Monochrome Monday… Holy Island, September 1998

Holy Island, September 1998Holy Island, September 1998
Contax G1, Carl Zeiss T* Biogon 28mm f/2.8 – Ilford HP5 Plus

Saturday saw another madcap round trip to Scotland so that my pal Mark could go to a football match, this time in Edinburgh.

The journey gave us good views of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and that reminded me that somewhere I’d got some black & white pics taken there in 1998 (filed away so safely that it’s taken me all afternoon to find them!)

The couple of days I spent on the island were marred by awful weather and the negatives are lacking in contrast, something I could’ve improved upon had I processed the film myself…

Nikon COOLSCAN IV ED scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… ‘Purveyors of High Class Meat’

Purveyors of High Class MeatPurveyors of High Class Meat
Olympus OM-2 Spot/Program, F-Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/125s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 640

A fantastic ‘ghost’ sign, spotted in Belper, Derbyshire in January this year… Although now a kitchen and bathroom showroom I do vaguely remember this building being a butcher’s shop.

Another image from the first roll of film through my Olympus OM-2 Spot/Program.

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

Monochrome Monday… 120 Bridge Street

120 Bridge Street120 Bridge Street
Olympus OM-2 Spot/Program, F-Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/100s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 640

I’ve mentioned before the idea of photographing all the different ways in which house numbers are displayed, ancient and modern, simple or elaborate… maybe it’s time I got on with it?

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

Monochrome Monday… Woodland path, February 2019

Woodland path, February 2019Woodland path, February 2019
Olympus OM-2 Spot/Program, Zuiko Auto-T 100mm f/2.8 – 1/125s, f8½, – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 640

A wander in the woods last week to have a play with a pinhole camera also gave me the chance to finish off a roll of Ilford HP5 Plus that’s been sitting in an Olympus OM-2 Spot/Program since December…

I certainly had more success with the Olympus than with the pinhole camera, the shots from that definitely won’t be appearing on here!

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

Square Saturday… Crail, October 2018

Crail, October 2018Crail, October 2018
Seagull 4A – 1/300s, f11 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 320

Another shot from my charity shop find Seagull 4A twin-lens reflex camera.

Crail is a delightful harbour town on the Fife coast, famous for its fresh shellfish and its annual food festival.

It was very chilly and rather breezy the day I was there, with only a handful of (well wrapped up) tourists braving the elements…

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

Square Saturday… Fife Ness, October 2018

Fife Ness, October 2018Fife Ness, October 2018
Seagull 4A – 1/300s, f8 – Ilford HP5 Plus rated at ISO 320

I received five rolls of film back from the lab today, this image is from a roll of Ilford HP5 Plus shot in a charity shop find Seagull 4A twin-lens reflex camera.

Fife Ness is a headland that forms the most easterly point in Fife, Scotland and consists mainly of a windswept golf course and a light house.

The circular marks in the rocks in the foreground are the remains of a template for a lighthouse that was started in 1813 by the engineer Robert Stevenson. The cut stones for the tower were checked against these marks to ensure they would fit perfectly before being shipped out to the offshore North Carr Reef. Construction ended in 1818 when the almost complete lighthouse was destroyed in a winter storm.

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