Square Saturday… Motor Rail diesel locomotives, October 2019

Motor Rail diesel locomotives, October 2019Motor Rail diesel locomotives, October 2019
Yashica Mat 124G – 1/125s, f11 – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100

Another shot from my first roll of film through the Yashica Mat 124G that I had repaired by Miles Whitehead of MW Camera Repairs last year.

These two Motor Rail diesel locomotives at the Midland Railway-Butterley have definitely seen better days since finishing work at ICI’s Smalldale Quarry in the Peak District.

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

Square Saturday… Hudswell Clarke & Co Ltd 0-6-0DM ALBERT

Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0DM ALBERTHudswell Clarke & Co Ltd 0-6-0DM ALBERT
Yashica Mat 124G – 1/250s, f8 – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100

This is from a test roll of Ilford FP4 Plus shot in a recently repaired Yashica Mat 124G. The scans seem a bit ‘flat’ but I’ve not yet looked at the negatives as they’re still in the post.

It’s a beautiful camera and thanks to Miles Whitehead of MW Camera Repairs I can start using it again!

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

Monochrome Monday… Birmingham reflection, December 2017

Birmingham reflection, December 2017Birmingham reflection, December 2017
Nikon FM, Nikkor 50mm f/2 – 1/60s, f5.6, – Ilford FP4+

Another image from the roll I shot in December for Emulsive’s FP4 Party but that didn’t return from the lab in time for post week.

I was changing trains (and stations) in Birmingham, on my way to December’s Beer & Cameras event in Worcester and spotted the Odeon and the iconic Rotunda building mirrored in the reflective surface cladding the Grand Central shopping centre that sits atop New Street railway station.

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

Monochrome Monday… The old Post Office, Ilkeston

The old Post Office, Ilkeston.The old Post Office, Ilkeston
Minolta Dynax 505si Super, Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 – 1/45s, f4, – Ilford FP4+ rated at ISO 200

I have a fondness for what are known as ‘Ghost’ signs… that is to say old painted, carved or tiled signs advertising long defunct businesses and I photograph them whenever possible.

Hogarths Gin Palace now occupies the building that this particular sign adorns, while the Post Office resides in a tiny, nondescript location closer to the centre of town.

This is an image from the roll of film I shot for January’s Emulsive FP4 Party.

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

Monochrome Monday… Don’t cross

Dont crossDont cross, December 2017
Nikon FM, Nikkor 50mm f/2 – 1/500s, f2, – Ilford FP4+

Another image from the roll I shot in December for Emulsive’s FP4 Party. The lights took an age to change (and I’m far too infirm these days to scamper across a busy road without the benefit of an ‘official’ crossing point) so I thought I’d take a pic or two while I waited…

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