Monochrome Monday… ‘Keep off the groynes’ Saltdean, July 2020

Keep off the groynes, Saltdean, July 2020‘Keep off the groynes’, Saltdean, July 2020
Olympus XA2, D.Zuiko 35mm – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

Another pic from the charity shop find Olympus XA2.

I love the area around Brighton for photography, so much to see, so many characters! Saltdean, a few miles east of central Brighton, is a much quieter place for a Sunday morning stroll though…

Nikon COOLSCAN IV ED scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Railway Viaduct, Mansfield

Railway Viaduct, MansfieldRailway Viaduct, Mansfield
Konica Big Mini – Ilford HP5+

A pic from the archives today… This railway viaduct spans the Nottinghamshire town of Mansfield and has featured here before.

I love the sense of scale provided by the gent sitting on the bench in the sunshine.

The Konica Big Mini is one of my all-time favourite compact cameras, it’s currently loaded with JCH Street Pan 400 film and is often in my pocket…

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

Single frame… ‘BE Excellent to EACH Other’

'BE Excellent to EACH Other'‘BE Excellent to EACH Other’
Olympus XA, F.Zuiko 35mm f/2.8, 1/60s, f5.6, CineStill 50D

More people need to practise this…

So many of my friends, employed in service industries, are finding their working days being made thoroughly unpleasant thanks to customers who can’t even be ‘civil’ let alone ‘excellent!’ to them… Being on the recieving end of outright abuse is becoming a daily occurence for some of them and it needs to stop!

End of sermon…

This piece of street art was spotted in Norwich a few weeks ago, after an hour of trawling the internet I still don’t know who painted it but it may be the work of artist Tony Allen… If anyone knows for certain, please tell me.

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

Single frame… Captain America at No.5 Sydney Street

5 Sydney Street5 Sydney Street
Nikon F75, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, 1/250s, f8, Kodak Ektachrome E100

Wishing my friends and readers ‘across the pond’ a super and safe July 4th! 🇺🇸

The above sign adorns Dave’s Comics in Brighton, East Sussex, a business occupying two shops on Sydney Street… but if memory serves this sign is actually above the one at No.3!

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

Single frame… Hendo’s!

'Hendo's!'‘Hendo’s!’
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.

Single frame… ‘Eyecatching’

'Eyecatching'‘Eyecatching’
Yashica FX-D Quartz, Yashica ML 35mm f/2.8 – Agfa Vista Plus 200

Another sheet of forgotten negatives turned up this week, funnily enough at the same time I decided to give the camera they were shot on another outing.

The Yashica FX-D Quartz is a close relative of the Contax 139 and shares its lens mount, enabling the use of Contax’s superb Carl Zeiss optics but this entire roll of film was shot with the excellent Yashica ML 35mm f/2.8 lens.

This piece of street art (and the building it adorned) are no more, another disused factory knocked down… ‘Eyecatching’ was collaboration between Sheffield artists Rocket 01 and Faunagraphic and other examples of their work are still visible around the city.

Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.