Throwback Thursday… Gateway, Coniston, September 2018

Gateway, Coniston, September 2018Gateway, Coniston, September 2018
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI-S – 1/60s, f5.6, – Kentmere 400 rated at ISO 320

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Last year I was accompanying a pal of mine (Hi Mark!) on his annual pilgrimage from Derbyshire to the Lake District to climb a hill in memory of his father. I didn’t join him on his climb up the 2,634 feet high Old Man of Coniston but did have a gentle stroll down the old Furness Railway line towards Torver and this shot was taken just before I took a detour off the path for a pint in The Sun Inn.

Today we’re off to the Lakes again, Mark’s got his Kendal Mint Cake and I’ve got my camera…

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Monochrome Monday… Coniston Fells

Coniston FellsConiston Fells
Nikon F3HP, Nikon Series E 75-150mm f/3.5 at 150mm – 1/250s, f8, – Kentmere 400 rated at ISO 320

Last year I accompanied a pal of mine on his annual pilgrimage from Derbyshire to the Lake District to climb a hill in memory of his father. I didn’t climb the hill with him but spent my day taking photos in and around the village of Coniston.

This is definitely my favourite image from the roll of Kentmere 400 film that I shot with my trusty Nikon F3HP that day…

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Monochrome Monday… Rolls Royce Merlin X aero engine

Rolls Royce Merlin X aero engineRolls Royce Merlin X aero engine
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 35mm f/2 – 1/125s, f11, – Kentmere 400 rated at ISO 320

A Rolls Royce Merlin X aero engine on display at The Ruskin Museum in Coniston. The engine was one of four fitted to Handley Page Halifax V bomber, LL505 ‘FD-S’ of the Royal Air Force’s 1659 Heavy Conversion unit (HCU) that crashed on Great Carrs between Coniston and Little Langdale during a navigational exercise on 22 October 1944. All eight members of the crew were killed in the crash.

The engine is one of two recovered by the RAF in 1997, the other is in the Pathfinder Museum at RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire.

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Single frame… I had one but…

I had one but…I had one but…
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 35mm f/2 AI-S – 1/125s, f8, – Kentmere 400 rated at ISO 320

The wheel fell off…

This seemingly abandoned wheel (on the outskirts of Coniston in Cumbria) reminded me of the old saying ‘I had one but the wheel(s) fell off’ (a once common retort, used when you don’t understand what someone is saying, often about something technical.)

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Monochrome Monday… Pit Wheel

Pit Wheel, February 2018Pit Wheel, February 2018.
Canon Sure Shot Sleek, – Kentmere 400

A pit (colliery) wheel memorial at the gates of the Midland Railway-Butterley site at Swanwick Junction displayed ‘in remembrance of the miners of the highedge district who gave of their lives in local pits and those of their comrades who for nine hundred years worked in darkness and danger to help turn the wheels of industry.’

Another shot from my first roll of Kentmere 400 film, one of three that was a Christmas present from my wife, the Canon Sure Shot Sleek was yet another charity shop find.

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

Single frame… Canal Cottage

Canal Cottage, February 2018Canal Cottage, February 2018
Canon Sure Shot Sleek, – Kentmere 400

This cottage stands beside the Cromford Canal in Derbyshire, at the point where the ‘Nightingale Arm’ meets the main canal. Built by Florence Nightingale’s uncle the arm served a lead smelter at the village of Lea Bridge. Known as ‘Aqueduct Cottage’ (due to the proximity of the Leawood Aqueduct over the River Derwent) it was originally home to the Nightingale Arm’s lengthsman (the worker responsible for the maintenance and repair of a section of canal).

Another shot from my first roll of Kentmere 400 film, one of three that was a Christmas present from my wife, the Canon Sure Shot Sleek was yet another charity shop find.

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

Monochrome Monday… Tin Tabernacle, February 2018

Tin Tabernacle, February 2018Tin Tabernacle, February 2018
Canon Sure Shot Sleek, – Kentmere 400

A shot from my first roll of Kentmere 400 film, one of three that was a Christmas present from my wife, the Canon Sure Shot Sleek was yet another charity shop find.

St Saviour’s Church dates from 1898 and was originally built with support from the Midland Railway in Westhouses, Derbyshire, a village that grew up around the company’s locomotive shed there.

Now relocated to Swanwick Junction station at the Midland Railway-Butterley in Derbyshire, the ‘Tin Tabernacle’ is now used for various events including the occasional wedding blessing.

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