Monochrome Monday… Jubilee Bridge, Matlock Bath

Jubilee Bridge, Matlock BathJubilee Bridge, Matlock Bath
Nikon FE, Nikkor 50mm f/2 Ai – 1/60s, f8, – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:50, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another image from my recent wander around Matlock Bath in June.

“In 1887 an iron bridge of 85 feet span was constructed, at a cost of £230, connecting the promenade with Lovers’ Walk, and at the same time the Promenade was laid out at a cost of £700” (an extract from Kelly’s Directory of Derbyshire, 1908).

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

Single frame… Heights of Abraham cable cars, June 2022

Heights of Abraham cable cars, June 2022Heights of Abraham cable cars, June 2022
Nikon FE, Nikkor 28mm f/3.5 Ai – 1/180s, f8, – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:50, 9 mins at 20°c.

An image from a wander around Matlock Bath in June. The 1864ft long gondola lift links the spa town Matlock Bath with the Heights of Abraham, a hilltop park on top of Masson Hill.

The heights are named after a supposed resemblance to the Plains of Abraham, also known as the Heights of Abraham, in Quebec, Canada, where James Wolfe died in battle.

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

Square Saturday… Peace Pocket, May 2022

Peace Pocket, May 2022Peace Pocket, May 2022
Mamiya C330, Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 – 1/8s, f11, – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

A few days ago a conversation with friends turned to ‘self-care’ and the sort of things we did that helped our mental health… Quite simply the above image sums up the thing I do most often… take a stroll in woodland with a camera and some black & white film.

Works every time.

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… Crich Tramway Village, April 2021

Crich Tramway Village, April 2021Crich Tramway Village, April 2021
Minolta X-700, MD ROKKOR-X 45mm f/2, 1/250s, f8 – Foma Pan 100 Classic
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:50, 9 mins at 20°c.

Crich Tramway Village is only a few miles from here and it’s somewhere I really should visit more often… This pic of Leeds City Tramways No.399 was actually taken on Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day last year, at the same time as the one posted here.

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… In Memory of Edward Anthony Attwood

In Memory of Edward Anthony AttwoodIn Memory of Edward Anthony Attwood
Minolta X-700, MC W.ROKKOR 28mm f/2.8, 1/125s, f8 – Foma Pan 100 Classic
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:50, 9 mins at 20°c.

An image from one of my current favourite cameras, the Minolta X-700…

I’d love to know how a man born in Odessa in the Ukraine in 1823 (then part of Imperial Russia) ended up buried in the small Derbyshire village of Pentrich (best known for the Pentrich Revolution of 1817).

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.

Square Saturday… Crich Tramway Village, WPPD 2021

Crich Tramway Village, WPPD 2021Crich Tramway Village, WPPD 2021
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 66s, f167 – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 4 mins at 20°c.

Yet another image from the fantastic Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole camera and one of a number I shot on Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2021.

Crich Tramway Village occupies a former limestone quarry at Crich in Derbyshire and is home to more than 60 preserved tramcars.

Visible above is former Blackpool Corporation Tramways single-deck ‘toast-rack’ tramcar No.236 which became a permanent member of the fleet at Crich in 2012 and has since covered over 10,000 miles there!

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.

Monochrome Monday… Belper Mill and The Triangle, March 2021

Belper Mill and The Triangle, March 2021Belper Mill and The Triangle, March 2021
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 90s, f167 – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 4 mins at 20°c.

Another image of Belper East Mill, this time with ‘The Triangle’ in the foreground.

‘The Triangle’ was created c.1900 when a number of houses were demolished to improve the road juction here. It was used as the turning circle for the Derby-Belper bus from the end of the First World War until the 1970s.

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.

Square Saturday… Belper Mill and the River Derwent

Belper Mill and the River Derwent, March 2021Belper Mill and the River Derwent, March 2021
Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole + ND8 filter, 201s, f167 – Foma Pan 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 4 mins at 20°c.

Another image from the fantastic Ondu 6×6 Pocket Pinhole camera…

The seven-storey Belper East Mill dates from 1912 and as a child (not quite as far back as 1912!) I got to explore most of it thanks to my Dad being assistant general manager there.

The Horseshoe Weir (built c.1797) was built to enable the River Derwent to power the older West Mill and replaced a much simpler structure located slightly further upstream.

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.