Single frame… Derwent reflections

Derwent reflectionsDerwent reflections
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 18mm, 1/70s, f11, ISO 200

An image from a recent ‘Photography Friday’ walk with Rachel along the banks of the River Derwent near Calver in the Peak District.

This is the point at which Stoke Brook flows into the river, home to Brook Lampreys, a primitive, eel-like fish with a sucker for a mouth… We didn’t see any though.

Here’s hoping that our jaunts (and the world in general) return to normal soon…

Single frame… Green Wood, February 2020

Green Wood, February 2020Green Wood, February 2020
Fujica GW690 + Y15 yellow filter – 1/125s, f8½, – Kodak T-Max 400
Developed in Ilfosol 3 at 1:9, 6 mins at 20°c.

An image from a recent ‘Photography Friday’ trip out with Rachel… This patch of woodland can be found to the north of the wonderfully named ‘Great Pond of Stubbing’ near Chesterfield in Derbyshire and we used a brief break in the rainy weather during half-term to explore it. It’s definitely a location we’ll be revisiting!

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

Monochrome Monday… Ruined cottage, Derbyshire

Ruined cottage, Derbyshire, January 2020Ruined cottage, Derbyshire, January 2020
Nikon F, Nikkor-S.C. 50mm f/1.4, 1/250s, f8, Kodak Tri-X rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilfosol 3 at 1:9, 7½ mins at 20°c.

I’m fortunate enough to have been loaned a beautiful Nikon F and Nikkor-S.C. 50mm f/1.4 lens (thanks Simon!) and I’ve been shooting some Kodak Tri-X with it.

This cottage is about a 20 minute drive from home and I’ve been meaning to photograph it for a while…

Nikon COOLSCAN IV ED scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Wellington’s Monument, January 2020

Wellington's Monument, January 2020Wellington’s Monument, January 2020
Fujica GW690 – 1/500s, f8, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800
Developed in Ilfosol 3 at 1:9, 14 mins at 20°c.

Wellington’s Monument stands high above the Derbyshire village of Baslow. Dedicated to the Duke of Wellington it was raised by local dignitary Lieutenant Colonel Edward Mason Wrench (1833-1912) in 1866.

Not much else seems to be known about the monument, one story, probably apocryphal, suggests that it was built to commemorate a visit of the Iron Duke to the area while a guest of the Duke of Rutland. Or perhaps it was merely built to provide a balance for the monument to Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson on nearby Birchin Edge.

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

Single frame… Silver Birches, Derbyshire, January 2020

Silver Birches, Jack Flat, January 2020Silver Birches, Jack Flat, January 2020
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 29mm, 1/60s, f8, ISO 250

The first ‘Photography Friday’ trip of 2020 saw Rachel and I visit the Peak District National Park. These Silver Birches (Betula pendula) were captured in an area between Baslow Edge and the Baslow-Sheffield road known as Jack Flat, an area also home to a small herd of Highland cattle!

Single frame… A Happy Christmas to all*

Christmas Tree, London St PancrasChristmas Tree, London St Pancras International, 2015
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 27mm f/2.8, 1/3s, f8, ISO 800

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Cool Yule or whatever celebration floats your boat at this time of year…

A Christmas tree image from four years ago, captured at London St Pancras International railway station… If memory serves I steadied the camera by pressing it tightly up against one of the pillars that supports the upper level of the station.

2000 soft toys were provided by The Disney Store and when the ‘tree’ was taken down they were donated to KIDS, a charity which cares for disabled children, young people and their families.

* ‘and to all, a good night…’

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.