Monochrome Monday… Thurne Mill, September 2020

Thurne Mill, September 2020Thurne Mill, September 2020
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-W 35mm f/2.8, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another image of Thurne Mill in Norfolk, this time from roll of 35mm Ilford FP4 Plus that’s been waiting for development for a couple of months…

The weather that day was perfect for an outdoors pub lunch and a pint or two (or three)… It’s a pity I can’t say the same of today!

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & 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… Eighty

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Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-Macro 50mm f/3.5, 1/60s, f8; – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

An image captured during a gentle stroll around the Chester Green area of Derby last summer…

Unusually for me I didn’t call at the Little Chester Ale House for a pint or two…

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & 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… Green Lane, Middleton Top

Green Lane, Middleton TopGreen Lane, Middleton Top
Canon EOS 600, EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, 1/250, f11 – Kodak Tri-X
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 7 mins at 20°c.

Another image from my recent visit to Middleton Top on the High Peak Trail in Derbyshire.

I’m not completely certain but I think this track was at one time a railway line linking quarries at Middleton village to the Cromford and High Peak Railway.

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & 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… Burned out van

Burned out vanBurned out van
Canon EOS 600, EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, 1/45, f4.5 – Kodak Tri-X
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 7 mins at 20°c.

My ‘Photography Friday’ outings with Rachel have been fewer and farther between this year but we’ve managed the occasional stroll with our cameras and the above image is from one such outing…

I think this sorry looking specimen was once a Ford Transit van and I certainly don’t imagine there are any salvageable parts here!

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & 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… Reflections, Trent & Mersey Canal

Reflections, Trent & Mersey CanalReflections, Trent & Mersey Canal
Nikon F-601, AF NIKKOR 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 at 50mm, 1/250s, f8; – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 10½ mins at 20°c.

This is one of the few salavagable shots from a test roll I shot in a Nikon F-601 before Christmas…

Sadly the camera has a couple of faults that render it pretty much unusable, the shutter release has a ‘hair trigger’ and towards the end of the roll the shutter would fire whenever the camera was switched on or off… A real shame, my first Nikon was an F-601 (in 1993/94 I think) and I was hoping to take this one on a trip down memory lane.

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & 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… A tree shades the goal…

A tree shades the goal…A tree shades the goal…
Nikkormat FT2, NIKKOR-S.C 50mm f/1.4, 1/125, f16 – Ansco/Gaf Hypan 320 rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:4, 10 mins at 20°c.

A couple of years ago, as part of the Emulsive Secret Santa, I was sent a roll of 35mm film labelled ‘Hypan 320’ and I finally decided to shoot it on Expired Film Day last week.

I haven’t been able to find much out about this film other than it was likely to have been from a bulk roll of 1960s vintage, with the only exposure and developing advice I found suggesting exposing at ISO 200 and developing as per Ilford FP4 Plus and this is exactly what I did.

The development advice was spot on but the roll could’ve done with at least another stop of exposure… I’m pleased to get any image at all out of a roll of film so old though!

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & 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… At the edge of the woodland

At the edge of the woodlandAt the edge of the woodland
Olympus OM-2 SPOT/PROGRAM, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8, 1/125s, f8½ – Rollei RPX 400 rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 10 mins at 20°c.

I’m struggling with things at the moment so expect a few ‘wordless’ posts over the next few days… ‘Normal’ service will resume shortly.

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & 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… Fishing pegs, February 2021

Fishing pegs, February 2021Fishing pegs, February 2021
Canon EOS 600, EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, 1/350, f11 – Kodak Tri-X
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 7 mins at 20°c.

Some more Kodak Tri-X, correctly rated this time…

Although fishing is allowed under in the current lockdown (as a form of exercise apparently) the ‘pegs’ at Pinxton Wharf were unsurprisingly empty on this particularly cold February day.

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & 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… Sarah Ann

SARAH ANNSARAH ANN
Nikkormat FT2, NIKKOR-S.C 50mm f/1.4, 1/125, f5.6 – Kodak Tri-X rated at ISO 200
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 7 mins at 20°c.

Another image from a roll that’s been sitting in a camera for months!

As an afterthought the last thing I packed for my trip to the Isle of Whithorn in October 2019 was an untested Nikkormat FT2 loaded with a roll of Kodak Tri-X (rated at ISO 200 by mistake).

When it came to (finally) developing the film I thought ‘in for a penny, in for a pound’ and decided to use Adox Rodinal, a developer I’d never used before (a couple of people have expressed surprise at that fact!)

I’ve not shot much Tri-X so making comparisons is difficult but at first look I’m rather pleased with how this roll has turned out, with just the right amount of contrast and pleasant grain. It’ll be interesting to see how the roll of Tri-X (rated at ISO 400 this time) I’ve just finished compares…

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.