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!

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… Baltic Works, Sheffield

Baltic Works, SheffieldBaltic Works, Sheffield
Nikon F3HP, Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 Ai-S, 1/125s, f5.6; – Ilford FP4 Plus
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

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

It has been said (mostly by my wife) that ‘Andy doesn’t do picturesque’ but I’m firmly of the opinion that scenes like this ARE picturesque in their own way.

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.

Monochrome Monday… Should I Stay?

Should I…

Should I Stay?Stay
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-Macro 50mm f/3.5, 1/125s, f8; – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

…Or Should I…

…Or Should I?Go
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-Macro 50mm f/3.5, 1/125s, f8; – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

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.

Monochrome Monday… Reflections, Trent & Mersey Canal

Reflections, Trent & Mersey CanalReflections, Trent & Mersey Canal
Nikon F-601, AF NIKKOR 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 at 50mm, 1/250s, f8; – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 10½ mins at 20°c.

This is one of the few salavagable shots from a test roll I shot in a Nikon F-601 before Christmas…

Sadly the camera has a couple of faults that render it pretty much unusable, the shutter release has a ‘hair trigger’ and towards the end of the roll the shutter would fire whenever the camera was switched on or off… A real shame, my first Nikon was an F-601 (in 1993/94 I think) and I was hoping to take this one on a trip down memory lane.

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… Frozen canal

Frozen canalFrozen canal
Canon EOS 600, EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, 1/125, f11 – Kodak Tri-X
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 7 mins at 20°c.

The Nottingham Canal hasn’t seen a boat in many years so a covering of ice was only causing a problem for the ducks on this particular February day…

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.