Monochrome Monday… Shadows, Pennytown Ponds

Shadows, Pennytown PondsShadows, Pennytown Ponds
Nikon F3HP, NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 Ai-S, 1/125s, f8 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

It took me a while to remember where this pic was taken and even now I’m not 100% certain!

The area known locally as Pennytown has now mostly been swallowed up by the Derbyshire village of Somercotes and surrounding industrial estates but the ponds remain as a Local Nature Reserve.

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… Rottingdean, July 2020

Rottingdean, July 2020Rottingdean, July 2020
Nikon F3HP, NIKKOR 35mm f/2 Ai-S + O56 orange filter, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

Another image from the roll of film that had escaped the developing queue somehow… from our one trip south to visit the Godsons last year.

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… Barcoded path

Barcoded pathBarcoded path
Nikon F3HP, NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 Ai-S, 1/125s, f11 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

Another image from the roll of Ilford Delta 400 that had escaped the developing queue…

This pathway is a couple of hundred yards from our house and a brilliant place for collecting pine cones!

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… Undercliffe Walk, Saltdean

Undercliffe Walk, SaltdeanUndercliffe Walk, Saltdean, July 2020
Nikon F3HP, NIKKOR 35mm f/2 Ai-S + O56 orange filter, 1/125s, f11 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

An image from a roll of film that had escaped the developing queue somehow… from our one trip south to visit the Godsons last year.

The Undercliffe Walk at Saltdean, east of Brighton, is a very pleasant spot for a Sunday morning stroll even if I did make life more difficult for myself by making the already heavy Nikon F3HP even heavier with the MD-4 motordrive I’d picked up the day before from Park Cameras in Burgess Hill!

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… Bicycles, Trinity Street, Cambridge

Bicycles, Trinity Street, CambridgeBicycles, Trinity Street, Cambridge
Contax G1 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional

Today I’m trying out the excellent Negative Lab Pro plugin for Lightroom with on scans made with my Epson Perfection 4870 Photo flatbed scanner… So far things are looking pretty good!

Following advice on the Negative Lab Pro forum I’m scanning my black & white negatives as 48-bit colour positives (with all sharpening/correction/restoration options turned off). Next thing is to try a few colour negatives!

The above image was taken (I think) the day after a friend’s wedding in October 1999 (Hi Marie! Hi Andy!) during a brief wander around the university city of Cambridge.

Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… On this day…

Palladian-style banqueting house, Studley Royal Water GardenPalladian-style banqueting house, Studley Royal Water Garden
Nikon F-801s – Ilford Delta 400 Professional
Developed in Fotospeed FD30 at 1:9, 5 mins at 20°c.

I’m taking advantage of the current spell of poor weather to tidy up my negative folders (so far I’m up to 145 rolls labelled and filed…)

The sheet these images are from is one of a very small number with any details attached and by coincidence they date from a visit to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden 23 years ago today!

The Cellarium, Fountains AbbeyThe Cellarium, Fountains Abbey
Nikon F-801s – Ilford Delta 400 Professional
Developed in Fotospeed FD30 at 1:9, 5 mins at 20°c.

Illumination, The Cellarium, Fountains AbbeyIllumination, The Cellarium, Fountains Abbey
Nikon F-801s – Ilford Delta 400 Professional
Developed in Fotospeed FD30 at 1:9, 5 mins at 20°c.

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.