Monochrome Monday… Land Rover

Land RoverLand Rover
Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm f/2, 1/250s, f8½ – Kentmere 400
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 11½ mins at 20°c.

This Land Rover Discovery has been in bits for a few months now and I’d been meaning to photograph it for a while, finally doing so a couple of days before the Coronavirus lockdown began… It was also the last shot on a roll of Kentmere 400 film that I was testing a recently acquired Nikon FE with.

This is the first roll of Kentmere that I’ve developed in Ilford DDX and I rather like the results, much more contrast and seemingly finer grain than with my usual developer, Ilfosol 3.

Nikon COOLSCAN IV ED scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Slide Film Sunday… Chevrolet 3100 Pickup

1956 Chevrolet 3100 pickup1956 Chevrolet 3100 pickup
Nikon F75, AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D at 50mm, 1/160s, f11, Kodak Ektachrome E100

I hadn’t used slide film in almost 20 years until I bought a couple of rolls of Kodak Ektachrome E100 from Analogue Wonderland last summer.

This gleaming 1956 Chevrolet 3100 pickup was photographed at MFN‘s ‘American ‘n’ Classic Car ‘n’ Truck ‘n’ Bike’ show in August on the fantastically compact and lightweight Nikon F75 SLR fitted with the very underrated AF Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D lens…

I loved the results from the Ektachrome, the images are sharp, contrasty and so very colourful, hopefully I’ll be able to shoot some more this summer!

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

Single frame… Rover 3500

Rover 3500Rover 3500
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 44mm, 1/180s, f11, ISO 200

This Rover P6 3500 caught my eye a couple of weeks ago during a wander around the Isle of Whithorn whilst there on holiday.

The P6 model was built between 1963 and 1977, with this particular example being first registered in 1972 in Glasgow. Various engines were available, a 2.0L four-cylinder, a 2.2L four-cylinder and the 3.5L V8 (as fitted to this example) that began life as the Buick 215 in 1960.

Over 320,000 were built before the P6 was replaced by the SD1, introduced in 1976.

Monochrome Monday… Tractors, Cromer

Tractors, CromerTractors, Cromer
Fujica GW690 – 1/500s, f16, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 320

Another image from the batch of Fujica GW690 negatives that I recently received back from the lab… and some more tractors used for hauling fishing boats onto the beach at Cromer in Norfolk.

Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Fordson Major tractor, Cromer, September 2019

Fordson Major tractor, Cromer, September 2019Fordson Major tractor, Cromer, September 2019
Fujica GW690 – 1/500s, f11, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 320

Another image from the batch of negatives that I received back from the lab last week.

JPR 292, one of several Fordson Major tractors used for hauling fishing boats onto the beach at Cromer in Norfolk. This example was first registered in May 1956 in the Bournemouth area.

Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Single frame… 1955 Pontiac Star Chief

1955 Pontiac Star Chief1955 Pontiac Star Chief
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 66mm, 1/420s, f11, ISO 200

Following on from yesterday’s piece of Americana, today it’s the turn of this 1955 Pontiac Star Chief… both vehicles (and many more) were photographed at MFN‘s ‘American ‘n’ Classic Car ‘n’ Truck ‘n’ Bike’ show on Sunday.

The Star Chief was manufactured by General Motors’ Pontiac division between 1954 and 1966 and this particular example is powered by a 287 cu in (4.7l) V8 engine.

The two wide ‘silver streaks’ and the ‘Indian’ hood ornament caught my eye; the latter apparently lights up when the car’s headlights are turned on!