Square Saturday… Funk

Diana+ – Lomo CN 400

I’m obviously still having problems with loading film into my charity shop find Diana+… I’m also getting too close to my subject matter as most of my shots are far too tightly framed, a problem exacerbated by my dodgy film loading technique.

This shot is OK though, something I spotted during a wander around Cosne-sur-Loire in the Nièvre department in central France.

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

Monochrome Monday… Tees Transporter Bridge

Tees Transporter Bridge, September 2017Tees Transporter Bridge, September 2017
Olympus μ[mju:] Zoom 115 – Fuji Neopan 400CN rated at ISO 200

The Tees Transporter Bridge links Middlesbrough on the south bank of the river Tees to Port Clarence on the north and is the longest transporter bridge in the world with a span (between the towers) of 590ft.

Built by Sir William Arrol & Co. of Glasgow between 1910 and 1911 the bridge replaced a ferry service and the travelling ‘gondola’, suspended from the bridge, can carry 200 people or nine cars across the river in just 90 seconds!

Scan by Peak Imaging with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom CC.

Square Saturday… Another pic from the Diana+

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Diana+ – Lomo CN 800

While I’m eagerly awaiting the postie rattling the letter box with an envelope of negatives from AgLab (an envelope that should include two rolls from my charity shop find Diana+), I thought I’d post another image from my first roll with said camera…

Lots more vignetting on this pic and I can only assume that this is down to the wider aperture (the ‘cloudy’ setting) that I used for this, the first shot on the roll.

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

Monochrome Monday… The Sound Tower

The Sound Tower, Chapel Six MarshesThe Sound Tower, Chapel Six Marshes
Nikon FA, Nikkor 85mm f/2 AI-S – 1/125s, f11, – CineStill BwXX rated at ISO 250

The Sound Tower is part of The Structures on the Edge (SOTE) project, a fascinating series of installations on the Lincolnshire coast.

Designed by R Cannon and M Springett, London, the tower is ‘a device that focuses people’s senses and amplifies the windy nature of the site.’

I’ve no idea what the pipes in the foreground are for…