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.
Through a broken window…
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 18mm, 1/50s, f11, ISO 800
‘I always had the feeling that something was going to happen in front of me, and when it did I wanted my camera to be there.’
Carl Mydans (American photographer who worked for the Farm Security Administration and Life magazine.) – May 20, 1907 – August 16 2004.
‘Dreadful things bring dreadful pictures.’
Bert Hardy (English documentary and press photographer) – May 19, 1913 – July 3 1995.
Renault 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.
Harley-Davidson Road King
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 23mm, 1/180s, f11, ISO 400
Southwell Minster, October 1997
Nikon F-801s, Vivitar 19mm f/3.8 + red filter, – Ilford SFX 200
Developed in Ilfosol S at 1:9, 9½ mins at 20°c.
Something from the archives today…
Another shot on a film that I really should shoot again, Ilford SFX 200.
Southwell Minster is a striking building, easily dominating the small Nottinghamshire town of Southwell and in spite of only being 25 miles from my home I haven’t been back since 1997! Time to place a film order with Analogue Wonderland and plan a day out I think!
Nikon COOLSCAN IV ED scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.
Triumph T120 Bonneville
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 34mm, 1/80s, f8, ISO 1600
I paid a visit to the Erewash Museum‘s Motorcycle Open Day today…
There was a fantastic variety of bikes on display: custom Harley-Davidsons, modern tourers, a couple of ‘Rat‘ bikes and more classic Brits than you could shake a stick at!
The above image shows one of the many Triumphs on display and I’m reasonably certain that it’s a 1960 T120 Bonneville (but I’m happy to be corrected if I’m wrong).
Olympus OM-1N + F.Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 Auto-S – 1/250s, f5.6½ – Kodak Portra 400 rated at ISO 200
Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.
Narrow boats, Keepers Lock
Fujica GW690 – 1/500s, f16, – Rollei RPX 400 rated at ISO 800
Another pic from February’s ‘gongoozling’ trip to Fradley Junction on the Trent & Mersey Canal.
Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.