Single frame… St Pancras Basin

St Pancras Basin, February 2019St Pancras Basin, February 2019
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI-S – 1/125s, f8, – Kodak Portra 800 rated at ISO 400

A couple of hours between trains in London recently gave me the opportunity to explore St Pancras Basin on the Regent’s Canal. It’s an interesting location, one worth further visits (in better weather!)

The dull weather actually suited my purposes with this image though… the drab sky and grey catenary powering the Channel Tunnel Rail Link contrast rather nicely with the colourful boats and brickwork surrounding the basin.

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

Monochrome Monday… Biggins Bros Ltd

Biggins Bros Ltd, SheffieldBiggins Bros Ltd, Sheffield
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/60s, f8, – Rollei RPX 100

I was going to write that in this day and age of tanning salons and nail bars it’s quite refreshing to see a good, old-fashioned ‘Electro Platers to all Trades’ but it would appear that ‘Biggins Bros Ltd’ ceased trading in the year 2000!

The Biggins’ family are still active in Sheffield though, with Silversmith James Biggins producing a range of exquisite silver sculptures, mainly hunting and shooting themed pieces.

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

Single frame… Mulled Wine and Mulled Cider

Mulled Wine and Mulled Cider, York, December 2018Mulled Wine and Mulled Cider, York, December 2018
Fujica GW690 – 1/30s, f4, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 3200

I received five rolls of film back from the lab yesterday, all shot with the gorgeous Fujica GW690 that I’ve got on loan…

I’ve never pushed Ilford Delta 400 before and only did so here to try and bag a few shots of York after dark while wobbling my way from ‘The Last Drop’ to the railway station.

I’m absolutely loving the results from this camera… I’m quite taken with the pushed Delta 400 too!

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

Single frame… No.4, No.5

No.4, No.5No.4, No.5
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 35mm f2 R WR, 1/60s, f5, ISO 400

I’m having trouble sleeping tonight so rummaging through some images from a couple of years ago that haven’t yet seen the light of day…

This shot comes from a bitterly cold walk around the East Sussex town of Lewes in February 2017, I just liked the soft colours and the regimented shapes of these two doors.

Although the door numbers here are a very similar style I’ve often wondered about photographing all the different ways in which house numbers are displayed, ancient and modern, simple or elaborate…

Single frame… ‘Women of Steel’

'Women of Steel'‘Women of Steel’
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/500s, f2.8, – Rollei RPX 100

Yet another shot from my first roll of Rollei RPX 100 film.

‘Women of Steel’ is a bronze sculpture that commemorates the women of Sheffield who worked in the city’s steel industry during World War I and World War II. Sculpted by Martin Jennings, it was unveiled at Barker’s Pool in June 2016.

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

Monochrome Monday… Sheffield’s ‘Cheese Grater’

Sheffield's 'Cheese Grater'Sheffield’s ‘Cheese Grater’
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-T 100mm f/2.8 – 1/125s, f5.6, – Rollei RPX 100

The striking looking building in the centre of this image is Sheffield’s Charles Street Car Park, more commonly known as the ‘Cheese Grater’.

Designed by architects Allies and Morrison and opened in 2008, the ten storey structure contains 520 parking spaces and was voted ‘third coolest car park in the world’ in a 2013 competition.

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