Monochrome Monday… Holy Island, September 1998

Holy Island, September 1998Holy Island, September 1998
Contax G1, Carl Zeiss T* Biogon 28mm f/2.8 – Ilford HP5 Plus

Saturday saw another madcap round trip to Scotland so that my pal Mark could go to a football match, this time in Edinburgh.

The journey gave us good views of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and that reminded me that somewhere I’d got some black & white pics taken there in 1998 (filed away so safely that it’s taken me all afternoon to find them!)

The couple of days I spent on the island were marred by awful weather and the negatives are lacking in contrast, something I could’ve improved upon had I processed the film myself…

Nikon COOLSCAN IV ED scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Shady spot, Crossley Park, May 2019

Shady spot, Crossley Park, May 2019.jpgShady spot, Crossley Park, May 2019
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/250s, f8, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800

Another image from the recent test roll put through my resealed Nikon FE2.

I’ve no idea what kind of tree this is, I just loved the texture and the shadows… The shady spot it created was welcome on this particularly sunny spring day too!

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

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.

Monochrome Monday… Mama Jane’s Pizza & Chicken

Mama Jane's Pizza & ChickenMama Jane’s Pizza & Chicken
Nikon F-301, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S, 1/250s, f4, Kodak T-Max P3200

This is one of four shots taken during a short walk through Derby to The Brunswick Inn in January…

The centre-weighted metering of the Nikon F-301 made a surprisingly good job of this scene, when the dark nights roll around again I’ll have another go at shots like this…

Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… St Mary’s Bridge, Derby

St Mary's Bridge, DerbySt Mary’s Bridge, Derby
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 105mm f2.5 AI-S – 1/250s, f8, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800

A pigeon perches on St Mary’s Bridge (over the River Derwent) in Derby in April 2019. The Grade II* listed structure was built between 1788-1793 by Thomas Harrison and replaced a medieval bridge that was demolished in 1789 as it was ‘too narrow and hazardous to wheeled traffic’.

Another shot from the recent test roll put through my resealed Nikon FE2.

Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Bullseye!

BullseyeBullseye!
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f1.8 AI-S – 1/125s, f8½, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800

Another shot from the recent test roll put through my resealed Nikon FE2.

I’ve had a couple of Nikon’s screw-in close-up lenses squirrelled away for a while and this is the first time I’ve used the No.2 (3.0 diopter) version.

Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… No band today, June 2019

No band today, June 2019No band today, June 2019
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 24mm f2.8 AI-S – 1/60s, f8, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800

I recently fitted new light seals to my Nikon FE2, this shot is from the roll of Ilford Delta 400 that I tested it with.

I don’t regularly visit the local park but this particular day was perfect for a picnic lunch (and photography) and Joy and I spent about an hour there before pottering off to the pub!

The new light seals came from Nik & Trick Photo Services in Folkestone and I can’t recommend them highly enough! They supply three sets to take care of any ‘mess ups’ during fitting but they really were a doddle to install! I’ll be ordering a set for my Olympus OM-1N next!

Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Little Chester, Derby, January 2019

Little Chester, Derby, January 2019Little Chester, Derby, January 2019
Contax T2, Carl Zeiss T* 38mm f/2.8 lens – 1/125s, f8, – Silberra Ultima 160

A snapshot taken on a bright but bitterly cold day in January this year. This was my first roll of Silberra film and I doubt it’ll be my last even though the results I obtained from it were less than spectacular…

This roll was shot at the box speed of ISO 160 but I think that my next roll I’ll try at ISO 100, it seems to be a film that would benefit from overexposure…

Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Southwell Minster on Ilford SFX 200

Southwell Minster, October 1997Southwell Minster, October 1997
Nikon F-801s, Vivitar 19mm f/3.8 + red filter, – Ilford SFX 200
Developed in Ilfosol S at 1:9, 9½ mins at 20°c.

Something from the archives today…

Another shot on a film that I really should shoot again, Ilford SFX 200.

Southwell Minster is a striking building, easily dominating the small Nottinghamshire town of Southwell and in spite of only being 25 miles from my home I haven’t been back since 1997! Time to place a film order with Analogue Wonderland and plan a day out I think!

Nikon COOLSCAN IV ED scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.