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.

Monochrome Monday… ‘F’ in focus

'F' in focus‘F’ in focus
Olympus OM-2 SPOT/PROGRAM, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8, 1/800s, f4 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

A little detail from a recently spotted (and slightly oddly named) Ford Econoline 250 Chateau van. I can’t imagine any vehicle fitted with a 4.9L (302 cu in) V8 engine being in any way ‘Econo’.

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… Engrossed, Berwick-upon-Tweed, August 2021

Engrossed, Berwick-upon-Tweed, August 2021Engrossed, Berwick-upon-Tweed, August 2021
Olympus OM-2 SPOT/PROGRAM, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8, 1/640s, f4 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

Another pic from a recent trip to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

I’m slowly gaining confidence when it comes to street/candid photography and now I’m getting out and about a bit more it’s something I intend doing more of…

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… Berwick-upon-Tweed on Ilford HP5 Plus

Under the stairs, Berwick-upon-TweedUnder the stairs, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Olympus OM-2 SPOT/PROGRAM, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8, 1/60s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

I can’t remember who on Twitter suggested rating Ilford HP5 Plus at ISO 200 but I thought I’d give it a try during a recent trip to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Late 18th century townhouse, Berwick-upon-TweedLate 18th century townhouse, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Olympus OM-2 SPOT/PROGRAM, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8, 1/125s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 200
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 7 mins at 20°c.

First impressions are favourable, good tonal range and the grain looks finer too… contrast is reduced but that’s easy enough to fix in Lightroom (or a darkroom).

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… Tree stump, Tarn Hows, April 1998

Tree stump, Tarn Hows, April 1998Tree stump, Tarn Hows, April 1998
Contax G1, Carl Zeiss 45mm f/2 Planar T* – Ilford HP5 Plus.
Developed in Fotospeed FD30 at 1:9, 6 mins at 20°c.

I’m digitising some of my older negatives as they crop up during my current bout of sorting and filing…

This image is from a trip to the Lake District National Park my wife and I took at Easter 1998. If memory serves, the day before this (when I was wandering around in shorts and a t-shirt) we’d been treated to biting winds and snow flurries!

The Contax G1 is one of the few cameras I truly regret parting with…

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.