Roses, June 2019
Olympus OM-2N, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/125s, f4, – Kodak Portra 160 rated at ISO 100
A few frames left on a very out of date roll of Portra 160 that’s been in the camera for a year… Finish it off in the garden of course!
Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 32mm, 1/250s, f11, ISO 200
Best wishes to all celebrating la Fête national/le quatorze Juillet (Bastille Day) today.
Red Mist, Glasgow, April 2019
Nikon F-801s, AF Nikkor 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5 at 35mm, 1/1000s, f5.6, Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 rated at ISO 200
A stunning custom Harley-Davidson gleams in the sun at West Coast Harley in Glasgow during an event on 20 April 2019. Its owner had ridden it up from Merseyside… not something I’d fancy doing with that rigid frame (having no rear suspension).
Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.
Morris Minor, Ely, May 2017
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 34mm, 1/60s, f8, ISO 640
Another classic vehicle today…
Over 1,300,000 Morris Minors were produced between 1948 and 1971, and this one was first registered in April 1970 in Taunton, Somerset.
Although still badged as a ‘Minor 1000’ the ‘Moggie’ (as they are affectionately known by many) had been built with a 1098cc version of the legendary A-series four cylinder engine since 1962… it’s an engine I’m very familiar with, having driven a Mini Clubman for a number of years (in my distant youth).
Renault Juvaquatre Break, the Nièvre, August 2018
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 49mm, 1/80s, f8, ISO 320
I’ve mentioned before my fondness for photographing old vehicles wherever I find them…
This Renault Juvaquatre Break was spotted in a small town in the Nièvre department of France in August last year. Based on the Juvaquatre Camionette (van) introduced in the late 1930s, the Break (also known as the ‘Dauphinoise’ post 1956) was introduced in 1950 and remained in production until 1960, just a few months before its replacement arrived in the shape of the Renault 4.
The French (at least in rural areas) seem to keep using their old vehicles long after we (in the UK) would’ve either confined them to classic car shows or the scrapyard.
20.18 to Brighton
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 21mm, 1/9s, f16, ISO 200
A shot from the digital archives tonight…
An unidentified class 377 ‘Electrostar’ electric multiple unit crosses Worthing Road at Angmering with the 19.32 Southern service from Portsmouth & Southsea (the 20.18 from Angmering) to Brighton on 20 May 2015. I didn’t have a tripod with me so rested my camera on top of a handy fence post and hoped for the best!
This pic cropped up tonight while I was looking for something else entirely, my archives definitely need a good sort out!
Crich Memorial Tower, April 2019
Fujifilm X-T10, thingyfy 11mm Pinhole Pro S, 0.7s, f79, ISO 200
Another image taken with my thingyfy Pinhole Pro S ‘lens’.
Last Sunday would have been my late father-in-law’s 99th birthday so Joy and I took some flowers up to Crich Stand, a memorial tower dedicated to the memory of the soldiers from the Sherwood Foresters Regiment who died in World War I and World War II* (Joy’s Dad lived to a ripe old age but spent World War II serving in North Africa and Italy with the regiment).
I thought I’d sneak a few minutes capturing a couple of images for Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day while I was there…
*The memorial is also dedicated to those who died serving in the Sherwood Foresters Regiment from 1945 to 1970, the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment from 1970 to 2007 and the Mercian Regiment since 2007.
Mural depicting St Mungo, Glasgow, April 2019
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 28mm, 1/350s, f8, ISO 400
Last Saturday saw four people undertake a madcap 550 mile round trip to Glasgow so that one of them (hi Mark!) could go to a football match.
Mark’s wife (and my regular ‘Photography Friday’ partner in crime, Rachel), my wife, Joy, and myself had a few hours to explore the city (and have a wee drink or two) but we were all keen to see as much of the city’s Mural Trail as possible.
The above image is of the first mural we found… Painted by Australian artist ‘Smug’ (Sam Bates) in 2016 it depicts St Mungo, Glasgow’s patron saint.
Btw, Rachel’s image of the mural is currently gracing the BBC’s ‘Your pictures of Scotland‘ page!
Knife Angel, Coventry
Fujica GW690 – 1/500s, f11, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional
One more image from my recent visit to Coventry to see the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, more commonly known as the ‘Knife Angel’.
Yet another shot from the Fujica GW 690 camera that I’ve got on loan…
Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.
Knife Angel, Coventry
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 18mm, 1/420s, f8, ISO 400
Currently on display in Coventry, the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, more commonly known as the ‘Knife Angel’ is a towering, poignant tribute to the lives lost to knife violence.
Artist Alfie Bradley disinfected and blunted more than 100,000 weapons before welding them together to form the angel. Thirty percent of the knives used in the sculpture were bloodied on arrival and came in biohazard bags.
It’s an incredibly moving piece of art and ironically I almost had a moment of ‘violence and aggression’ myself while viewing it… The urge to slap senseless the person who insisted on telling me ‘it’s a statue dedicated to Mick Dagger! Geddit? Mick DAGGER!’ was almost irresistible…