Monochrome Monday… 120 Bridge Street

120 Bridge Street120 Bridge Street
Olympus OM-2 Spot/Program, F-Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/100s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 640

I’ve mentioned before the idea of photographing all the different ways in which house numbers are displayed, ancient and modern, simple or elaborate… maybe it’s time I got on with it?

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

Throwback Thursday… Radio Times ‘ghost’ sign

HRadio Times 'ghost' sign, DerbyRadio Times ‘ghost’ sign, Derby
Olympus Stylus XZ-10, i.Zuiko 4.7-23.5mm f1.8~2.7 ED at 11.1mm, 1/125s, f8, ISO 160

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Four years ago it was this ‘ghost’ sign in Derby. I have a fondness for old painted, carved or tiled signs advertising long defunct businesses and I photograph them whenever possible.

This one has obviously been repainted at some point as two sets of ‘Radio Times’ lettering are clearly visible…

Monochrome Monday… Scaring the crows, Calke Abbey

Scaring the crows, Calke AbbeyScaring the crows, Calke Abbey
Olympus OM-1N, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/1000s, f4, – Rollei RPX 400 rated at ISO 320

The first weekend in January saw a trip to the National Trust property of Calke Abbey in Derbyshire with my Olympus OM-1N (loaded with Rollei RPX 400) and a couple of Zuiko prime lenses.

I didn’t venture inside the house itself, preferring to wander in the gardens on such an unseasonably warm day.

Sadly it would appear that the OM-1N is in need of new light seals but as soon as I’ve done that little job it’ll be back in use…

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

Monochrome Monday… Woodland path, February 2019

Woodland path, February 2019Woodland path, February 2019
Olympus OM-2 Spot/Program, Zuiko Auto-T 100mm f/2.8 – 1/125s, f8½, – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 640

A wander in the woods last week to have a play with a pinhole camera also gave me the chance to finish off a roll of Ilford HP5 Plus that’s been sitting in an Olympus OM-2 Spot/Program since December…

I certainly had more success with the Olympus than with the pinhole camera, the shots from that definitely won’t be appearing on here!

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

Single frame… Tabac le Bercy

Tabac Le Bercy, August 2016Tabac Le Bercy, August 2016
Olympus XA – Lomography Colour 400

I had a number of films returned from the lab this morning, this shot is from a roll that’s been sitting in a drawer for a while and I had no idea what was on it, only that it came out of my Olympus XA…

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

Single frame… All’s well that…

All's well that…All’s well that…
Olympus OM-1N + F.Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 Auto-S – 1/250s, f8 – Kodak Portra 400 rated at ISO 200

‘Hudswell’ a cast builder’s plate adorning ‘Albert Fields’, a 260hp 0-6-0 diesel-mechanical locomotive built by Hudswell, Clarke & Co Ltd of Leeds in 1958 as works no.D1114.

The loco is now preserved at the Midland Railway-Butterley in Derbyshire having spent its working life at a number of local collieries, ending up at Butterley Engineering, a company famous for many engineering projects including the Barlow train shed at London St Pancras International railway station, the Falkirk Wheel and the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.

Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.