Single frame… Tommy (again)

Fujica GW 690 Professional, Fujinon EBC 90mm f/3.5, 1/125, f11 – Rollei Retro 400S
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 10½ mins at 20°c.

Ray Lonsdale’s statue Tommy has featured here before but I rather like the atmosphere in this image shot on Rollei Retro 400S film and make no apologies for featuring it again.

The 9ft 5in (2.87m) tall statue is officailly named 1101 (Eleven-O-One) which refers to the first minute of peace after the armistice was declared at 11am on 11 November 1918, but everyone seems to know it as Tommy (a reference to the popular nickname of Tommy Atkins for a common soldier in the British Army).

The statue was unveiled close to the war memorial in Seaham, County Durham, on 4 August 2014, the centenary of Britain’s declaration of war on Germany.

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

From the (digital) archive… Tees Transporter Bridge

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Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 49mm – 1/210s, f/11, ISO 200

This image popped up today while I was looking for something else…

The iconic Tees Transporter Bridge in Middlesbrough, framed by the remains of the Cleveland Salt Works on Vulcan Street in September 2017.

This fantastic structure has featured here before and no doubt will do so again…

Single frame… John Toulson Transport

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Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 18mm, 1/140s, f8, ISO 400

I do love a bit of ‘wriggly tin’ especially when it sports peeling paint and patches of rust… As far as I can tell ‘John Toulson Transport’ hasn’t occupied this building since 2008 and the Teesdale weather hasn’t been kind to it since then.