Single frame… Photomarathon Sheffield 2018

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Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 36mm, 1/2s, f22, ISO 100

We (Joy, Rachel and myself) are off to Photomarathon Sheffield today, ‘One city. Six hours. Six photos. A one-day photography adventure for all ages. Looking at our city with curiosity, creativity and spontaneity.’

The above image, of a tram crossing Park Square Bridge, was number two of six last year, the topic being ‘Go fast’ in this case.

Taking just six photographs, one each of six topics, and strictly in order, is way out of my comfort zone but a fun day (and plenty of pub stops) beckons!

Monochrome Monday… Assorted junk

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Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/60s, f1.8, – Rollei RPX 100

A shot from my first roll of Rollei RPX 100, the second roll of film through a charity shop find Olympus OM20 (thanks Rachel!)

A couple of weeks back a visit was paid to the holt in Sheffield to view the winning entries of this year’s Photo Marathon and this was tucked away in a dark corner of the creative space there…

I’m rather taken with this film, it seems very forgiving, with a wide exposure latitude… I really must try the ISO 400 version.

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

Monochrome Monday… The Gallery Café, January 2018

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Pentax MZ-30 + SMC-A 28mm f/2.8 – 1/45s, f4, – Kodak T400CN

One of my projects for 2018 is to become more comfortable with street photography, a genre I’ve never had much success with (one of many if truth be told…)

This is one of my recent attempts, taken in the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield during a trip to view the exhibition of images from last year’s Photo Marathon Sheffield.

With hindsight a camera with a waist-level viewfinder might be a better bet for future attempts… less obvious than holding an SLR to the eye.

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

Single frame… Steel City Sunset

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Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 29mm, 1/100s, f9, ISO 400

I popped up to Sheffield on Saturday to view the exhibition of images from last year’s Photo Marathon Sheffield that both I and my wife took part in…

Heading back to the railway station (and The Sheffield Tap for a cheeky pint…) I noticed the sunset was being reflected in ‘The Cutting Edge’ an 89m long stainless steel installation by Si Applied Ltd (Chris Knight, Brett Payne and Keith Tyssen) and Keiko Mukaide.

The Cutting Edge – ‘A sinous stainless steel blade gaining in height as it runs downhill towards the station entrance. The smaller end of the piece is almost circular in cross section and decorated with backlit glass work by Mukaide; the station end is a very thin ellipse also with backlit glass by the same artist. It is also lit along the length of its base.’