Throwback Thursday… Flaked out dog, Sheringham

Flaked out dog, SheringhamFlaked out dog, Sheringham
Fujifilm X20, Fujinon Super EBC 7.1-28.4mm f2~2.8 at 24mm, 1/550s, f8, ISO 100

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was this very bored-looking dog at Sheringham, waiting for its ‘humans’ to get on with the walk they’d promised him…

The X20 was my first Fujifilm camera and was directly responsible for my entry into the X mirrorless system in 2015 (with the X-E1). It’s also partially to blame for my friend Rachel’s interest in photography… she borrowed it during our holiday to Scotland in October 2017 and hasn’t looked back!

Throwback Thursday… It’s a bit wild out there! Cromer, September 2015

It's a bit wild out there! Cromer, September 2015.jpgIt’s a bit wild out there! Cromer, September 2015
Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 52mm, 1/320s, f8, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Four years ago it was the Pier and Promenade at Cromer in Norfolk… Mid-storm!

This was taken during our last stay in a friend’s static caravan on the cliffs at East Runton, less than a mile and a half down the coast from Cromer.

Throwback Thursday… Fat Stan

Singer.jpgSinger
Nikon D300, Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 EX DG APO Macro HSM at 95mm, 1/250s, f2.8, ISO 1600

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Ten years ago it was local rock band Fat Stan, strutting their stuff in the Crossed Pistons Saloon at the Rock and Blues Custom Show in Derbyshire.

I don’t think I’ve ever had such good access to a stage as I did here, not only that but I’d got two massive bikers keeping a watchful eye on my gear!

Fat Stan, July 2009.jpgFat Stan, July 2009
Nikon D300, AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR at 31mm, 1/250s, f6.3, ISO 1600

Drummer.jpgDrummer
Nikon D300, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM at 17mm, 1/30s, f5.3, ISO 1600

Throwback Thursday… Burnham Overy Staithe Windmill

Burnham Overy Staithe Windmill, July 2009Burnham Overy Staithe Windmill, July 2009
Nikon D300, AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR at 45mm, 1/320s, f9, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Ten years ago it was this Grade II* listed tower mill at Burnham Overy Staithe on the North Norfolk coast.

Returning home (the pretty way, around the coast on the A149) from my first trip to Norfolk and just had to stop and photograph this most East Anglian of buildings!

Built in 1816 for miller Edmund Savory, the mill last worked in 1919 and was turned into holiday accommodation by Cambridgeshire architect Hugh Hughes in the late 1920s. Following restoration in 1957 the mill was given to the National Trust and today is available to rent by holidaymakers.

Throwback Thursday… ‘Moggie’ at Sainsbury’s…

'Moggie' at Sainsbury's, June 2015‘Moggie’ at Sainsbury’s, June 2015
Olympus Stylus XZ-10, i.Zuiko 4.7-23.5mm f1.8~2.7 ED at 6.2mm, 1/100s, f8, ISO 125

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Morris 6cwt pickup, Ripley, June 2015Morris 6cwt pickup, Ripley, June 2015
Olympus Stylus XZ-10, i.Zuiko 4.7-23.5mm f1.8~2.7 ED at 6.8mm, 1/100s, f8, ISO 160

Four years ago it was this Morris 6cwt pickup at the local Sainsbury’s. Another classic vehicle fitted with the 1098cc A-series four-cylinder engine, this example was first registered in Shropshire in 1967.

Throwback Thursday… The Bluebell Railway

Taking on water, Sheffield Park, June 2017Taking on water, Sheffield Park, June 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 21mm, 1/320s, f8, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Two years ago I was travelling on the Bluebell Railway in East Sussex on an incredibly hot day!

Southern Railway (SR) Q class 0-6-0 locomotive 30541 (built 1939, Eastleigh) was in charge of passenger trains and the above image shows it taking a drink from an 1881 vintage water crane at Sheffield Park station.

London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) class A1X 0-6-0T No.672 ‘FENCHURCH’ (built 1872, Brighton) was on display at the south end of the station and I spotted this record of its mileage painted inside the cab.

1,158,420 miles1,158,420 miles
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 39mm, 1/75s, f8, ISO 400

1,158,420 miles seems like a huge figure but it’s only an average of just over 8,300 per year!

Throwback Thursday… YH10 Ellie Jane, East Runton, June 2015

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 18mm, 1/60s, f11, ISO 500

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

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

Fishing boats here are drawn up onto the beach by a variety of ageing tractors, this one (if memory serves) is a Fordson Power Major and has clearly seen better days!

We spent quite a bit of time at East Runton between 2012 and 2015, trading dog-sitting a friend’s Jack Russell for nights in a static caravan on the cliffs… it’s a lovely spot.

Throwback Thursday… Our kid/Little bro/Rob…

Our kid, MFN, May 2012Our kid, MFN, May 2012
Panasonic Lumix GF1, Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8, 1/125s, f2.8, ISO 1600

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Seven years ago it was this ‘handsome bugger!

My brother… strutting his stuff with the band Pumpcar at the MFN nightclub in Derbyshire.

The Micro Four Thirds Panasonic Lumix GF1 was definitely not suited to shooting in low light and I think this was the only time I ever shot a gig with it. I loved the Macro-Elmarit 45mm lens though… the only Leica (ahem!) thing I’ve ever owned…

Rockin', MFN, May 2012Rockin’, MFN, May 2012
Panasonic Lumix GF1, Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f/2.8, 1/100s, f2.8, ISO 1600

Throwback Thursday… Swanwick Junction

Swanwick JunctionSwanwick Junction
Nikon D300, AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR at 52mm, 1/400s, f10, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Nine years ago it was this Running in board at Swanwick Junction station at Midland Railway-Butterley (MR-B).

Running in boards tended to be positioned at the end of station platforms and were designed to allow passengers to determine their location as a train entered the station, possibly while still moving at speed!

This example is/was a modern construct as Swanwick Junction station didn’t exist until the heritage line arrived there… I say is/was because the last couple of times I’ve visited there’s been no trace of this particular board.