Monochrome Monday… Roker, February 2022

Roker, February 2022Roker, February 2022
Ondu 135 Panoramic Pinhole + ND6 filter, 25s, f167 – Kosmo Foto Mono
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:50, 9 mins at 20°c.

The first roll of film through my Ondu 135 Panoramic pinhole camera wasn’t a total success, the first half of the roll suffering from overlapping frames as a result of me not counting ‘clicks’ correctly as the film’s sprocket holes catch on a small ‘tongue’ as the film is wound on…

I did eventually realise there is a definite ‘click, click, CLICK!’ though and counting the ‘CLICK’ has prevented overlapping frames.

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Slide Film Sunday… The Upper Room by Colin Wilbourn

The Upper Room by Colin Wilbourn-20000226The Upper Room by Colin Wilbourn
Nikon F90X Pro, Sigma 28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 DL Macro – Fujichrome

A couple of weeks ago I posted an image of Colin Wilbourn’s Stone Stair Carpet here and when browsing the artist’s website I discovered I’d photographed another of his creations in Durham back in February 2000.

The Upper Room was created from 13 elm trunks, arranged on the bank of the River Wear where they had grown. From most viewpoints they made little sense but at one end of the ‘grove’ there was a seat in a hollowed out trunk and from this seat the image of the empty room, complete with the remains of the meal that had taken place there became visible.

Eventually the wood deteriorated and the sculpture was dismantled…

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Stone Stair Carpet, North Dock, Sunderland

Stone Stair Carpet, North Dock, SunderlandStone Stair Carpet, North Dock, Sunderland
Fujica GW 690 Professional, EBC Fujinon 90mm f/3.5, 1/500s, f9.5 – CineStill BwXX
Developed in Ilford Ilfotec DD-X at 1:9, 12 mins at 20°c.

An image from a roll of film that’s been sitting in the ‘to be developed’ pile since August last year!

Stone Stair Carpet by Colin Wilbourn is part of a sculpture walk along the River Wear in Sunderland and replace the worn out originals at the old North Dock.

This was my first roll of CineStill BwXX in 120 format and the first I’ve developed myself… I will definitely be shooting more!

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, pixl-latr and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Revealed, Roker, August 2021

Revealed, Roker, August 2021Revealed, Roker, August 2021
Nikon F3HP, Zoom-NIKKOR 35~70mm f/3.5 at 50mm, 1/125s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

wall tiles lose their grip
and reveal painted letters
advertising chips

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… The Trade Federation arrive at Roker

The Trade Federation arrive at RokerThe Trade Federation arrive at Roker
Nikon F3HP, Zoom-NIKKOR 35~70mm f/3.5 at 35mm, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

‘The Trade Federation arrive at Roker’ is a slightly obscure Star Wars reference but it was the first thing I thought when this scene presented itself…

Digitised using Nikon D5500 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.