Monochrome Monday… Fishing Boat, Gourdon (again)

Fishing Boat, GourdonFishing Boat, Gourdon
Nikon F3HP, Zoom-NIKKOR 35-70mm f/3.5 Ai-S + Y48 yellow filter, 1/125s, f8 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

Another image from Gourdon in Scotland… this time on 35mm film.

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… Beside Gordale Beck, 2000

Beside Gordale Beck, 2000Beside Gordale Beck, 2000
Ilford Delta 400 Professional

An image from the archives today (but only recently digitised).

I’m reasonably certain this was taken during an early morning walk from the village of Malham in the Yorkshire Dales to Janet’s Foss, I’m slightly less certain that it was taken on Wifey’s 40th birthday.

As is often the case I’ve no idea of camera, lens, exposure, development…

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.

Monochrome Monday… Antlers, Edinburgh

Antlers, EdinburghAntlers, Edinburgh
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.

An image from last October’s holiday to Scotland… If memory serves these antlers were in the window of The Cellar Door restaurant in Edinburgh.

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… Heanor Grammar School

Heanor Grammar SchoolHeanor Grammar School
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 45mm f/2.8P, 1/90s, f8 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

Apparently the Grade-II listed former Grammar School buildings have been ‘saved’ and are to become a ‘mixed-use development site’ (whatever one of those is…)

We wait with baited breath…

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… Motor Rail Ltd Bedford England

Motor Rail Ltd Bedford EnglandMotor Rail Ltd Bedford England
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/60s, f8 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

An image from the Golden Valley Light Railway (GVLR), a narrow gauge line only a mile or so from here.

Motor Rail Ltd (or the Motor Rail & Tramcar Co Ltd) built many narrow and standard gauge locomotives powered by either diesel or petrol engines at their works at Bedford… The company also used the trade name ‘Simplex’ and parts from at least two (unidentified) locomotives are visible 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… Musée d’Orsay, September 2000

Musée d'Orsay, September 2000Musée d’Orsay, September 2000
Nikon F90X Pro, Sigma 28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 DL Macro – Ilford Delta 400 rated at ISO 320

Yet another image from my honeymoon in Paris way back in September 2000.

The Musée d’Orsay is housed inside the former Compagnie du chemin de fer de Paris à Orléans (PO) railway station on the left bank of the River Seine and I seem to remember visiting it was the only ‘touristy’ thing we did all week!

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.

Monochrome Monday… Pulley wheel

PulleyPulley wheel
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/125s, f8 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

I’m back! Yes, after a two-week COVID enforced hiatus ‘Freelance Wastrel’ is back!

This pulley wheel is attached to the stonework of Scarborough Bridge in York. I assume it’s a remnant of the semaphore signalling system that once controlled train movements over the bridge. (I should point out that the railway line is paralleled by a footpath across the bridge and I wasn’t trespassing.)

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… Metro sign, Paris

Metro sign, ParisMetro sign, Paris
Nikon F90X Pro, Sigma 28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 DL Macro – Ilford Delta 400 rated at ISO 320

The more I play with the Negative Lab Pro plugin for Lightroom the more impressed I am with it… the results from DSLR digitisation are far better than those from either my flatbed or film scanners.

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.