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.

Wordless Wednesday… Tracks

TracksTracks
Nikon F-301, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/250s, f13 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 10½ mins at 20°c.

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… Bungay Street, Sheffield

Bungay Street, SheffieldBungay Street, Sheffield
Nikon FE2, NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8P, 1/250s, f8 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 10½ mins at 20°c.

Bungay Street in Sheffield, photographed on a brisk morning a couple of weeks ago… it’s hard to imagine now but until the 1960s there were terraced houses running up both sides.

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… Diagonals

DiagonalsDiagonals
Nikon FE2, NIKKOR 45mm f/2.8P, 1/250s, f8 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

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… Jitty, Belper

Jitty, BelperJitty, Belper
Canon EOS 30, EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, 1/60s, f11 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 400
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

This jitty/gennel/ginnel/snicket/twitchel (select the applicable name for your local area…) has featured previously featured here (and no doubt will do so again…)

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.