Monochrome Monday… The Church of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

The Church of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, NorthamptonshireThe Church of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire
Camera, lens and exposure details unrecorded – Ilford HP5 Plus

I’ve mentioned before the complete disarray a lot of my negatives are in and this image is a prime example!

A sheet of negatives turned up yesterday (whilst I was looking for something else) and after much head-scratching I worked out that this pic was of The Church of St Mary and All Saints in Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire and was taken in August… 1998!

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… St Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield

St Nicholas' Church, High BradfieldSt Nicholas’ Church, High Bradfield
Mamiya C330, Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 – 1/60s, f11, – Ilford Ortho Plus
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 10½ mins at 20°c.

After yesterday’s post on a film failure I thought I’d post something more positive today… the first image from my first roll of Ilford Ortho Plus.

Ilford say this film is ideally suited to landscape photography and I can’t really argue with that recommendation…

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.

Monochrome Monday… In Memory of Edward Anthony Attwood

In Memory of Edward Anthony AttwoodIn Memory of Edward Anthony Attwood
Minolta X-700, MC W.ROKKOR 28mm f/2.8, 1/125s, f8 – Foma Pan 100 Classic
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:50, 9 mins at 20°c.

An image from one of my current favourite cameras, the Minolta X-700…

I’d love to know how a man born in Odessa in the Ukraine in 1823 (then part of Imperial Russia) ended up buried in the small Derbyshire village of Pentrich (best known for the Pentrich Revolution of 1817).

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… York Minster, illuminated by Patrice Warrener

York Minster-20051104aYork Minster
Nikon D100, Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4 AF-D at 42mm, 2s, f8, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Sixteen years ago it was York Minster, bathed in light by the French artist Patrice Warrener.

York Minster-20051104aYork Minster
Nikon D100, Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4 AF-D at 42mm, 1.5s, f8, ISO 400

Two projectors were used to illuminate the west front of the Minster, creating a design called the ‘Heart of Yorkshire’, part of a project to ‘breathe new life into the city centre in ways that are both sympathetic to our treasured heritage and reflective of leading-edge contemporary art’ (according to a member of the City of York Council at the time).

Monochrome Monday… All Saints Church

All Saints Church, RipleyAll Saints Church, Ripley
Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm f/2, 1/250s, f11 – Kentmere 400
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 11½ mins at 20°c.

A pre-lockdown image from a beautiful spring afternoon’s visit to the local churchyard…

I owned a chrome Nikon FE around 25 years ago and loved it, only parting with it to fund the purchase of a Nikon F-801s for work, so when a mint condition black one came my way recently how could I resist?

A blog post about the Nikon FE is on its way…

Nikon COOLSCAN IV ED scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Square Saturday… ‘Tin Tabernacle’

Tin Tabernacle, October 2019Tin Tabernacle, October 2019
Yashica Mat 124G – 1/250s, f8 – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100

Another image from a test roll of Ilford FP4 Plus put through a Yashica Mat 124G that I had repaired last year.

This ‘tin tabernacle’ is located at Swanwick Junction at the Midland Railway-Butterley and is officially known as ‘St. Saviours Church’ and is available for wedding blessings (although not the actual marriage ceremony for legal reasons), funerals and memorial services.

It originally stood at Westhouses near Alfreton and was built in 1898 with support from the Midland Railway (MR).

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