Monochrome Monday… Cottages, Berwickshire

Cottages, BerwickshireCottages, Berwickshire
Olympus OM20, S-Zuiko 28-48mm f/4 at 48mm – 1/250s, f11, – AgfaPhoto APX 400
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 11½ mins at 20°c.

This row of cottages stands empty, somewhere in the Berwickshire countryside… Such places start me daydreaming…

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… W. E. Savage & Son, Confectionery Provisions

W. E. Savage & Son, Confectionery ProvisionsW. E. Savage & Son, Confectionery Provisions
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-T 100mm f/2.8 – 1/60s, f5.6, – AgfaPhoto APX 400
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 11½ mins at 20°c.

Another image from a recent wander around Derby… I don’t know how long it is since W.E. Savage & Son ceased trading but the shop has been empty for at least 12 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.

Single frame… Hollyhocks at No.6

Hollyhocks at No.6Hollyhocks at No.6
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-Macro 50mm f/3.5, 1/125s, f11; – Kodak ColorPlus rated at ISO 100

An image from one of my first colour rolls developed by Analogue Wonderland’s new ‘Wonderlab’

They certainly won’t be the last rolls I send them though… lovely clean negatives (albeit sleeved in strips of four, I prefer strips of six) and excellent scans make me a very happy bunny!

Development and scan by Analogue Wonderlab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Hook

HookHook
Olympus OM-2 SPOT/PROGRAM, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8, 1/400s, f11 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

This hook is one of a number of features retained by a local building that used to be a pub called ‘The Generous Briton’. I’m assuming it was used to lower barrels into the cellar.

The pub closed years ago but the building also has (a very faded) sign and a skittle alley in the yard…

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.

Monochrome Monday… ‘F’ in focus

'F' in focus‘F’ in focus
Olympus OM-2 SPOT/PROGRAM, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8, 1/800s, f4 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

A little detail from a recently spotted (and slightly oddly named) Ford Econoline 250 Chateau van. I can’t imagine any vehicle fitted with a 4.9L (302 cu in) V8 engine being in any way ‘Econo’.

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.

Monochrome Monday… Engrossed, Berwick-upon-Tweed, August 2021

Engrossed, Berwick-upon-Tweed, August 2021Engrossed, Berwick-upon-Tweed, August 2021
Olympus OM-2 SPOT/PROGRAM, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8, 1/640s, f4 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

Another pic from a recent trip to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

I’m slowly gaining confidence when it comes to street/candid photography and now I’m getting out and about a bit more it’s something I intend doing more of…

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.

Monochrome Monday… Berwick-upon-Tweed on Ilford HP5 Plus

Under the stairs, Berwick-upon-TweedUnder the stairs, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Olympus OM-2 SPOT/PROGRAM, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8, 1/60s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

I can’t remember who on Twitter suggested rating Ilford HP5 Plus at ISO 200 but I thought I’d give it a try during a recent trip to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Late 18th century townhouse, Berwick-upon-TweedLate 18th century townhouse, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Olympus OM-2 SPOT/PROGRAM, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8, 1/125s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

First impressions are favourable, good tonal range and the grain looks finer too… contrast is reduced but that’s easy enough to fix in Lightroom (or a darkroom).

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.

Monochrome Monday… Should I Stay?

Should I…

Should I Stay?Stay
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-Macro 50mm f/3.5, 1/125s, f8; – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

…Or Should I…

…Or Should I?Go
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-Macro 50mm f/3.5, 1/125s, f8; – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.