Throwback Thursday… Swanwick Junction

Swanwick JunctionSwanwick Junction
Nikon D300, AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR at 52mm, 1/400s, f10, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Nine years ago it was this Running in board at Swanwick Junction station at Midland Railway-Butterley (MR-B).

Running in boards tended to be positioned at the end of station platforms and were designed to allow passengers to determine their location as a train entered the station, possibly while still moving at speed!

This example is/was a modern construct as Swanwick Junction station didn’t exist until the heritage line arrived there… I say is/was because the last couple of times I’ve visited there’s been no trace of this particular board.

Monochrome Monday… A few frames from Tideswell on JCH Street Pan 400

Forget Not The DeadForget Not The Dead
Nikon FA, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/500s, f4 – JCH Street Pan 400 rated at ISO 320

One of the films that came back from the lab on Saturday was a roll of JCH Street Pan 400 that had been lurking in my Nikon FA since August last year!

Corner House, TideswellCorner House, Tideswell
Nikon FA, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/125s, f8 – JCH Street Pan 400 rated at ISO 320

Tideswell in the Derbyshire Dales (known locally as ‘Tidza’) is a beautiful village, the centrepiece of which is the Church of St John the Baptist, known as the ‘Cathedral of the Peak’.

The dull weather during my visit didn’t do the sights any favours but Bellamy Hunt’s JCH Street Pan 400 film has still delivered some nice, contrasty images…

1929 Ford Model A, Tideswell, October 20181929 Ford Model A, Tideswell, October 2018
Nikon FA, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/60s, f8 – JCH Street Pan 400 rated at ISO 320

Epson 4870 Photo scans with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Throwback Thursday… Steam on the North Norfolk Railway

LNER class B12 4-6-0 8572LNER class B12 4-6-0 8572
Nikon D600, AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR at 50mm, 1/160s, f8, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was this beautiful steam locomotive at the North Norfolk Railway (NNR). 8572 is a London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) class B12 4-6-0, built in 1928 by Beyer, Peacock & Co Ltd and withdrawn from British Railways service in 1961.

It arrived at the NNR in 1967 and was finally returned to steam in 1995 after a long and difficult restoration.

I’ve spent many hours photographing heritage railways in general and the North Norfolk in particular and I’m looking forward to more of the same this summer.

I should point out that this image was captured with the aid of a NNR lineside photographic pass.

Monochrome Monday… Brighton on revolog Snovlox film

West Pier, Brighton, December 2018West Pier, Brighton, December 2018
Nikon F75, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D – 1/125s, f8, – revolog Snovlox

Before Christmas, for a bit of photographic fun I added a roll of revolog Snovlox film to an order from Analogue Wonderland.

Snovlox is a limited edition black and white film with similar effects to revolog’s Volvox film, a colour film that adds bright green dots all over the negative… with Snovlox the dots are white, giving a wintry feel to images.

Snovlox’s base is the excellent Kodak T-MAX 100 and it’s processed as such, giving results such as those you see here.

I’m rather taken with the results from this film and will be buying some more while it’s still on sale (it’s only available between October and March). I’ve also got a couple of other revolog films in stock; Kolor and Streak and am looking forward to trying them both soon…

Brighton bicycle, December 2018Brighton bicycle, December 2018
Nikon F75, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D – 1/90s, f2.8, – revolog Snovlox

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

Monochrome Monday… Goods Wagon, Kingdom of Fife Railway

Goods Wagon, Kingdom of Fife RailwayGoods Wagon, Kingdom of Fife Railway
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/60s, f5.6 – Ilford Delta 100

A shot from last year’s trip to Scotland… this four-plank wagon awaits its turn in the restoration queue at the Fife Heritage Railway. Not much is known about the wagon’s history but it was donated by Tullis Russell whose paper mill at nearby Markinch closed in 2015 with the loss of more than 350 jobs.

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