Monochrome Monday… 1794

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Nikon FA, NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford Hp5 Plus
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

The Grade II* listed St Mary’s Bridge in Derby has featured here before… and given my fondness for a pint (or two) at the Furnace Inn just a few yards away, it will no doubt do so again!

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… The Church of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

The Church of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, NorthamptonshireThe Church of St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire
Camera, lens and exposure details unrecorded – Ilford HP5 Plus

I’ve mentioned before the complete disarray a lot of my negatives are in and this image is a prime example!

A sheet of negatives turned up yesterday (whilst I was looking for something else) and after much head-scratching I worked out that this pic was of The Church of St Mary and All Saints in Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire and was taken in August… 1998!

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… Wooden fence

Wooden fenceWooden fence
Nikon F-601, AF NIKKOR 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 at 50mm, 1/250s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another image from the first roll of film through my (fully working 🤞) Nikon F-601.

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… Nissen easy does it…

Nissen easy does itNissen easy does it…
Nikon F-601, AF NIKKOR 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 at 50mm, 1/60s, f3.8 – Ilford HP5 Plus
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

I did eventually track down a working Nikon F-601 (after the last one I bought expired after less than one roll…) and this image is from the first film put through it.

This Nissen hut (or at the least the remains of it) stands beside the the High Peak Trail near Cromford in Derbyshire… A lovely place to have a wander with a camera (or two).

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… Chester Green Road, Derby

Chester Green Road, DerbyChester Green Road, Derby
Nikon FA, NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another image from my recent stroll around Chester Green in Derby.

It took me a moment or two to work out why this simple view of a city street appealed to me quite so much… No cars!

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.

Single frame… Handyside Bridge, Chester Green

Handyside Bridge, Chester GreenHandyside Bridge, Chester Green
Nikon FA, NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

Last Friday I had a gentle stroll around Chester Green in Derby and crossed the River Derwent on this bridge.

Known as ‘Handyside Bridge’ it originally carried the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Extension of the Great Northern Railway and was built in 1878 by local engineers Andrew Handyside and Company.

The riveted wrought iron structure saw its last train in May 1968 (when the Derbyshire and Staffordshire Extension closed) and was converted to a footbridge in 1976.

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… Hook

HookHook
Olympus OM-2 SPOT/PROGRAM, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8, 1/400s, f11 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

This hook is one of a number of features retained by a local building that used to be a pub called ‘The Generous Briton’. I’m assuming it was used to lower barrels into the cellar.

The pub closed years ago but the building also has (a very faded) sign and a skittle alley in the yard…

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… Revealed, Roker, August 2021

Revealed, Roker, August 2021Revealed, Roker, August 2021
Nikon F3HP, Zoom-NIKKOR 35~70mm f/3.5 at 50mm, 1/125s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

wall tiles lose their grip
and reveal painted letters
advertising chips

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… The Trade Federation arrive at Roker

The Trade Federation arrive at RokerThe Trade Federation arrive at Roker
Nikon F3HP, Zoom-NIKKOR 35~70mm f/3.5 at 35mm, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 9 mins at 20°c.

‘The Trade Federation arrive at Roker’ is a slightly obscure Star Wars reference but it was the first thing I thought when this scene presented itself…

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.