Throwback Thursday… Derby Cathedral, November 2015

Derby Cathedral, November 2015Derby Cathedral, November 2015
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8, 1/3500s, f2.8, ISO 800

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Four years ago it was the city of Derby…

I was trying out the Fujinon XF 27mm f2.8 lens for the first time, I didn’t get on with it… Optically the lens was flawless, I just didn’t care for the lack of an aperture ring, something I was used to with my other X-series lenses.

I’m not quite sure what was going on with my camera settings that day… ‘1/3500s, f2.8, ISO 800’ What was I thinking?

Throwback Thursday… Pen Hill, Yorkshire Dales, November 2004

Pen Hill, Yorkshire Dales, November 2004Pen Hill, Yorkshire Dales, November 2004
Nikon D100, Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4 AF-D, 1/250s, f8, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Fifteen years ago it was the landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales…

For a number of years we rented a cottage in the beautiful market town of Leyburn for a week in November… relaxation, long walks and lots of local beer tended to be the order of the day, with a little photography thrown in.

Pen Hill is roughly five miles south west of Leyburn and at 1,814ft high it is a prominent landmark in the area.

Throwback Thursday… 20t Grain Hopper, October 2017

20t Grain Hopper, October 201720t Grain Hopper, October 2017
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S, 1/60s, f5.6, Ilford 100 Professional

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Two years ago it was the various rail vehicles at the Fife Heritage Railway at Methil.

While many of the locomotives and items of rolling stock there are beautifully restored a few still await their turn in the queue like this grain hopper wagon…

I do love a bit of rust!

Throwback Thursday… By the banks of the Loire…

Le Marinier Tirant sa BarqueLe Marinier Tirant sa Barque
Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 18mm, 1/60s, f10, ISO 1250

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Four years ago it was this fantastic sculpture on the bank of the Loire River at Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire in central France.

Entitled ‘Le Marinier Tirant sa Barque’ (The Bargee Pulling his Boat) the sculpture was created by Jean-Jacques Bourgeois based on an idea by Marcel Van Nieuwenberg.

The bridge in the background crosses both the Loire and the border between the Nièvre and Cher départements.

Throwback Thursday… Gateway, Coniston, September 2018

Gateway, Coniston, September 2018Gateway, Coniston, September 2018
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI-S – 1/60s, f5.6, – Kentmere 400 rated at ISO 320

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Last year I was accompanying a pal of mine (Hi Mark!) on his annual pilgrimage from Derbyshire to the Lake District to climb a hill in memory of his father. I didn’t join him on his climb up the 2,634 feet high Old Man of Coniston but did have a gentle stroll down the old Furness Railway line towards Torver and this shot was taken just before I took a detour off the path for a pint in The Sun Inn.

Today we’re off to the Lakes again, Mark’s got his Kendal Mint Cake and I’ve got my camera…

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

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

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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.