The Upper Room by Colin Wilbourn
Nikon F90X Pro, Sigma 28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 DL Macro – Fujichrome
A couple of weeks ago I posted an image of Colin Wilbourn’s Stone Stair Carpet here and when browsing the artist’s website I discovered I’d photographed another of his creations in Durham back in February 2000.
The Upper Room was created from 13 elm trunks, arranged on the bank of the River Wear where they had grown. From most viewpoints they made little sense but at one end of the ‘grove’ there was a seat in a hollowed out trunk and from this seat the image of the empty room, complete with the remains of the meal that had taken place there became visible.
Eventually the wood deteriorated and the sculpture was dismantled…
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.
Stone Stair Carpet, North Dock, Sunderland
Fujica GW 690 Professional, EBC Fujinon 90mm f/3.5, 1/500s, f9.5 – CineStill BwXX
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:9, 12 mins at 20°c.
An image from a roll of film that’s been sitting in the ‘to be developed’ pile since August last year!
Stone Stair Carpet by Colin Wilbourn is part of a sculpture walk along the River Wear in Sunderland and replace the worn out originals at the old North Dock.
This was my first roll of CineStill BwXX in 120 format and the first I’ve developed myself… I will definitely be shooting more!
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.
Wishing my friends and readers north of the border a safe and happy St Andrew’s Day 🏴 I’ll be having a wee dram on your behalf tonight…
The Kelpies, November 2018
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 28mm, 4.5s, f11, ISO 400
Love them or loathe them, the The Kelpies (designed by sculptor Andy Scott) have quickly become Scottish icons since their opening to the public in April 2014.
‘Birds’ by Malcolm Robertson
Nikon D5500, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 G II at 18mm, 1/200s, f8, ISO 100
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 23mm f2 R WR – 1/220s, f/11, ISO 200
Fujica GW 690 Professional, Fujinon EBC 90mm f/3.5, 1/125, f11 – Rollei Retro 400S
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 10½ mins at 20°c.
Ray Lonsdale’s statue Tommy has featured here before but I rather like the atmosphere in this image shot on Rollei Retro 400S film and make no apologies for featuring it again.
The 9ft 5in (2.87m) tall statue is officailly named 1101 (Eleven-O-One) which refers to the first minute of peace after the armistice was declared at 11am on 11 November 1918, but everyone seems to know it as Tommy (a reference to the popular nickname of Tommy Atkins for a common soldier in the British Army).
The statue was unveiled close to the war memorial in Seaham, County Durham, on 4 August 2014, the centenary of Britain’s declaration of war on Germany.
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.
The DunBear, August 2020
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 16s, f167 – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.
Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Ai-S, 1/1000s, f2; – Kodacolor VR Plus 400 rated at ISO 100
I finally got around to sending the roll of Kodacolor VR Plus 400 film (believed to be at least 20 years out of date) I exposed on Expired Film Day 2021 away for processing and here are a couple of the images from that roll.
The local market town of Heanor isn’t the best place to look for colour images on a grey Monday morning but I did my best… 😀
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Ai-S, 1/125s, f5.6; – Kodacolor VR Plus 400 rated at ISO 100
Developed by AgLab and 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.
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 31mm, 1/170s, f11, ISO 200
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 AI-S – 1/250s, f8, – Kodak Portra 400 rated at ISO 200
A trio of brass bottles, modelled on the famous Henderson’s Relish (Hendo’s) bottle, adorning a seating area in Leavygreave Road, Sheffield, a few yards away from the former Henderson’s Relish factory. The seating areas and ‘planter tables’ were designed by local artist David Appleyard.
A happy reminder of a wander around my favourite city on an utterly glorious day in June 2019.
If there is a finer condiment to splash on a meal I’ve yet to taste it!
Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.