Slide Film Sunday… Bolton Castle, May 2003

Bolton Castle, May 2003Bolton Castle, May 2003

The recent purchase of a used Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter has prompted me to dig out a few of my old slides to tinker with…

I’ve no notes as to the camera or film used for the above pic of Bolton Castle but it’s a pretty good bet it was taken using a Nikon F90X, AF NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED and Fujichrome Sensia film (a combination I used a lot at the time…)

First impressions of the ES-2 are good, it’s well made (as you’d expect from Nikon) and simple to use so expect more ‘Slide Film Sunday’ posts!

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… Mur-de-Barrez

Rue de la Pierre, Mur-de-BarrezRue de la Pierre, Mur-de-Barrez
Nikon D200, AF NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX at 70mm, 1/125s, f8, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

14 years ago it was the French commune of Mur-de-Barrez in the Aveyron department in southern France.

With a population of only 800 or so it was an incredibly peaceful little place to spend an afternoon, in fact we hardly saw a soul…

Rue de la Parro, Mur-de-BarrezRue de la Parro, Mur-de-Barrez
Nikon D200, AF NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4-5.6 D ED at 130mm, 1/500s, f8, ISO 400

Monochrome Monday… Willington Cooling Towers, January 2020

Willington Cooling Towers, January 2020Willington Cooling Towers, January 2020
Nikon FE, Zoom-Nikkor 43-86mm f/3.5 at 43mm, 1/125s, f8 – Kentmere 400
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 11½ mins at 20°c.

I can’t tell you why I find this image of the defunct cooling towers at Willington Power Station so appealing… I just do.

It’s also one of only half a dozen or so images (so far) taken with my Zoom-Nikkor 43-86mm f/3.5 Ai lens…

Nikon COOLSCAN IV ED scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Throwback Thursday… The Forth Bridge

Forth Bridge, September 2005Forth Bridge, September 2005
Nikon D100, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM at 70mm, 1/160s, f5.6, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Sixteen years ago it was the Forth (rail) Bridge on my first ever trip to Scotland.

Although I did photograph the bridge as a whole it’s these detail shots, complete with trains, that remind my of the hour or so spent at South Queensferry as the sun went down…

Forth Bridge and Inchgarvie, September 2005Forth Bridge and Inchgarvie, September 2005
Nikon D100, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM at 125mm, 1/160s, f5.6, ISO 200

Monochrome Monday… No.9

No.9No.9
Fujica GW 690 Professional, EBC Fujinon 90mm f/3.5, 1/125s, f8; – Ilford FP4 Plus
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

An image from the FP4+ party on Twitter earlier this year.

I can’t explain why this image keeps catching my eye as I scroll through Lightroom, it just does…

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.

Single frame… Canal-side decay, Attercliffe

Canal-side decay, AttercliffeCanal-side decay, Attercliffe
Nikon F3HP, NIKKOR 105mm f/2.5 Ai-S, 1/125s, f8; – Ilford FP4 Plus
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

Yet another image from a recent wander along the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal…

I do like a bit of industrial grot! 😁

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.

Single frame… Bridges over the Tweed, August 2021

Bridges over the Tweed, August 2021Bridges over the Tweed, August 2021
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 20mm – 1/750s, f/5.6, ISO 200

A tenacious clump of Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber) helps frame this image of the Royal Tweed and Royal Border Bridges.

The four-arch Royal Tweed Bridge is constructed from reinforced concrete and was opened in 1928. The more famous Royal Border Bridge was built to carry the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway over the river and opened in 1850, it still forms part of the East Coast Main Line between London King’s Cross and Edinburgh Waverley stations.