Throwback Thursday… Our kid/Little bro/Rob…

Our kid, MFN, May 2012Our kid, MFN, May 2012
Panasonic Lumix GF1, Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8, 1/125s, f2.8, ISO 1600

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Seven years ago it was this ‘handsome bugger!

My brother… strutting his stuff with the band Pumpcar at the MFN nightclub in Derbyshire.

The Micro Four Thirds Panasonic Lumix GF1 was definitely not suited to shooting in low light and I think this was the only time I ever shot a gig with it. I loved the Macro-Elmarit 45mm lens though… the only Leica (ahem!) thing I’ve ever owned…

Rockin', MFN, May 2012Rockin’, MFN, May 2012
Panasonic Lumix GF1, Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8, 1/100s, f2.8, ISO 1600

Single frame… Tranquillity, Trent & Mersey Canal (again)

The narrowboat 'Tranquillity', February 2019The narrowboat ‘Tranquillity’, February 2019
Fujica GW690 – 1/500s, f16, – Rollei RPX 400 rated at ISO 800

Another image of the narrowboat ‘Tranquillity’, moored on the Trent & Mersey Canal near Keepers Lock at Fradley Junction, taken during a spot of ‘gongoozling’ in February this year.

Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Throwback Thursday… Swanwick Junction

Swanwick JunctionSwanwick Junction
Nikon D300, AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR at 52mm, 1/400s, f10, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Nine years ago it was this Running in board at Swanwick Junction station at Midland Railway-Butterley (MR-B).

Running in boards tended to be positioned at the end of station platforms and were designed to allow passengers to determine their location as a train entered the station, possibly while still moving at speed!

This example is/was a modern construct as Swanwick Junction station didn’t exist until the heritage line arrived there… I say is/was because the last couple of times I’ve visited there’s been no trace of this particular board.

Single frame… Renault Juvaquatre Break

Mural depicting St Mungo, Glasgow, April 2019Renault Juvaquatre Break, the Nièvre, August 2018
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 49mm, 1/80s, f8, ISO 320

I’ve mentioned before my fondness for photographing old vehicles wherever I find them…

This Renault Juvaquatre Break was spotted in a small town in the Nièvre department of France in August last year. Based on the Juvaquatre Camionette (van) introduced in the late 1930s, the Break (also known as the ‘Dauphinoise’ post 1956) was introduced in 1950 and remained in production until 1960, just a few months before its replacement arrived in the shape of the Renault 4.

The French (at least in rural areas) seem to keep using their old vehicles long after we (in the UK) would’ve either confined them to classic car shows or the scrapyard.