From the (digital) archive… Partial Lunar Eclipse, New Year’s Eve 2009

Partial Lunar Eclipse-20091231Partial Lunar Eclipse
Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR at 300mm, 1/500s, f8, ISO 400

For the last post of 2021 I’ve raided my (digital) archive for one of the few pics I’ve ever taken on New Year’s Eve… in this case 12 years ago.

A partial lunar eclipse was certainly of more interest to me than the usual NYE shenanigans that were on offer in 2009! 😁

Anyway… here’s wishing you all a happy and healthy 2022.

Monochrome Monday… Cobweb Bridge, Sheffield

Cobweb Bridge, SheffieldCobweb Bridge, Sheffield
Nikon TW20, 35mm lens – Kosmo Foto Mono
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:50, 9 mins at 20°c.

I’ve mentioned my fondness for twin lens (rather than zoom lens) 35mm compact camera before and this roll of Kosmo Foto Mono film has been lurking in one, the Nikon TW20, for a while.

Opened in 2002 the Cobweb Bridge was designed by Sheffield City Council’s Structures Section and carries the Five Weirs Walk under the Wicker Arches railway viaduct while linking one bank of the River Don to the other. The web of steel support wires give the bridge its name. Just visible overhead are the large steel spiders that conceal the lighting.

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Slide Film Sunday… More from Paris

Au Lapin Agile Cabaret, Septembre 2000Au Lapin Agile Cabaret, Septembre 2000

Another couple of honeymoon images for today’s ‘Slide Film Sunday’

Au Lapin Agile (the agile rabbit) is a legendary cabaret venue in Montmartre, Paris, just around the corner from…

La Maison Rose, Septembre 2000La Maison Rose, Septembre 2000

La Maison Rose (the pink house) is a wonderful little restaurant, originally owned by the Catalan painter Ramon Pichot (1871-1925) and his wife Germaine Gargallo (1880-1948) who was an artist’s model and lover of Picasso for many years.

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

“No more work to-night. Christmas Eve.” (Mr Fezziwig)

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree…O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree…
Nikon D200, AF NIKKOR 85mm f1.8D, 1/13s, f1.8, ISO 160

Or… “The lamplighters are at work. It’s Christmas Eve for certain.” (Mr Fozziwig 😁)

A couple of images from what used to be an annual trip to Castleton in the Peak District for an evening of traditional carols on the last Sunday before Christmas.

Christmas at CastletonChristmas at Castleton
Nikon D200, AF NIKKOR 24-85mm f2.8-4 D at 85mm, 4.5s, f11, ISO 160

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Cool Yule or whatever celebration floats your boat at this time of year…

Monochrome Monday… Firth of Forth, October 2021

Firth of Forth, October 2021Firth of Forth, October 2021
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + YA3 orange filter, 18s, f167 – Kodak T-Max 100
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

Another image from St Monans in Fife, taken on the Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole camera.

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Square Saturday… Reflection, St Monans

Reflection, St MonansReflection, St Monans
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole, 10s, f167 – Kodak Ektar rated at ISO 50

An image from the first roll of colour film through my ONDU 6×6 Pocket pinhole camera.

I still feel I’m struggling with the camera to subject distance but I don’t think it really matters in this pic too much…

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

Single frame… Leash Fen, December 2021

Leash Fen, December 2021Leash Fen, December 2021
Fujifilm X-E4, Fujinon XF 90mm f2 R LM WR, 1/850s, f11, ISO 160

A slow drive through the Peak District on a bright December day was just what the doctor ordered yesterday and I stopped a few times to take pics… Leash Fen is just inside the eastern border of the National Park and an area I’ve never really explored before but I’m planning a return visit as soon as possible.