Monochrome Monday… 1794

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Nikon FA, NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford Hp5 Plus
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

The Grade II* listed St Mary’s Bridge in Derby has featured here before… and given my fondness for a pint (or two) at the Furnace Inn just a few yards away, it will no doubt do so again!

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… Metro sign, Paris

Metro sign, ParisMetro sign, Paris
Nikon F90X Pro, Sigma 28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 DL Macro – Ilford Delta 400 rated at ISO 320

The more I play with the Negative Lab Pro plugin for Lightroom the more impressed I am with it… the results from DSLR digitisation are far better than those from either my flatbed or film scanners.

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… 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… Marple Junction

Marple JunctionMarple Junction
Nikon F2S, NIKKOR-S 35mm f/2.8, 1/250, f11 – Kodak Tri-X
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 7 mins at 20°c.

An image from July last year (but not developed until a couple of weeks ago).

Marple Junction is where the Peak Forest Canal and Macclesfield Canal meet and is an excellent location for a spot of ‘gongoozling’.

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… 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… Cloister, Winchester Cathedral

Cloister, Winchester CathedralCloister, Winchester Cathedral
Ensign Selfix 16-20, Ross XPRES 75mm f/3.5 – 1/300s, f16, – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:4, 12 mins at 20°c.

An image from the first roll of film through a recently acquired Ensign Selfix 16-20 folding camera (which will feature in an upcoming post).

The City of Winchester is a wonderful place for a gentle wander with a camera and if you’re of a certain age you might just find yourself humming the 1966 song “Winchester Cathedral” by The New Vaudeville Band!

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… 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.