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… 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.

Wordless Wednesday… Seaside Cafe

Seaside CafeSeaside Cafe
Nikon F3HP, Zoom-NIKKOR 35-70mm f/3.5 Ai-S at 50mm, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 12 mins at 20°c.

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… 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.

Monochrome Monday… Nissen easy does it…

Nissen easy does itNissen easy does it…
Nikon F-601, AF NIKKOR 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 at 50mm, 1/60s, f3.8 – Ilford HP5 Plus
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

I did eventually track down a working Nikon F-601 (after the last one I bought expired after less than one roll…) and this image is from the first film put through it.

This Nissen hut (or at the least the remains of it) stands beside the the High Peak Trail near Cromford in Derbyshire… A lovely place to have a wander with a camera (or two).

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… Chester Green Road, Derby

Chester Green Road, DerbyChester Green Road, Derby
Nikon FA, NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another image from my recent stroll around Chester Green in Derby.

It took me a moment or two to work out why this simple view of a city street appealed to me quite so much… No cars!

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.

Single frame… Handyside Bridge, Chester Green

Handyside Bridge, Chester GreenHandyside Bridge, Chester Green
Nikon FA, NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

Last Friday I had a gentle stroll around Chester Green in Derby and crossed the River Derwent on this bridge.

Known as ‘Handyside Bridge’ it originally carried the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Extension of the Great Northern Railway and was built in 1878 by local engineers Andrew Handyside and Company.

The riveted wrought iron structure saw its last train in May 1968 (when the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Extension closed) and was converted to a footbridge in 1976.

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.