Monochrome Monday… 1794

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Nikon FA, NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford Hp5 Plus
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

The Grade II* listed St Mary’s Bridge in Derby has featured here before… and given my fondness for a pint (or two) at the Furnace Inn just a few yards away, it will no doubt do so again!

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.

Single frame… Handyside Bridge, Chester Green

Handyside Bridge, Chester GreenHandyside Bridge, Chester Green
Nikon FA, NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

Last Friday I had a gentle stroll around Chester Green in Derby and crossed the River Derwent on this bridge.

Known as ‘Handyside Bridge’ it originally carried the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Extension of the Great Northern Railway and was built in 1878 by local engineers Andrew Handyside and Company.

The riveted wrought iron structure saw its last train in May 1968 (when the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Extension closed) and was converted to a footbridge in 1976.

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.

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.

Monochrome Monday… Tinsley Viaduct, June 2021

Tinsley Viaduct, June 2021Tinsley Viaduct, June 2021
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 10s, f167 – Kodak T-Max 100
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

Yet another image from the fantastic Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole camera.

The railway line crosses over the River Don immediately in front of the camera before passing beneath the two-tier Tinsley Viaduct that carries the A631 and M1 roads over the Don Valley to the north east of Sheffield.

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.

Slide Film Sunday… Pont de l’Archevêché, Octobre 2000

Pont de l'Archevêché, Octobre 2000Pont de l’Archevêché, Octobre 2000

An image from September 2000 for today’s ‘Slide Film Sunday’

My first visit to Paris (on honeymoon no less) was when I started to make a conscious effort to include people in my images, the couple chatting on the river bank really making this image for me…

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… 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

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!

Throwback Thursday… Footbridge over Burbage Brook, August 2011

Footbridge over Burbage Brook, August 2011Footbridge over Burbage Brook, August 2011
Panasonic Lumix GF-1, Lumix G Vario OIS 14-45 f/3.5~5.6 at 18mm, 1/125s, f6.3, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Ten years ago it was a footbridge over Burbage Brook in Yarncliffe Wood in the Peak District, in an area better known as Padley Gorge.

I’ve not been up there in a while, it’s a beautiful spot but incredibly difficult to get to yourself!