Monochrome Monday… ‘Purveyors of High Class Meat’

Purveyors of High Class MeatPurveyors of High Class Meat
Olympus OM-2 Spot/Program, F-Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/125s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 640

A fantastic ‘ghost’ sign, spotted in Belper, Derbyshire in January this year… Although now a kitchen and bathroom showroom I do vaguely remember this building being a butcher’s shop.

Another image from the first roll of film through my Olympus OM-2 Spot/Program.

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

Throwback Thursday… Radio Times ‘ghost’ sign

HRadio Times 'ghost' sign, DerbyRadio Times ‘ghost’ sign, Derby
Olympus Stylus XZ-10, i.Zuiko 4.7-23.5mm f1.8~2.7 ED at 11.1mm, 1/125s, f8, ISO 160

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Four years ago it was this ‘ghost’ sign in Derby. I have a fondness for old painted, carved or tiled signs advertising long defunct businesses and I photograph them whenever possible.

This one has obviously been repainted at some point as two sets of ‘Radio Times’ lettering are clearly visible…

Single frame… John Toulson Transport

John Toulson TransportJohn Toulson Transport
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 18mm, 1/140s, f8, ISO 400

I do love a bit of ‘wriggly tin’ especially when it sports peeling paint and patches of rust… As far as I can tell ‘John Toulson Transport’ hasn’t occupied this building since 2008 and the Teesdale weather hasn’t been kind to it since then.

Monochrome Monday… The old Post Office, Ilkeston

The old Post Office, Ilkeston.The old Post Office, Ilkeston
Minolta Dynax 505si Super, Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 – 1/45s, f4, – Ilford FP4+ rated at ISO 200

I have a fondness for what are known as ‘Ghost’ signs… that is to say old painted, carved or tiled signs advertising long defunct businesses and I photograph them whenever possible.

Hogarths Gin Palace now occupies the building that this particular sign adorns, while the Post Office resides in a tiny, nondescript location closer to the centre of town.

This is an image from the roll of film I shot for January’s Emulsive FP4 Party.

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