Monochrome Monday… Mills Dockyard

Mills DockyardMills Dockyard
Nikon FM, Nikkor 50mm f/2 Ai – 1/125s, f8 – Ilford FP4 Plus
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

Mills Dockyard, on the Erewash Canal near Long Eaton… A day of gongoozling and a pub lunch is long overdue!

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Antlers, Edinburgh

Antlers, EdinburghAntlers, Edinburgh
Nikon F3HP, NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 Ai-S, 1/125s, f8 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

An image from last October’s holiday to Scotland… If memory serves these antlers were in the window of The Cellar Door restaurant in Edinburgh.

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… 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… Shadow, Wirksworth

Shadow, WirksworthShadow, Wirksworth
Nikon FM, Nikkor 50mm f/2 Ai – 1/60s, f8 – Ilford FP4 Plus
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

An image from a wander around the Peak District market town of Wirksworth…

The railings that cast this shadow circle St Mary’s Church in the centre of town.

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter and Negative Lab Pro plugin 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.