Monochrome Monday… Rolls Royce Merlin X aero engine

Rolls Royce Merlin X aero engineRolls Royce Merlin X aero engine
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 35mm f/2 – 1/125s, f11, – Kentmere 400 rated at ISO 320

A Rolls Royce Merlin X aero engine on display at The Ruskin Museum in Coniston. The engine was one of four fitted to Handley Page Halifax V bomber, LL505 ‘FD-S’ of the Royal Air Force’s 1659 Heavy Conversion unit (HCU) that crashed on Great Carrs between Coniston and Little Langdale during a navigational exercise on 22 October 1944. All eight members of the crew were killed in the crash.

The engine is one of two recovered by the RAF in 1997, the other is in the Pathfinder Museum at RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire.

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Single frame… Mulled Wine and Mulled Cider

Mulled Wine and Mulled Cider, York, December 2018Mulled Wine and Mulled Cider, York, December 2018
Fujica GW690 – 1/30s, f4, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 3200

I received five rolls of film back from the lab yesterday, all shot with the gorgeous Fujica GW690 that I’ve got on loan…

I’ve never pushed Ilford Delta 400 before and only did so here to try and bag a few shots of York after dark while wobbling my way from ‘The Last Drop’ to the railway station.

I’m absolutely loving the results from this camera… I’m quite taken with the pushed Delta 400 too!

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Single frame… I had one but…

I had one but…I had one but…
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI-S – 1/125s, f8, – Kentmere 400 rated at ISO 320

The wheel fell off…

This seemingly abandoned wheel (on the outskirts of Coniston in Cumbria) reminded me of the old saying ‘I had one but the wheel(s) fell off’ (a once common retort, used when you don’t understand what someone is saying, often about something technical.)

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Monochrome Monday… Carr Wood on the Fujica GW690

Carr Wood, December 2018Carr Wood, December 2018
Fujica GW690 – 1/125s, f8, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800

Another shot from the first roll through a borrowed Fujica GW690.

Carr Wood has featured on here before (a few times in fact), it may only be a tiny patch of woodland but it’s always a pleasant place for a stroll with a camera…

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Live music… on Kodak T-Max P3200

I’m off to see this fantastic bunch tonight!

The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018
Nikon F-301, Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8 – Kodak T-Max P3200

The Sensational Hot Rocks Band play an eclectic mix of music… from AC/DC to Santana via David Bowie, Kylie, Pink Floyd and many more and they always get the crowd up and dancing (not me though, I’m a lover not a dancer 😉)

I did, however, do a little happy dance earlier this year when Kodak reintroduced their T-Max P3200 black & white film, a film I’ve always loved and used to shoot a fair bit of live music on…

Give me live music, a couple of rolls of film and a few beers and I’m a very happy bunny!

The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018
Nikon F-301, Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8 – Kodak T-Max P3200

The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018The Sensational Hot Rocks Band, July 2018
Nikon F-301, Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8 – Kodak T-Max P3200

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Single frame… Bench in the wood, December 2018

Bench in the wood, December 2018Bench in the wood, December 2018
Fujica GW690 – 1/125s, f8, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800

A couple of weeks ago a friend was kind enough to lend me one of his cameras (thanks James!), a Fujica GW690, a fixed-lens rangefinder giving eight 6×9 images on 120 roll film.

So far I’ve managed to shoot a couple of rolls with it and following a delivery from Analogue Wonderland I’m now ready to shoot a few more!

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