Throwback Thursday… Amusements, Sheringham

Amusements, SheringhamAmusements, Sheringham
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 52mm, 1/50s, f5, ISO 3200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Four years ago it was the seaside town of Sheringham in Norfolk.

I can’t remember where we were staying but this image was definitely taken whilst wandering to or from the pub (probably the Windham Arms… they serve an excellent pint!)

Throwback Thursday… Quai du Maréchal Joffre, Cosne-sur-Loire, January 2017

Quai du Maréchal Joffre, Cosne-sur-Loire, January 2017Quai du Maréchal Joffre, Cosne-sur-Loire, January 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 29mm – 1/9s, f4.3, ISO 3200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was the daylight fading and reflecting the last of its colour in the River Loire.

The anchor is part of a display commemorating the former ship-building industry in the area around Cosne-sur-Loire in the Nièvre department of central France.

From the (digital) archive… Partial Lunar Eclipse, New Year’s Eve 2009

Partial Lunar Eclipse-20091231Partial Lunar Eclipse
Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR at 300mm, 1/500s, f8, ISO 400

For the last post of 2021 I’ve raided my (digital) archive for one of the few pics I’ve ever taken on New Year’s Eve… in this case 12 years ago.

A partial lunar eclipse was certainly of more interest to me than the usual NYE shenanigans that were on offer in 2009! 😁

Anyway… here’s wishing you all a happy and healthy 2022.

“No more work to-night. Christmas Eve.” (Mr Fezziwig)

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree…O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree…
Nikon D200, AF NIKKOR 85mm f1.8D, 1/13s, f1.8, ISO 160

Or… “The lamplighters are at work. It’s Christmas Eve for certain.” (Mr Fozziwig 😁)

A couple of images from what used to be an annual trip to Castleton in the Peak District for an evening of traditional carols on the last Sunday before Christmas.

Christmas at CastletonChristmas at Castleton
Nikon D200, AF NIKKOR 24-85mm f2.8-4 D at 85mm, 4.5s, f11, ISO 160

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Cool Yule or whatever celebration floats your boat at this time of year…

On St Andrew’s Day… The Kelpies, November 2018

Wishing my friends and readers north of the border a safe and happy St Andrew’s Day 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 I’ll be having a wee dram on your behalf tonight…

The Kelpies, November 2018The Kelpies, November 2018
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 28mm, 4.5s, f11, ISO 400

Love them or loathe them, the The Kelpies (designed by sculptor Andy Scott) have quickly become Scottish icons since their opening to the public in April 2014.

Throwback Thursday… H.O. Bowley Ltd, Hosiery & fabrics

H.O. Bowley Ltd, Hosiery & fabricsH.O. Bowley Ltd, Hosiery & fabrics
Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 35mm f2 R WR, 1/40s, f2, ISO 1600

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was the business premises of H.O. Bowley Ltd, Hosiery & fabrics in Loughborough during a stroll to the (sadly now closed) Tap & Mallet pub on Nottingham Road.

I really should do more of this kind of photography… even if wandering the streets at night can get you a reputation! 😁

Throwback Thursday… York Minster, illuminated by Patrice Warrener

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Nikon D100, Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4 AF-D at 42mm, 2s, f8, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Sixteen years ago it was York Minster, bathed in light by the French artist Patrice Warrener.

York Minster-20051104aYork Minster
Nikon D100, Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4 AF-D at 42mm, 1.5s, f8, ISO 400

Two projectors were used to illuminate the west front of the Minster, creating a design called the ‘Heart of Yorkshire’, part of a project to ‘breathe new life into the city centre in ways that are both sympathetic to our treasured heritage and reflective of leading-edge contemporary art’ (according to a member of the City of York Council at the time).

Monochrome Monday… Waiting for the last train, November 2020

Waiting for the last train, November 2020Waiting for the last train, November 2020
Nikon FA, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Ai-S – Kodak T-Max P3200 rated at ISO 1600
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

An image from a roll of film that’s been lurking in a camera for almost a year…

Matlock isn’t the worst railway station I’ve waited for the last train at, not by a long shot (I think that ‘honour’ falls to another Derbyshire station though… Langley Mill!)

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.