Single frame… Canal-side decay, Attercliffe

Canal-side decay, AttercliffeCanal-side decay, Attercliffe
Nikon F3HP, NIKKOR 105mm f/2.5 Ai-S, 1/125s, f8; – Ilford FP4 Plus
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

Yet another image from a recent wander along the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal…

I do like a bit of industrial grot! 😁

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… 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.

Single frame… Baltic Works, Sheffield

Baltic Works, SheffieldBaltic Works, Sheffield
Nikon F3HP, Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 Ai-S, 1/125s, f5.6; – Ilford FP4 Plus
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another image from a recent wander along the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal…

It has been said (mostly by my wife) that ‘Andy doesn’t do picturesque’ but I’m firmly of the opinion that scenes like this ARE picturesque in their own way.

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… Tommy (again)

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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.

Single frame… Lower quadrant signals, Butterley station

Lower quadrant signals, Butterley stationLower quadrant signals, Butterley station
Nikon EM – Ilford XP2 Super

An image from one of the 197 (so far) sheets of negatives I’ve labelled and filed recently…

I’ve no notes for this roll other than the camera used (Nikon EM) and the dates shot (January/February 2015) but I suspect the lens used was my Nikon Series E 50mm f/1.8.

At the time I was having my films developed by the cheapest of local minilabs and the negatives are in a shocking state! Switching to the excellent AgLab for C41 and E6 processing was definitely a good move!

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… European robin (Erithacus rubecula)

European robin (Erithacus rubecula)European robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 100-400mm f4.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 400mm, 1/250s, f8, ISO 500

This week has seen a reshuffle of camera equipment enabling the acquisition of a Fujifilm 100-400mm f4.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR lens. Like a lot of people I’ve taken more of an interest in wildlife this past year and this lens, longer than any other in my collection by quite a margin, gets me so much closer to my subjects.

More practice is definitely required, even with optical image stabilisation (OIS) avoiding camera shake is difficult with a lens this long.