Square Saturday… Crich Tramway Village, WPPD 2021

Crich Tramway Village, WPPD 2021Crich Tramway Village, WPPD 2021
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 66s, f167 – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 4 mins at 20°c.

Yet another image from the fantastic Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole camera and one of a number I shot on Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2021.

Crich Tramway Village occupies a former limestone quarry at Crich in Derbyshire and is home to more than 60 preserved tramcars.

Visible above is former Blackpool Corporation Tramways single-deck ‘toast-rack’ tramcar No.236 which became a permanent member of the fleet at Crich in 2012 and has since covered over 10,000 miles there!

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.

Monochrome Monday… Belper Mill and The Triangle, March 2021

Belper Mill and The Triangle, March 2021Belper Mill and The Triangle, March 2021
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 90s, f167 – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 4 mins at 20°c.

Another image of Belper East Mill, this time with ‘The Triangle’ in the foreground.

‘The Triangle’ was created c.1900 when a number of houses were demolished to improve the road juction here. It was used as the turning circle for the Derby-Belper bus from the end of the First World War until the 1970s.

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.

Square Saturday… Belper Mill and the River Derwent

Belper Mill and the River Derwent, March 2021Belper Mill and the River Derwent, March 2021
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 201s, f167 – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 4 mins at 20°c.

Another image from the fantastic Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole camera…

The seven-storey Belper East Mill dates from 1912 and as a child (not quite as far back as 1912!) I got to explore most of it thanks to my Dad being assistant general manager there.

The Horseshoe Weir (built c.1797) was built to enable the River Derwent to power the older West Mill and replaced a much simpler structure located slightly further upstream.

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.

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2021

Apple blossomApple blossom
Fujifilm X-T1, thingyfy 11mm Pinhole Pro S + 16mm extension tube, 3.5s, f193, ISO 200

Today is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day and all being well I’ll be out and about somewhere with my ONDU 6×6 Pocket pinhole camera.

This image was captured yesterday, using a thingyfy Pinhole Pro S ‘lens’ mounted on my Fujifilm X-T1 via a Fujifilm MCEX-16 extension tube giving (if my calculations are correct) a 27mm focal length with an aperture of f193.

It was also the first time I’ve used a Wimberley Plamp, a very useful bit of kit…

Square Saturday… Thurne Windmill

Thurne Windmill, September 2020Thurne Windmill, September 2020
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 30s, f167 – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

Another pinhole pic taken on the fantastic ONDU 6×6 Pocket pinhole camera!

Thurne Mill in Norfolk, dates from 1820 and was built by local millwrights England & Co. to drain the marshes, creating land for farming.

Ronald (Bob) Morse purchased the then derelict mill in 1949 and within 18 months the tower was restored. Bob passed away in 2007 and the mill is now in the care of Debra Nicholson with help from The Friends of Thurne Mill.

I shot a full roll of film here, in less than half an hour… unusual for someone who can have a roll in a camera for up to a year!

The Lion Inn at Thurne is definitely worth a mention too, we had an excellent lunch there and the selection of beers on offer was fantastic!

Monochrome Monday… Cove Harbour (again)

Cove HarbourCove Harbour, August 2020
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 15s, f167 – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

I make no apologies for posting yet another image from the Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole camera… I love it!

This is the last image on my first roll and I’m finally starting to get close enough to the subject.

These shellfish creels and lump of weathered wood were found beside what I think is the harbour master’s cottage at Cove and I popped the camera on the doorstep to take this pic!

Monochrome Monday… Winch, Craster, August 2020

Winch, Craster, August 2020Winch, Craster, August 2020
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 30s, f167 – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

Another pinhole pic from a recent visit to Craster in Northumberland.

This winch is quietly rusting away beside the harbour and only a couple of feet away from the bench where we tucked into a picnic lunch…

Again, I could’ve done with getting much closer with the wide-angle Ondu camera!