On St Andrew’s Day… The Kelpies, November 2018

Wishing my friends and readers north of the border a safe and happy St Andrew’s Day 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 I’ll be having a wee dram on your behalf tonight…

The Kelpies, November 2018The Kelpies, November 2018
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 28mm, 4.5s, f11, ISO 400

Love them or loathe them, the The Kelpies (designed by sculptor Andy Scott) have quickly become Scottish icons since their opening to the public in April 2014.

Monochrome Monday… Jitty, Belper

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Canon EOS 30, EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, 1/60s, f11 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 400
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

This jitty/gennel/ginnel/snicket/twitchel (select the applicable name for your local area…) has featured previously featured here (and no doubt will do so again…)

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Throwback Thursday… H.O. Bowley Ltd, Hosiery & fabrics

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Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 35mm f2 R WR, 1/40s, f2, ISO 1600

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was the business premises of H.O. Bowley Ltd, Hosiery & fabrics in Loughborough during a stroll to the (sadly now closed) Tap & Mallet pub on Nottingham Road.

I really should do more of this kind of photography… even if wandering the streets at night can get you a reputation! 😁

Monochrome Monday… Hook

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Olympus OM-2 SPOT/PROGRAM, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8, 1/400s, f11 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

This hook is one of a number of features retained by a local building that used to be a pub called ‘The Generous Briton’. I’m assuming it was used to lower barrels into the cellar.

The pub closed years ago but the building also has (a very faded) sign and a skittle alley in the yard…

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Revealed, Roker, August 2021

Revealed, Roker, August 2021Revealed, Roker, August 2021
Nikon F3HP, Zoom-NIKKOR 35~70mm f/3.5 at 50mm, 1/125s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

wall tiles lose their grip
and reveal painted letters
advertising chips

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Throwback Thursday… Colin Bourdiec at the Bridge Inn

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Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 50mm f2 R WR, 1/75s, f2, ISO 3200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Three years ago it was multi-period all-round entertainer Colin Bourdiec at the Bridge Inn in Cotmanhay, Derbyshire.

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Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 50mm f2 R WR, 1/40s, f2, ISO 3200

It was an incredibly entertaining evening with the highlights being Colin’s English/German version of “The Lambeth Walk” and the impromptu audience participation on “Run Rabbit Run” (something Rachel and I still wonder about… don’t ask!)

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Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 50mm f2 R WR, 1/60s, f2, ISO 3200