Monochrome Monday… Bicycles, Trinity Street, Cambridge

Bicycles, Trinity Street, CambridgeBicycles, Trinity Street, Cambridge
Contax G1 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional

Today I’m trying out the excellent Negative Lab Pro plugin for Lightroom with on scans made with my Epson Perfection 4870 Photo flatbed scanner… So far things are looking pretty good!

Following advice on the Negative Lab Pro forum I’m scanning my black & white negatives as 48-bit colour positives (with all sharpening/correction/restoration options turned off). Next thing is to try a few colour negatives!

The above image was taken (I think) the day after a friend’s wedding in October 1999 (Hi Marie! Hi Andy!) during a brief wander around the university city of Cambridge.

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

Expired Film Day 2021

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Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Ai-S, 1/1000s, f2; – Kodacolor VR Plus 400 rated at ISO 100

I finally got around to sending the roll of Kodacolor VR Plus 400 film (believed to be at least 20 years out of date) I exposed on Expired Film Day 2021 away for processing and here are a couple of the images from that roll.

The local market town of Heanor isn’t the best place to look for colour images on a grey Monday morning but I did my best… 😀

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Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Ai-S, 1/125s, f5.6; – Kodacolor VR Plus 400 rated at ISO 100

Developed by AgLab and 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.

Throwback Thursday… London!

Warren Street StationWarren Street Station
Fujifilm X20, Fujinon Super EBC 7.1-28.4mm f2~2.8 at 13mm, 1/40s, f8, ISO 100

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Six years ago it was London during a day out riding the rails with Dad. From memory we were only in London for an hour and a half between trains but I had time for a brief wander out of Euston station and down to West End Cameras then located on Tottenham Court Road.

BT Tower reflectionBT Tower reflection
Fujifilm X20, Fujinon Super EBC 7.1-28.4mm f2~2.8 at 16mm, 1/350s, f8, ISO 100

I couldn’t resist photographing the BT Tower, reflected in the University College Hospitals Education Centre, especially when a London bus sneaked into shot!

Monochrome Monday… Doggy Drinks Station

Doggy Drinks StationDoggy Drinks Station
Nikon FA, NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8P, 1/125s, f11; – Lomography Lady Grey rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

An image from what’s likely to be my last roll of Lomography Lady Grey film… Don’t get me wrong, it’s a film I like a lot but it seems to have increased in price lately to the point where I might as well buy (my preferred) Ilford HP5 Plus!

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.

Throwback Thursday… Doorways in Donzy

31 Rue Notre Dame, Donzy31 Rue Notre Dame, Donzy
Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 18-55m f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 31mm, 1/100s, f8, ISO 250

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was the commune of Donzy in the Nièvre department in central France… well, mostly the doorways of Donzy! 😁

2 Rue Frappier Saint-Martin, Donzy2 Rue Frappier Saint-Martin, Donzy
Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 18-55m f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 31mm, 1/100s, f8, ISO 320

Yes, it does say ‘Support Your Local Hells Angels’ on the second door…

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.