Slide Film Sunday… Bouquinistes de Paris

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Another honeymoon image for today’s ‘Slide Film Sunday’

The Bouquinistes of Paris are booksellers of used and antiquarian books who ply their trade along large sections of the banks of the River Seine… ‘the only river in the world that runs between two bookshelves’.

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.

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.

Slide Film Sunday… Little Ruddington

Little Ruddington, September 1999Little Ruddington, September 1999

An image from September 1999 for today’s ‘Slide Film Sunday’

And an image that made me chuckle when I spotted it whilst looking for something else entirely!

‘Little Ruddington’ is a station on the miniature railway at what was then the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre (now the Nottingham Heritage Railway) and I just liked the combination of sign and scaled down London & North Eastern Railway class A2 4-6-2 steam locomotive 60532 ‘BLUE PETER’ (7.25 inch gauge I think).

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… ‘Who Stole Bongo’s Trousers?’

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Nikon D300, AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D, 1/100s, f2.8, ISO 1600

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Ten years ago it was legendary performance poet John Cooper Clarke doing his stuff at The Flowerpot in Derby.

It was an absolutely fantastic evening of poetry, humour and anecdotes with the highlight for me being the poem (and preamble to) “Bongo’s Trousers”, the opening line of which forms the title of this post.

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Nikon D300, AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D, 1/40s, f2.8, ISO 1600

Monochrome Monday… Engrossed, Berwick-upon-Tweed, August 2021

Engrossed, Berwick-upon-Tweed, August 2021Engrossed, Berwick-upon-Tweed, August 2021
Olympus OM-2 SPOT/PROGRAM, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8, 1/640s, f4 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

Another pic from a recent trip to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

I’m slowly gaining confidence when it comes to street/candid photography and now I’m getting out and about a bit more it’s something I intend doing more of…

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.

Monochrome Monday… Market Day

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Nikon F2S, NIKKOR-S.C 50mm f/1.4, 1/500, f8 – Kodak Tri-X rated at ISO 320
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 7 mins at 20°c.

I’m slowly gaining confidence when it comes to candid/street photography, it’s a slow process as although cameras are now commonplace, people seem to be far more wary of them.

Market day in Mansfield was a good place to practise though, folks were far more interested in getting their fruit and veg!

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.

Throwback Thursday… Broad Walk, Buxton

Broad Walk, BuxtonBroad Walk, Buxton
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 110mm, 1/125s, f8, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Three years ago it was the Derbyshire spa town of Buxton, during a visit with my friend/partner in crime Rachel, who at that point had yet to take up photography…

A repeat visit to Buxton is on the cards now that she has!

Throwback Thursday… Flaked out dog, Sheringham

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Fujifilm X20, Fujinon Super EBC 7.1-28.4mm f2~2.8 at 24mm, 1/550s, f8, ISO 100

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was this very bored-looking dog at Sheringham, waiting for its ‘humans’ to get on with the walk they’d promised him…

The X20 was my first Fujifilm camera and was directly responsible for my entry into the X mirrorless system in 2015 (with the X-E1). It’s also partially to blame for my friend Rachel’s interest in photography… she borrowed it during our holiday to Scotland in October 2017 and hasn’t looked back!

Single frame… Hawaiian shirt, Sheffield, June 2019

Hawaiian shirt, Sheffield, June 2019Hawaiian shirt, Sheffield, June 2019
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/4000s, f2.8, – Kodak Portra 400 rated at ISO 200

Another image from my recent trip to Sheffield, captured while enjoying a cold beer outside the Sheffield Tap, a fantastic ‘world beer freehouse’ at the railway station.

The shirt caught my eye as I’ve recently taken a sartorial leaf out of Godson No.2’s book and bought myself a few Hawaiian shirts to jazz up my wardrobe!

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