Monochrome Monday… Silver Birch and Mother Cap

Silver Birch and Mother CapSilver Birch and Mother Cap
Olympus OM-1N, Zuiko-T 135mm f/3.5, 1/250s, f8 – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 10 mins at 20°c.

A (just) pre-lockdown image and another from my recently returned Olympus OM-1N but this time using a lens that rarely sees any action, the Zuiko Auto-T 135mm f/3.5.

Silver Birch trees (Betula pendula) are common on the ‘Edges’ in the Peak District but I can never resist photographing them…

The ‘Mother Cap’ stone sits high above the abandoned gritstone quarries on Millstone Edge and is very popular with climbers.

Nikon COOLSCAN IV ED scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Single frame… Apple blossom and the Olympus OM40 Program

Apple tree (Malus domestica)Apple tree (Malus domestica)
Olympus OM40 Program, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 + Close-Up Lens f=40cm – 1/500s, f5.6, – O.O.D. Fujicolor C200 rated at ISO 100

Last year my ‘Photography Friday’ partner (and camera finder extraordinaire) Rachel found an Olympus OM40 Program (and Tokina 28mm lens) in a charity shop in Chester… above is the final frame from the test roll of film.

I paired the camera with an Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 lens for most of the roll and also used an Olympus 49mm Close-Up Lens for a number of shots (including this one.)

I’m quite taken with the OM40… I won’t be parting with it!

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

Monochrome Monday… High Stacks, Flamborough Head

High Stacks, Flamborough HeadHigh Stacks, Flamborough Head
Olympus OM-2N, Zuiko Auto-W 28mm f/2.8, Y2 yellow filter – 1/60s, f8½, – Lomography Lady Grey rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilfosol 3 at 1:9, 6½ mins at 20°c.

An image from a sheet of negatives I’d misplaced until tonight…

High Stacks, Flamborough Head, photographed during a ‘Photography Friday’ outing in August last year. Flamborough (and nearby Bridlington) is an area Rachel knows well and we’ve had a few excellent days up there.

My Olympus OM-2N started to suffer from a sluggish shutter towards the end of this roll but I’ve since had it serviced by the excellent PPP Repairs and can’t wait to use it again!

Nikon COOLSCAN IV ED scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Alport Heights, August 2018 (yet again…)

Alport HeightsAlport Heights
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/125s, f8, – Rollei RPX 100

I’m posting this image of Alport Heights for my regular ‘Photography Friday’ partner in crime, Rachel… thanks to the lockdown here in the UK we’ve not been out snapping for a while but this is one of her favourite places (and a fantastic spot for a picnic… when we’re allowed out again that is.)

Incidentally it was taken with an Olympus OM20 that she’d found for me in a charity shop a few months previously!

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

Single frame… 1929 Ford Model A, Tideswell, October 2018

1929 Ford Model A, Tideswell, October 20181929 Ford Model A, Tideswell, October 2018
Olympus 35RD – 1/60s, f8, – O.O.D. Agfa Vista 200 rated at ISO 100

This classic Ford has featured on here before but this is another shot from the test roll put through a charity shop find Olympus 35RD…

Apart from a couple of frames overlapping the camera seems to be in perfect working order and the F. Zuiko 40mm f/1.7 lens is gorgeous! This camera will be getting a lot more use in 2020!

The car appears to be the ‘Tudor Sedan’ version of the Ford Model A, fitted with a 201 cu in (3.3l) four cylinder engine.

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