Monochrome Monday… Heanor Grammar School

Heanor Grammar SchoolHeanor Grammar School
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 45mm f/2.8P, 1/90s, f8 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

Apparently the Grade-II listed former Grammar School buildings have been ‘saved’ and are to become a ‘mixed-use development site’ (whatever one of those is…)

We wait with baited breath…

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… Motor Rail Ltd Bedford England

Motor Rail Ltd Bedford EnglandMotor Rail Ltd Bedford England
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/60s, f8 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

An image from the Golden Valley Light Railway (GVLR), a narrow gauge line only a mile or so from here.

Motor Rail Ltd (or the Motor Rail & Tramcar Co Ltd) built many narrow and standard gauge locomotives powered by either diesel or petrol engines at their works at Bedford… The company also used the trade name ‘Simplex’ and parts from at least two (unidentified) locomotives are visible here.

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… Pulley wheel

PulleyPulley wheel
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/125s, f8 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

I’m back! Yes, after a two-week COVID enforced hiatus ‘Freelance Wastrel’ is back!

This pulley wheel is attached to the stonework of Scarborough Bridge in York. I assume it’s a remnant of the semaphore signalling system that once controlled train movements over the bridge. (I should point out that the railway line is paralleled by a footpath across the bridge and I wasn’t trespassing.)

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… Austin A30

Austin A30Austin A30
Nikon F3HP, Zoom-NIKKOR 35-70mm f/3.5 Ai-S at 70mm, 1/125s, f11 – Kentmere Pan 400
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 12 mins at 20°c.

This rather sorry specimen was sharing its resting place with an Auston A35, a Mazda RX-8 and an assortment of other, unidentifiable vehicles of indeterminate age.

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… Wooden fence

Wooden fenceWooden fence
Nikon F-601, AF NIKKOR 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 at 50mm, 1/250s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another image from the first roll of film through my (fully working 🤞) Nikon F-601.

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… Nissen easy does it…

Nissen easy does itNissen easy does it…
Nikon F-601, AF NIKKOR 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 at 50mm, 1/60s, f3.8 – Ilford HP5 Plus
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

I did eventually track down a working Nikon F-601 (after the last one I bought expired after less than one roll…) and this image is from the first film put through it.

This Nissen hut (or at the least the remains of it) stands beside the the High Peak Trail near Cromford in Derbyshire… A lovely place to have a wander with a camera (or two).

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.