Born on this day – Edward Steichen

‘When I first became interested in photography, I thought it was the whole cheese. My idea was to have it recognised as one of the fine arts. Today I don’t give a hoot in hell about it. The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself. And that is no mean function.’

Edward Steichen (Luxembourgish American photographer, painter and curator) – March 27, 1879 – March 25, 1973.

Single frame… Derwent reflections

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Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 18mm, 1/70s, f11, ISO 200

An image from a recent ‘Photography Friday’ walk with Rachel along the banks of the River Derwent near Calver in the Peak District.

This is the point at which Stoke Brook flows into the river, home to Brook Lampreys, a primitive, eel-like fish with a sucker for a mouth… We didn’t see any though.

Here’s hoping that our jaunts (and the world in general) return to normal soon…

Single frame… Expired Film Day 2020

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Canon EOS 600, EF 50mm f/1.8 II, 1/125s, f4 – O.O.D. Kodacolor 200

Last weekend I managed to shoot a roll of Kodacolor 200 (that went out of date in September 2001!) for Expired Film Day 2020. Using the rule of thumb ‘overexpose one stop for every decade the film is out of date I rated it at EI 50 and the results aren’t bad!

This security shutter caught my eye, it belongs to Caribbean Spice, a restaurant and takeaway on London Road in Sheffield… and I really must try the food there!

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Four-wheel, five-plank wagon No.30

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Nikon F, Nikkor-S.C. 50mm f/1.4, 1/250s, f11, Kodak Tri-X rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilfosol 3 at 1:9, 7½ mins at 20°c.

Yet another image from the roll of Kodak Tri-X shot in a borrowed Nikon F…

This four-wheel, five plank railway wagon, was photographed at the Midland Railway Butterley (MR-B) in October last year. Not much is known about it other than it was built by Harrison & Camm Ltd of Rotherham and was acquired by the MR-B from Royal Naval Armament Depot (RNAD) Bedenham in Hampshire.

Bargain books!

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Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 18mm, 1/60s, f8, ISO 1250

As an old friend of my wife’s used to say ‘money is never wasted on books or pork products’

I picked these three up on Sunday from a shop at one of the local tourist traps… None were priced and I was pleasantly surprised to be told £15 for the lot!

I’ve a horrible feeling that ‘The Hasselblad Way’ will only aggravate an itch I’ve had for a while to own such a thing…

Single frame… Shot with the Minolta Vectis S-1

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Minolta Vectis S-1, Minolta V 25-150mm f/4.5-6.3 at 40mm – 1/125s, f8, – O.O.D. Fujifilm Nexia 200 rated at ISO 100

I’d forgotten that whilst in France during the summer of 2018 I’d put a roll of film through a charity shop find Minolta Vectis S-1 Advanced Photo System (APS) SLR camera.

I’m not entirely sure where said camera is at the moment, when it turns up I’ll write a few words about it but in the meantime I’ll share a few of the images from the roll of film I shot…

Scan by Nik & Trick Photographic Services with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.