Single frame… Captain America at No.5 Sydney Street

5 Sydney Street5 Sydney Street
Nikon F75, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, 1/250s, f8, Kodak Ektachrome E100

Wishing my friends and readers ‘across the pond’ a super and safe July 4th! 🇺🇸

The above sign adorns Dave’s Comics in Brighton, East Sussex, a business occupying two shops on Sydney Street… but if memory serves this sign is actually above the one at No.3!

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

Single frame… Hendo’s!

'Hendo's!'‘Hendo’s!’
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 AI-S – 1/250s, f8, – Kodak Portra 400 rated at ISO 200

A trio of brass bottles, modelled on the famous Henderson’s Relish (Hendo’s) bottle, adorning a seating area in Leavygreave Road, Sheffield, a few yards away from the former Henderson’s Relish factory. The seating areas and ‘planter tables’ were designed by local artist David Appleyard.

A happy reminder of a wander around my favourite city on an utterly glorious day in June 2019.

If there is a finer condiment to splash on a meal I’ve yet to taste it!

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

Slide Film Sunday… Tea’s Maid!

Tea's Maid!Tea’s Maid!
Nikon F75, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, 1/45s, f8, Kodak Ektachrome E100

Another image shot on Kodak Ektachrome E100 last summer…

I’ve photographed this cheeky sign that advertises That Little Tea Shop in the Lanes in Brighton a few times but as yet I’ve not sampled said shop’s menu… I really must pop in for tea and cake at some point!

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

Throwback Thursday… Fellows Morton & Clayton Ltd/The Canalhouse

Fellows Morton & Clayton LtdFellows Morton & Clayton Ltd
Nikon D300, AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR at 42mm, 1/640s, f5.6, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

10 years ago it was The Canalhouse, a pub occupying the lower floors of the former canal museum in Nottingham. I believe it’s the only canalside pub in Britain where the canal itself (The Beeston Canal) actually enters the building!

Fellows Morton & Clayton Ltd was, for much of the early 20th century, the largest and best-known canal transportation company in England. They went into liquidation in 1948 but the name lives on in a smaller pub next door to The Canalhouse.

Single frame… Expired Film Day 2020

Caribbean SpiceCaribbean Spice
Canon EOS 600, EF 50mm f/1.8 II, 1/125s, f4 – O.O.D. Kodacolor 200

Last weekend I managed to shoot a roll of Kodacolor 200 (that went out of date in September 2001!) for Expired Film Day 2020. Using the rule of thumb ‘overexpose one stop for every decade the film is out of date I rated it at EI 50 and the results aren’t bad!

This security shutter caught my eye, it belongs to Caribbean Spice, a restaurant and takeaway on London Road in Sheffield… and I really must try the food there!

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

Single frame… ‘Eyecatching’

'Eyecatching'‘Eyecatching’
Yashica FX-D Quartz, Yashica ML 35mm f/2.8 – Agfa Vista Plus 200

Another sheet of forgotten negatives turned up this week, funnily enough at the same time I decided to give the camera they were shot on another outing.

The Yashica FX-D Quartz is a close relative of the Contax 139 and shares its lens mount, enabling the use of Contax’s superb Carl Zeiss optics but this entire roll of film was shot with the excellent Yashica ML 35mm f/2.8 lens.

This piece of street art (and the building it adorned) are no more, another disused factory knocked down… ‘Eyecatching’ was collaboration between Sheffield artists Rocket 01 and Faunagraphic and other examples of their work are still visible around the city.

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

Throwback Thursday… Broad Walk, Buxton

Broad Walk, BuxtonBroad Walk, Buxton
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 110mm, 1/125s, f8, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Three years ago it was the Derbyshire spa town of Buxton, during a visit with my friend/partner in crime Rachel, who at that point had yet to take up photography…

A repeat visit to Buxton is on the cards now that she has!