Monochrome Monday… Shadow, Wirksworth

Shadow, WirksworthShadow, Wirksworth
Nikon FM, Nikkor 50mm f/2 Ai – 1/60s, f8 – Ilford FP4 Plus
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

An image from a wander around the Peak District market town of Wirksworth…

The railings that cast this shadow circle St Mary’s Church in the centre of town.

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Jubilee Bridge, Matlock Bath

Jubilee Bridge, Matlock BathJubilee Bridge, Matlock Bath
Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm f/2 Ai – 1/60s, f8, – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:50, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another image from my recent wander around Matlock Bath in June.

“In 1887 an iron bridge of 85 feet span was constructed, at a cost of £230, connecting the promenade with Lovers’ Walk, and at the same time the Promenade was laid out at a cost of £700” (an extract from Kelly’s Directory of Derbyshire, 1908).

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Square Saturday… Peace Pocket, May 2022

Peace Pocket, May 2022Peace Pocket, May 2022
Mamiya C330, Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 – 1/8s, f11, – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

A few days ago a conversation with friends turned to ‘self-care’ and the sort of things we did that helped our mental health… Quite simply the above image sums up the thing I do most often… take a stroll in woodland with a camera and some black & white film.

Works every time.

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… Cloister, Winchester Cathedral

Cloister, Winchester CathedralCloister, Winchester Cathedral
Ensign Selfix 16-20, Ross XPRES 75mm f/3.5 – 1/300s, f16, – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:4, 12 mins at 20°c.

An image from the first roll of film through a recently acquired Ensign Selfix 16-20 folding camera (which will feature in an upcoming post).

The City of Winchester is a wonderful place for a gentle wander with a camera and if you’re of a certain age you might just find yourself humming the 1966 song “Winchester Cathedral” by The New Vaudeville Band!

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.

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.

Monochrome Monday… Bungay Street, Sheffield

Bungay Street, SheffieldBungay Street, Sheffield
Nikon FE2, NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8P, 1/250s, f8 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 10½ mins at 20°c.

Bungay Street in Sheffield, photographed on a brisk morning a couple of weeks ago… it’s hard to imagine now but until the 1960s there were terraced houses running up both sides.

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.