Throwback Thursday… Amusements, Sheringham

Amusements, SheringhamAmusements, Sheringham
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 52mm, 1/50s, f5, ISO 3200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Four years ago it was the seaside town of Sheringham in Norfolk.

I can’t remember where we were staying but this image was definitely taken whilst wandering to or from the pub (probably the Windham Arms… they serve an excellent pint!)

Throwback Thursday… Bridlington

Bridlington, March 2017Bridlington, March 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 41mm, 1/1000s, f8, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was the seaside town of Bridlington in Yorkshire.

It’s a town I never get bored with visiting and I’m hoping to visit again in June for Race the Waves ’22

Bridlington Harbour, March 2017Bridlington Harbour, March 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 52mm, 1/250s, f8, ISO 400

Throwback Thursday… Quai du Maréchal Joffre, Cosne-sur-Loire, January 2017

Quai du Maréchal Joffre, Cosne-sur-Loire, January 2017Quai du Maréchal Joffre, Cosne-sur-Loire, January 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 29mm – 1/9s, f4.3, ISO 3200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was the daylight fading and reflecting the last of its colour in the River Loire.

The anchor is part of a display commemorating the former ship-building industry in the area around Cosne-sur-Loire in the Nièvre department of central France.

On St Andrew’s Day… The Kelpies, November 2018

Wishing my friends and readers north of the border a safe and happy St Andrew’s Day 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 I’ll be having a wee dram on your behalf tonight…

The Kelpies, November 2018The Kelpies, November 2018
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 28mm, 4.5s, f11, ISO 400

Love them or loathe them, the The Kelpies (designed by sculptor Andy Scott) have quickly become Scottish icons since their opening to the public in April 2014.

Throwback Thursday… The Portway, July 2018

The Portway, July 2018The Portway, July 2018
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 66mm – 1/80s, f/8, ISO 2000

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Three years ago it was North Lane near Belper in Derbyshire, part of an ancient route known as ‘The Portway’ that was used by the Romans to transport lead from mines in north Derbyshire to the fort at Derventio Coritanorum (now the Little Chester area of Derby).

From the (digital) archive… Tees Transporter Bridge

Tees Transporter Bridge-20170911dTees Transporter Bridge
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…

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 2021

Apple blossomApple blossom
Fujifilm X-T1, thingyfy 11mm Pinhole Pro S + 16mm extension tube, 3.5s, f193, ISO 200

Today is Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day and all being well I’ll be out and about somewhere with my ONDU 6×6 Pocket pinhole camera.

This image was captured yesterday, using a thingyfy Pinhole Pro S ‘lens’ mounted on my Fujifilm X-T1 via a Fujifilm MCEX-16 extension tube giving (if my calculations are correct) a 27mm focal length with an aperture of f193.

It was also the first time I’ve used a Wimberley Plamp, a very useful bit of kit…

Single frame… A Happy New Year to you all… (hopefully…)

Frosty tree, the Nièvre-20170101Frosty tree, the Nièvre, New Year’s Day 2017
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 78mm, 1/70s, f8, ISO 400

Here’s hoping that 2021 is kinder to us all than 2020 has been…

A pic from the digital archives today, shot on New Years’s Day 2017 in the Nièvre in central France.

I really must learn to identify trees, I know a silver birch when I see one but that’s about it!

Throwback Thursday… St Monans Kirk, October 2018

St Monans Kirk, October 2018St Monans Kirk, October 2018
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 26mm – 45 seconds, f/11 ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Two years ago it was the picturesque Fife village of St Monans. Yes, I did photograph the ‘zig-zag pier’ but I also photographed the Kirk (Church) which dates from 1369 and is widely regarded to be the closest to the sea in the whole of Scotland!

If memory serves a Formatt-Hitech Firecrest 10-stop neutral density (ND) filter was used to give the 45 second exposure time and a 2-stop hard edge ND graduated filter was also used to reduce the brightness of the sky.