Throwback Thursday… The Bluebell Railway

Taking on water, Sheffield Park, June 2017Taking on water, Sheffield Park, June 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 21mm, 1/320s, f8, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Two years ago I was travelling on the Bluebell Railway in East Sussex on an incredibly hot day!

Southern Railway (SR) Q class 0-6-0 locomotive 30541 (built 1939, Eastleigh) was in charge of passenger trains and the above image shows it taking a drink from an 1881 vintage water crane at Sheffield Park station.

London, Brighton & South Coast Railway (LB&SCR) class A1X 0-6-0T No.672 ‘FENCHURCH’ (built 1872, Brighton) was on display at the south end of the station and I spotted this record of its mileage painted inside the cab.

1,158,420 miles1,158,420 miles
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 39mm, 1/75s, f8, ISO 400

1,158,420 miles seems like a huge figure but it’s only an average of just over 8,300 per year!

Monochrome Monday… Brighton on revolog Snovlox film

West Pier, Brighton, December 2018West Pier, Brighton, December 2018
Nikon F75, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D – 1/125s, f8, – revolog Snovlox

Before Christmas, for a bit of photographic fun I added a roll of revolog Snovlox film to an order from Analogue Wonderland.

Snovlox is a limited edition black and white film with similar effects to revolog’s Volvox film, a colour film that adds bright green dots all over the negative… with Snovlox the dots are white, giving a wintry feel to images.

Snovlox’s base is the excellent Kodak T-MAX 100 and it’s processed as such, giving results such as those you see here.

I’m rather taken with the results from this film and will be buying some more while it’s still on sale (it’s only available between October and March). I’ve also got a couple of other revolog films in stock; Kolor and Streak and am looking forward to trying them both soon…

Brighton bicycle, December 2018Brighton bicycle, December 2018
Nikon F75, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D – 1/90s, f2.8, – revolog Snovlox

Scans 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…