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.

Monochrome Monday… March of the pylons

March of the pylonsMarch of the pylons
Nikon FE2, NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8P, 1/125s, f11 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

An image from a stroll along the Trent & Mersey Canal with my partner in (photographic) crime Rachel back in August.

I liked the contrast between the harsh lines of the electricity pylons and the softer lines of the reeds and their reflection…

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… 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.