Monochrome Monday… Marple Junction

Marple JunctionMarple Junction
Nikon F2S, NIKKOR-S 35mm f/2.8, 1/250, f11 – Kodak Tri-X
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 7 mins at 20°c.

An image from July last year (but not developed until a couple of weeks ago).

Marple Junction is where the Peak Forest Canal and Macclesfield Canal meet and is an excellent location for a spot of ‘gongoozling’.

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.

Square Saturday… Sawley Lock, Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2022

Sawley Lock, WWPDSawley Lock, WWPD
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 20s, f167 – Kodak T-Max 100
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

An image from Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2022… taken whilst enjoying a pint (or three) at The Lock Keeper’s Rest micro pub at Sawley.

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… Out of the water, St Monans

Out of the water, St MonansOut of the water, St Monans
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole, 8s, f167 – Kodak Ektar rated at ISO 50

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

I’m currently awaiting a delivery of Kodak Gold 200 in 120 from Analogue Wonderland and as soon as it arrives I’ll be loading a roll and shooting some pinhole pics!

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

Throwback Thursday… Bridlington

Bridlington, March 2017Bridlington, March 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 41mm, 1/1000s, f8, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was the seaside town of Bridlington in Yorkshire.

It’s a town I never get bored with visiting and I’m hoping to visit again in June for Race the Waves ’22

Bridlington Harbour, March 2017Bridlington Harbour, March 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 52mm, 1/250s, f8, ISO 400

Monochrome Monday… Great Northern Basin, September 2020

Great Northern Basin, September 2020Great Northern Basin, September 2020
Nikon TW20, 35mm lens – Kosmo Foto Mono
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:50, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another image from the Nikon TW20 today…

Great Northern Basin on the Cromford Canal at Langley Mill in Derbyshire. I say ‘Cromford Canal’ but the basin was originally part of the mostly abandoned Nottingham Canal that passed under what is now the A608 road just to the right of The Great Northern pub, visible in the background.

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.

Throwback Thursday… Skipton’s canals

The Thanet Canal, SkiptonThe Thanet Canal, Skipton
Nikon FA, Nikkor 45mm f/2.8P, 1/125s, f8 – Agfa vista plus 200 rated at ISO 100

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was the picturesque Yorkshire town of Skipton and its canals.

The first section of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal opened between Bingley and Skipton in 1773 and is still a busy waterway today (albeit with pleasure boats). The Thanet Canal (pictured above) was a privately financed branch built to serve Lord Thanet’s limestone quarries near Skipton Castle and is usually home to narrowboats taking a break from the arduous journey across the Pennines.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal, SkiptonLeeds and Liverpool Canal, Skipton
Nikon FA, Kiron 28mm f/2, 1/125s, f8 – Agfa vista plus 200 rated at ISO 100

I mainly use NIKKOR lenses with my Nikon cameras but the above image was taken using a Kiron 28mm f/2 lens that I picked up from a brocante (flea market) in France a month or so earlier… for the amazing sum of €0.50!