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.

Single frame… Shop window Triton

Shop window TritonShop window Triton
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/125s, f4, – O.O.D. Kodak 200 rated at ISO 100

Now here’s something you don’t see everyday… a Triton motorcycle in a shop window… and a clothes shop window at that!

Built in the 1960s and 70s, Tritons were the marrying of a Triumph parallel twin engine to a Norton ‘Featherbed’ frame, creating a hybrid superior to anything either manufacturer could offer ‘off the shelf’.

The Triumph engine was widely regarded as being more reliable and easier to tune that the Norton but the Norton frame was easily the best handling example of its time, the Isle of Man TT racer Harold Daniel tested the new frame in 1950 and declared it like “riding on a featherbed” as opposed to a “garden gate” and the name stuck.

This example currently sits in a window display surrounded by products from Barbour, a British brand known for their ‘International’ jacket as worn by motorcyclists for decades.

One thing I’ve always been curious about with the Triton concept… what happened to all the Triumph frames and Norton engines? Are garden sheds countrywide hiding ‘Norumphs’ banished there for misfiring and wobbling around bends? Maybe we’ll never know…

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