Throwback Thursday… Quai du Maréchal Joffre, Cosne-sur-Loire, January 2017

Quai du Maréchal Joffre, Cosne-sur-Loire, January 2017Quai du Maréchal Joffre, Cosne-sur-Loire, January 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 29mm – 1/9s, f4.3, ISO 3200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was the daylight fading and reflecting the last of its colour in the River Loire.

The anchor is part of a display commemorating the former ship-building industry in the area around Cosne-sur-Loire in the Nièvre department of central France.

Throwback Thursday… Fat Stan (again!)

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Nikon D200, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM at 20mm, 1/4s, f5.6, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Fifteen years ago it was local rock band Fat Stan, playing a pre-Christmas gig at a local pub (the Dog & Doublet in Pye Bridge if memory serves me…)

Sadly neither band nor pub are still going but more pics of the former can be found here.

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Nikon D200, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM at 10mm, 1/4s, f4, ISO 400

Throwback Thursday… H.O. Bowley Ltd, Hosiery & fabrics

H.O. Bowley Ltd, Hosiery & fabricsH.O. Bowley Ltd, Hosiery & fabrics
Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 35mm f2 R WR, 1/40s, f2, ISO 1600

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was the business premises of H.O. Bowley Ltd, Hosiery & fabrics in Loughborough during a stroll to the (sadly now closed) Tap & Mallet pub on Nottingham Road.

I really should do more of this kind of photography… even if wandering the streets at night can get you a reputation! 😁

Throwback Thursday… Colin Bourdiec at the Bridge Inn

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Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 50mm f2 R WR, 1/75s, f2, ISO 3200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Three years ago it was multi-period all-round entertainer Colin Bourdiec at the Bridge Inn in Cotmanhay, Derbyshire.

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Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 50mm f2 R WR, 1/40s, f2, ISO 3200

It was an incredibly entertaining evening with the highlights being Colin’s English/German version of “The Lambeth Walk” and the impromptu audience participation on “Run Rabbit Run” (something Rachel and I still wonder about… don’t ask!)

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Fujifilm X-T10, Fujinon XF 50mm f2 R WR, 1/60s, f2, ISO 3200

Throwback Thursday… York Minster, illuminated by Patrice Warrener

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Nikon D100, Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4 AF-D at 42mm, 2s, f8, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Sixteen years ago it was York Minster, bathed in light by the French artist Patrice Warrener.

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Nikon D100, Nikkor 24-85mm f/2.8-4 AF-D at 42mm, 1.5s, f8, ISO 400

Two projectors were used to illuminate the west front of the Minster, creating a design called the ‘Heart of Yorkshire’, part of a project to ‘breathe new life into the city centre in ways that are both sympathetic to our treasured heritage and reflective of leading-edge contemporary art’ (according to a member of the City of York Council at the time).

Throwback Thursday… Wensley Park, October 2007

Wensley Park, October 2007Wensley Park, October 2007
Nikon D80, AF-S NIKKOR 18-135mm f/3.5-56G ED at 90mm, 1/500s, f5.6, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

14 years ago I was snapping away on a walk through Wensleydale (‘cracking cheese Gromit!’)

This image proves that it’s worth turning around to look where you’ve been from time to time… this clump of trees in Wensley Park was only lit like this for a few seconds!

Throwback Thursday… ‘Who Stole Bongo’s Trousers?’

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Nikon D300, AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D, 1/100s, f2.8, ISO 1600

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Ten years ago it was legendary performance poet John Cooper Clarke doing his stuff at The Flowerpot in Derby.

It was an absolutely fantastic evening of poetry, humour and anecdotes with the highlight for me being the poem (and preamble to) “Bongo’s Trousers”, the opening line of which forms the title of this post.

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Nikon D300, AF NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8D, 1/40s, f2.8, ISO 1600

Throwback Thursday… Midland Railway-Butterley

DUCHESS OF SUTHERLAND arrivng at Swanwick JunctionDUCHESS OF SUTHERLAND arrivng at Swanwick Junction
Panasonic Lumix GF-1, Lumix G Vario OIS 14-45 f/3.5~5.6 at 45mm, 1/320s, f7.1, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Nine years ago it was more steam trains! This time at the Midland Railway-Butterley in Derbyshire.

London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) Princess Coronation class 4-6-2 locomotive 46233 DUCHESS OF SUTHERLAND was in operation and looked fantastic in the autumn sunshine.

I also paid a visit to the line’s demonstration signal box, a Midland Railway (MR) structure dating from 1895 that originally stood at Linby in Nottinghamshire.

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Panasonic Lumix GF-1, Lumix G Vario OIS 14-45 f/3.5~5.6 at 21mm, 1/160s, f4.5, ISO 200

Throwback Thursday… SIR KEITH PARK… at Keighley

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Nikon D600, AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR at 48mm, 1/125s, f8, ISO 2000

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was a steam gala at the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (K&WVR).

Southern Railway (SR) Battle of Britain class 4-6-2 34053 SIR KEITH PARK was visiting from the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) but managed to wreak havoc with the day’s timetable thanks to defective sanding gear (something vital for the constant climb up to Oxenhope) and a leaking piston valve.

Built by the Southern Railway at Brighton Works in 1947 as 21C153 (designer Oliver Bulleid employed an idiosyncratic numbering system for his locomotives) and named after Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Rodney Park, GCB, KBE, MC & Bar, DFC, the First World War flying ace and Second World War Royal Air Force commander, the locomotive saw only 18 years service before being withdrawn in October 1965 but luckily preservation would beckon and 34053’s restoration was eventually completed in 2012.