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

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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.

Monochrome Monday… Cobweb Bridge, Sheffield

Cobweb Bridge, SheffieldCobweb Bridge, Sheffield
Nikon TW20, 35mm lens – Kosmo Foto Mono
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:50, 9 mins at 20°c.

I’ve mentioned my fondness for twin lens (rather than zoom lens) 35mm compact camera before and this roll of Kosmo Foto Mono film has been lurking in one, the Nikon TW20, for a while.

Opened in 2002 the Cobweb Bridge was designed by Sheffield City Council’s Structures Section and carries the Five Weirs Walk under the Wicker Arches railway viaduct while linking one bank of the River Don to the other. The web of steel support wires give the bridge its name. Just visible overhead are the large steel spiders that conceal the lighting.

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.

Slide Film Sunday… More from Paris

Au Lapin Agile Cabaret, Septembre 2000Au Lapin Agile Cabaret, Septembre 2000

Another couple of honeymoon images for today’s ‘Slide Film Sunday’

Au Lapin Agile (the agile rabbit) is a legendary cabaret venue in Montmartre, Paris, just around the corner from…

La Maison Rose, Septembre 2000La Maison Rose, Septembre 2000

La Maison Rose (the pink house) is a wonderful little restaurant, originally owned by the Catalan painter Ramon Pichot (1871-1925) and his wife Germaine Gargallo (1880-1948) who was an artist’s model and lover of Picasso for many years.

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.

“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…

Monochrome Monday… Diagonals

DiagonalsDiagonals
Nikon FE2, NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8P, 1/250s, f8 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

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.

Slide Film Sunday… Bouquinistes de Paris

Bouquinistes de ParisBouquinistes de Paris

Another honeymoon image for today’s ‘Slide Film Sunday’

The Bouquinistes of Paris are booksellers of used and antiquarian books who ply their trade along large sections of the banks of the River Seine… ‘the only river in the world that runs between two bookshelves’.

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.

Throwback Thursday… Fat Stan (again!)

Fat Stan-20061202a.jpgHorns!
Nikon D200, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM at 20mm, 1/4s, f5.6, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Fifteen years ago it was local rock band Fat Stan, playing a pre-Christmas gig at a local pub (the Dog & Doublet in Pye Bridge if memory serves me…)

Sadly neither band nor pub are still going but more pics of the former can be found here.

Fat Stan-20061202b.jpgFat Stan
Nikon D200, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM at 10mm, 1/4s, f4, ISO 400

Monochrome Monday… Revealed, Roker, August 2021

Revealed, Roker, August 2021Revealed, Roker, August 2021
Nikon F3HP, Zoom-NIKKOR 35~70mm f/3.5 at 50mm, 1/125s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

wall tiles lose their grip
and reveal painted letters
advertising chips

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.