Throwback Thursday… Ramshackle

E. PARKER, January 2015E. PARKER, January 2015
Fujifilm X20, Fujinon Super EBC 7.1-28.4mm f2~2.8 at 9mm, 1/1500s, f8, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was this ramshackle former business premises…

I’ve no idea who ‘E. Parker’ was, or what they did, but I love the building they left behind!

Fuse box, January 2015Fuse box, January 2015.jpg
Fujifilm X20, Fujinon Super EBC 7.1-28.4mm f2~2.8 at 25mm, 1/50s, f8, ISO 100

Mouldings, January 2015Mouldings, January 2015.jpg
Fujifilm X20, Fujinon Super EBC 7.1-28.4mm f2~2.8 at 16mm, 1/350s, f8, ISO 100

Throwback Thursday… Derby Cathedral, November 2015

Derby Cathedral, November 2015Derby Cathedral, November 2015
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8, 1/3500s, f2.8, ISO 800

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Four years ago it was the city of Derby…

I was trying out the Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8 lens for the first time, I didn’t get on with it… Optically the lens was flawless, I just didn’t care for the lack of an aperture ring, something I was used to with my other X-series lenses.

I’m not quite sure what was going on with my camera settings that day… ‘1/3500s, f2.8, ISO 800’ What was I thinking?

Single frame… The old and the new, Sheffield

The old and the new, SheffieldThe old and the new, Sheffield
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/250s, f11, – Kodak Portra 400 rated at ISO 200

A contrast between old and new in Sheffield, photographed in June. In the foreground is part of the Royal Exchange Buildings, a brown glazed brick structure dating from 1900 and designed by John Henry Bryars. The modern building in the background is the 52-metre, 16 floor iQuarter apartment building on Blonk Street, built on the site of the former Hancock and Lant furniture company premises.

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

Single frame… ‘ART’

'ART', Sheffield, June 2018‘ART’, Sheffield, June 2019
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI-S – 1/250s, f8, – Kodak Portra 400 rated at ISO 200

This beautiful carved lettering adorns the Graves Art Gallery in Sheffield and it caught my eye during a wander around the city in June this year.

The gallery occupies the third floor of The Central Library which was opened in July 1934, dedicated to ‘the service of knowledge and art’.

Built with the support of John George Graves, an entrepreneur who made his fortune out of one of the country’s earliest mail order businesses (which became part of Great Universal after his death in 1945), the gallery is the main home of Sheffield’s visual art collection and hosts significant touring shows.

As the lettering is a few feet above my eye level I used what is rapidly becoming my favourite Nikon lens, the Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI-S… a wonderfully sharp, short telephoto that balances perfectly on my Nikon FE2 and FA bodies.

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

Monochrome Monday… ‘Purveyors of High Class Meat’

Purveyors of High Class MeatPurveyors of High Class Meat
Olympus OM-2 Spot/Program, F-Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/125s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 640

A fantastic ‘ghost’ sign, spotted in Belper, Derbyshire in January this year… Although now a kitchen and bathroom showroom I do vaguely remember this building being a butcher’s shop.

Another image from the first roll of film through my Olympus OM-2 Spot/Program.

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

Single frame… Serrurerie Sécurité

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Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/125s, f8, – Kodak Colorplus 200 rated at ISO 100

Another wonderful old business premises in central France, photographed between beer breaks at pavement cafés during a wander around Cosne-sur-Loire in August last year. This ‘Locksmith Security’ specialist had long since moved on…

I really could spend hours just wandering around and photographing things like this.

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