Monochrome Monday… Porters Bridge, Trent & Mersey Canal

Porters Bridge, Trent & Mersey CanalPorters Bridge, Trent & Mersey Canal
Fujica GW690 – 1/125s, f5.6½, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800

The Grade II listed Porters Bridge over the Trent & Mersey Canal at Shardlow in Derbyshire, photographed on a cold and damp Photography Friday in January this year…

Another shot from the Fujica GW 690 camera that I’ve got on loan…

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

Single frame… Knife Angel, Coventry

Knife Angel, CoventryKnife Angel, Coventry
Fujica GW690 – 1/500s, f11, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional

One more image from my recent visit to Coventry to see the National Monument Against Violence and Aggression, more commonly known as the ‘Knife Angel’.

Yet another shot from the Fujica GW 690 camera that I’ve got on loan…

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

Single frame… Mulled Wine and Mulled Cider

Mulled Wine and Mulled Cider, York, December 2018Mulled Wine and Mulled Cider, York, December 2018
Fujica GW690 – 1/30s, f4, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 3200

I received five rolls of film back from the lab yesterday, all shot with the gorgeous Fujica GW690 that I’ve got on loan…

I’ve never pushed Ilford Delta 400 before and only did so here to try and bag a few shots of York after dark while wobbling my way from ‘The Last Drop’ to the railway station.

I’m absolutely loving the results from this camera… I’m quite taken with the pushed Delta 400 too!

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Carr Wood on the Fujica GW690

Carr Wood, December 2018Carr Wood, December 2018
Fujica GW690 – 1/125s, f8, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800

Another shot from the first roll through a borrowed Fujica GW690.

Carr Wood has featured on here before (a few times in fact), it may only be a tiny patch of woodland but it’s always a pleasant place for a stroll with a camera…

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Single frame… Bench in the wood, December 2018

Bench in the wood, December 2018Bench in the wood, December 2018
Fujica GW690 – 1/125s, f8, – Ilford Delta 400 Professional rated at ISO 800

A couple of weeks ago a friend was kind enough to lend me one of his cameras (thanks James!), a Fujica GW690, a fixed-lens rangefinder giving eight 6×9 images on 120 roll film.

So far I’ve managed to shoot a couple of rolls with it and following a delivery from Analogue Wonderland I’m now ready to shoot a few more!

Scan by AgLab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

A few (more) frames from… Paris

On the Nikon F90X Pro…

As I was scanning the negatives for my last ‘A few frames from…’ post it dawned on me that most of my honeymoon images have never been more than contact printed! One thing is for certain, it’s far easier to showcase photos in the internet age than it was 17 years ago…

So here are a few more…

Metro sign, Paris, September 2000Metro sign, Paris, September 2000
Nikon F90X Pro, Sigma 28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 DL Macro – Ilford Delta 400 rated at ISO 320

I love these art nouveau signs, designed by French architect Hector Guimard. The curved lamp posts are designed to resemble plant stems but to me always look alien, almost as if they’re going to suddenly bow down and bite an unsuspecting tourist!

Papa? c'est Nicole! Paris, September 2000‘Papa? c’est Nicole!’ Paris, September 2000
Nikon F90X Pro, Sigma 28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 DL Macro – Ilford Delta 400 rated at ISO 320

This scene reminded me of the characters created to advertise the Renault Clio car in the UK during the 1990s (search YouTube for the videos) and was taken during one of our many ‘beer in a pavement café’ interludes.

Sacré-Cœur Basilica, September 2000Sacré-Cœur Basilica, September 2000
Nikon F90X Pro, Sigma 28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 DL Macro – Ilford Delta 400 rated at ISO 320

The bust of Gustave Eiffel 1832-1923Gustave Eiffel 1832-1923
Nikon F90X Pro, Sigma 28~200mm f/3.8-5.6 DL Macro – Ilford Delta 400 rated at ISO 320

Scanning these images is bringing back some very happy memories so expect some more in the next few days…