The Forth Bridge, October 2018
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 26mm, 1/105s, f16, ISO 400
Goods Wagon, Kingdom of Fife Railway
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/60s, f5.6 – Ilford Delta 100
A shot from last year’s trip to Scotland… this four-plank wagon awaits its turn in the restoration queue at the Fife Heritage Railway. Not much is known about the wagon’s history but it was donated by Tullis Russell whose paper mill at nearby Markinch closed in 2015 with the loss of more than 350 jobs.
Scan by Peak Imaging with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.
John Toulson Transport
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 18mm, 1/140s, f8, ISO 400
I do love a bit of ‘wriggly tin’ especially when it sports peeling paint and patches of rust… As far as I can tell ‘John Toulson Transport’ hasn’t occupied this building since 2008 and the Teesdale weather hasn’t been kind to it since then.
Soup of the day: TEQUILA
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 59mm, 1/40s, f8, ISO 3200
That’s my kind of soup! (I treated myself to a bottle of PATRÓN Silver yesterday…)
Alport Heights, August 2018
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/250s, f8, – Rollei RPX 100
Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.
Lamp shadow, Lower Largo
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 135mm, 1/80s, f8, ISO 500
There’s something about shadows… Not necessarily the deep inky black ones found in high contrast scenes; sometimes it’s the more faint examples that catch the eye…
‘I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life.’
Robert Capa (Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist) – October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954.
Definitely Third Class!
Sony α100, Sony DT 18-70mm f3.5-5.6 at 50mm, 1/320s, f11, ISO 200
I recently found an old hard drive lurking in a drawer and on it were some images that I took in 2007 using a Sony α100 that had been a prize in a ‘first name out of the hat’ competition in a photography magazine.
I was using a Nikon D200 at the time and after taking a couple of hundred images with the Sony I passed it on to my wife (who didn’t get on with it at all and traded it in for a Nikon D80 a few months later if memory serves me…)
The above image is of a door belonging to a London, Midland & Scottish Railway Third Sleeper carriage that was awaiting scrapping at the Midland Railway-Butterley in Derbyshire.
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/125s, f4, – O.O.D. Kodak 200 rated at ISO 100
‘The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.’
Paul Strand (American photographer and filmmaker) – October 16, 1890 – March 31, 1976.