Single frame… River Derwent & East Mill, August 2022

River Derwent & East Mill, August 2022River Derwent & East Mill, August 2022
Fujifilm X-E4, Fujinon XF 16mm f2.8 R WR + R72 filter, 17s, f5.6, ISO 160

The recent hot weather has seen me dabbling in infrared photography, both with film and digital.

The roll of Adox HR-50 awaits developing but this image was taken with my Fujifilm X-E4, 16mm lens and a Hoya R72 filter.

Nothing complicated on the settings front, aperture priority automatic and the monochrome+red filter…

Throwback Thursday… Quai du Maréchal Joffre, Cosne-sur-Loire, January 2017

Quai du Maréchal Joffre, Cosne-sur-Loire, January 2017Quai du Maréchal Joffre, Cosne-sur-Loire, January 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 29mm – 1/9s, f4.3, ISO 3200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was the daylight fading and reflecting the last of its colour in the River Loire.

The anchor is part of a display commemorating the former ship-building industry in the area around Cosne-sur-Loire in the Nièvre department of central France.

Slide Film Sunday… Pont de l’Archevêché, Octobre 2000

Pont de l'Archevêché, Octobre 2000Pont de l’Archevêché, Octobre 2000

An image from September 2000 for today’s ‘Slide Film Sunday’

My first visit to Paris (on honeymoon no less) was when I started to make a conscious effort to include people in my images, the couple chatting on the river bank really making this image for me…

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.

Single frame… Bridges over the Tweed, August 2021

Bridges over the Tweed, August 2021Bridges over the Tweed, August 2021
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 20mm – 1/750s, f/5.6, ISO 200

A tenacious clump of Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber) helps frame this image of the Royal Tweed and Royal Border Bridges.

The four-arch Royal Tweed Bridge is constructed from reinforced concrete and was opened in 1928. The more famous Royal Border Bridge was built to carry the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway over the river and opened in 1850, it still forms part of the East Coast Main Line between London King’s Cross and Edinburgh Waverley stations.

Monochrome Monday… Thurne Mill, September 2020

Thurne Mill, September 2020Thurne Mill, September 2020
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-W 35mm f/2.8, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another image of Thurne Mill in Norfolk, this time from roll of 35mm Ilford FP4 Plus that’s been waiting for development for a couple of months…

The weather that day was perfect for an outdoors pub lunch and a pint or two (or three)… It’s a pity I can’t say the same of today!

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… Aysgarth Falls

Aysgarth FallsAysgarth Falls
Bronica SQ-A, Zenzanon-S 80mm f/2.8 – Fuji Superia 100

I haven’t posted a ‘Square Saturday’ in a while… this one is a bit of a test, my first medium format image digitised using the pixl-latr and also the first colour negative.

I’ve no notes for this image but I’m certain it was shot in May 2003, using a friend’s (Hi Dave!) Bronica SQ-A and standard 80mm lens. A neutral density was also obviously used (likely the Lee 100mm 0.6 I’ve had for years).

I really should do a scan of the negative to compare it with but I’m rather pleased with this version…

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.

Single frame… Weir, Monsal Dale

Weir, Monsal Dale, July 2020Weir, Monsal Dale, July 2020
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 14mm f2.8 R, 1/3s, f22, ISO 200

A digital image that somehow ‘slipped the net’ for you today… captured during a ‘Photography Friday’ outing to Monsal Dale with Rachel back in July this year.

Torrential rain in the Peak District in summer isn’t at all unusual and we were thoroughly soggy by the time we’d packed up our tripods and made our way back to the car.

I didn’t make any notes at the time but I seem to remember using both a polarising filter and a three-stop neutral density filter for this shot.

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!