Single frame… Handyside Bridge, Chester Green

Handyside Bridge, Chester GreenHandyside Bridge, Chester Green
Nikon FA, NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

Last Friday I had a gentle stroll around Chester Green in Derby and crossed the River Derwent on this bridge.

Known as ‘Handyside Bridge’ it originally carried the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Extension of the Great Northern Railway and was built in 1878 by local engineers Andrew Handyside and Company.

The riveted wrought iron structure saw its last train in May 1968 (when the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Extension closed) and was converted to a footbridge in 1976.

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.

Throwback Thursday… Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

33035-2012031733035 propels its train up the Ravenstor Incline
Panasonic Lumix GF-1, Lumix G Vario 45-200mm f/4~5.6 at 200mm, 1/1000s, f8, ISO 320

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Ten years ago it was the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in Derbyshire.

The 1 in 27 Ravenstor Incline heads north out of Wirksworth station and didn’t originally carry passengers (leading as it did, to Middlepeak Quarry) but on special event days the line is in operation and is well worth a visit.

Throwback Thursday… Peak Rail

Class WD 'Austerity' 0-6-0ST 'LORD PHIL'-20150210Class WD ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0ST LORD PHIL
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 55mm, 1/125s, f8, ISO 320

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Seven years ago it was Peak Rail in Derbyshire.

LORD PHIL (built by the Hunslet Engine Co Ltd for the War Department in 1943) was in charge of passenger services and had no problems handling a five coach train.

This Midland Railway wagon was looking every bit its almost hundred years age though… ‘For Internal Use Only’ refers to a vehicle not allowed out onto the main line but still used in an industrial location.

'For Internal Use Only'‘For Internal Use Only’
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 18mm, 1/60s, f8, ISO 400

Wordless Wednesday… Tracks

TracksTracks
Nikon F-301, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/250s, f13 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 10½ mins at 20°c.

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.

Square Saturday… Milepost 22, C&HPR

Milepost 22, C&HPRMilepost 22, C&HPR
Mamiya C330, Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 – 1/60s, f11, – Kodak T-Max 400
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

I’m currently trying out a Mamiya C330 twin-lens reflex (TLR) camera and this image is from the second roll of film I’ve put through it.

It’s a heavy beast but incredibly nice to use, and (as I’m sure I’ve mentioned before) I love the square format!

This is milepost 22 on what was the Cromford & High Peak Railway (C&HPR) in Derbyshire, now the High Peak Trail.

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & 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… Crich Tramway Village, April 2021

Crich Tramway Village, April 2021Crich Tramway Village, April 2021
Minolta X-700, MD ROKKOR-X 45mm f/2, 1/250s, f8 – Foma Pan 100 Classic
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:50, 9 mins at 20°c.

Crich Tramway Village is only a few miles from here and it’s somewhere I really should visit more often… This pic of Leeds City Tramways No.399 was actually taken on Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day last year, at the same time as the one posted here.

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.