Single frame… Silver Birches, Derbyshire, January 2020

Silver Birches, Jack Flat, January 2020Silver Birches, Jack Flat, January 2020
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 29mm, 1/60s, f8, ISO 250

The first ‘Photography Friday’ trip of 2020 saw Rachel and I visit the Peak District National Park. These Silver Birches (Betula pendula) were captured in an area between Baslow Edge and the Baslow-Sheffield road known as Jack Flat, an area also home to a small herd of Highland cattle!

Single frame… Lumsdale, March 2019

Lumsdale, March 2019Lumsdale, March 2019
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 22mm, 3.7s, f22, ISO 200

As the end of the year approaches we start to look forward to the next and one of the things I’m looking forward to is my ‘Photography Friday’ outings with my friend/partner in crime Rachel…

We’re definitely planning a return to the Lumsdale Valley near Matlock in Derbyshire to photograph the industrial ruins and the waterfalls again.

Single frame… A Happy Christmas to all*

Christmas Tree, London St PancrasChristmas Tree, London St Pancras International, 2015
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8, 1/3s, f8, ISO 800

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Cool Yule or whatever celebration floats your boat at this time of year…

A Christmas tree image from four years ago, captured at London St Pancras International railway station… If memory serves I steadied the camera by pressing it tightly up against one of the pillars that supports the upper level of the station.

2000 soft toys were provided by The Disney Store and when the ‘tree’ was taken down they were donated to KIDS, a charity which cares for disabled children, young people and their families.

* ‘and to all, a good night…’

Single frame… 1929 Ford Model A, Tideswell, October 2018

1929 Ford Model A, Tideswell, October 20181929 Ford Model A, Tideswell, October 2018
Olympus 35RD – 1/60s, f8, – O.O.D. Agfa Vista 200 rated at ISO 100

This classic Ford has featured on here before but this is another shot from the test roll put through a charity shop find Olympus 35RD…

Apart from a couple of frames overlapping the camera seems to be in perfect working order and the F. Zuiko 40mm f/1.7 lens is gorgeous! This camera will be getting a lot more use in 2020!

The car appears to be the ‘Tudor Sedan’ version of the Ford Model A, fitted with a 201 cu in (3.3l) four cylinder engine.

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

Single frame… Low tide, Isle of Whithorn

Low tide, Isle of WhithornLow tide, Isle of Whithorn
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 44mm, 1/90s, f11, ISO 200

I’m still working my way through the digital images from my recent holiday to the Isle of Whithorn in Scotland. This scene caught my eye whilst I was enjoying a pint outside The Steam Packet Inn following a wander around the village.

I really must get the rolls of film I shot developed!

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.

Single frame… Isle of Whithorn, October 2019

Isle of Whithorn, October 2019Isle of Whithorn, October 2019
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 49mm, 1/140s, f11, ISO 200

Another pic from my recent holiday to Scotland… A view of ‘The Isle’ (as it’s known locally) on the Dumfries & Galloway coast.

The walled area on the left, jutting out into the harbour is called the Captain’s Garden, now with several houses on it, but originally a garden associated with the nearby castle. The black squares painted on the wall aren’t (as I originally thought) some kind of navigation markings but are in fact, simulated man o’ war gun ports!