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.

Single frame… Bass Rock, August 2020

Bass Rock, August 2020Bass Rock, August 2020
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 74mm, 1/340s, f11, ISO 200

Bass Rock (Creag nam Bathais in Gaelic) is an uninhabited island in the Firth of Forth, roughly three miles north-east of North Berwick. The island is home to a colony of more than 150,000 Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) and they give it its… ‘distinctive’ colouring.

The pic was taken from Seacliff Beach and on that particularly glorious August Saturday the beach was busy with swimmers, kayakers and paddle-boarders… me? I limited myself to having a paddle!

Single frame… Serendipity in Scotland

My pal Mark (husband of my regular ‘Photography Friday’ partner in crime, Rachel) loves flags so it came as no surprise when he suggested a visit to the National Flag Heritage Centre at Athelstaneford during a trip to Scotland.

Lone tree, AthelstanefordLone tree, Athelstaneford
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 19mm, 1/200s, f11, ISO 200

The Heritage Centre occupies a lectern doocot (dovecote) dating from 1583 to the rear of Athelstaneford Church but it was the above scene that caught my eye when I rounded the corner!

I’ll confess to not knowing what kind of tree it is but I recognise a Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) when I see one!

Slide Film Sunday… Heleniums, Nymans

Heleniums, NymansHeleniums, Nymans
Nikon F75, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, 1/60s, f5.6, Kodak Ektachrome E100

An image from Nymans in West Sussex, taken around this time last year…

I really should make notes when photographing gardens, most of them label their plants after all but I believe that these beautiful flowers are some variety of Hellenium, also known as ‘Sneezeweed’.

I’ve splashed out on a few more rolls of Ektachrome but haven’t yet had chance to shoot any of it this summer…

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.

Throwback Thursday… YH10 Ellie Jane, East Runton, June 2015 (again)

YH10 Ellie Jane, East Runton, June 2015YH10 Ellie Jane, East Runton, June 2015
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 27mm, 1/80s, f9, ISO 800

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was the fishing boat ‘Ellie Jane’ at East Runton near Cromer in Norfolk.

‘Ellie Jane’ has featured on this blog before but I make no excuses for including another image from one of my favourite spots on our coastline…