Monochrome Monday… On this day…

Palladian-style banqueting house, Studley Royal Water GardenPalladian-style banqueting house, Studley Royal Water Garden
Nikon F-801s – Ilford Delta 400 Professional
Developed in Fotospeed FD30 at 1:9, 5 mins at 20°c.

I’m taking advantage of the current spell of poor weather to tidy up my negative folders (so far I’m up to 145 rolls labelled and filed…)

The sheet these images are from is one of a very small number with any details attached and by coincidence they date from a visit to Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden 23 years ago today!

The Cellarium, Fountains AbbeyThe Cellarium, Fountains Abbey
Nikon F-801s – Ilford Delta 400 Professional
Developed in Fotospeed FD30 at 1:9, 5 mins at 20°c.

Illumination, The Cellarium, Fountains AbbeyIllumination, The Cellarium, Fountains Abbey
Nikon F-801s – Ilford Delta 400 Professional
Developed in Fotospeed FD30 at 1:9, 5 mins at 20°c.

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.

Monochrome Monday… Howe Lane Crossing

Howe Lane CrossingHowe Lane Crossing
Nikon F-801s, AF NIKKOR 35-70mm f/3.3-4.5 at 50mm, 1/60s, f8; – Kentmere Pan 100
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 10½ mins at 20°c.

Railways and shadows… two things guaranteed to attract my lens! 😁

Howe Lane Crossing in Goxhill is on the railway line that runs from Barton-upon-Humber to Cleethorpes in Lincolnshire and with only one one train every two hours it definitely isn’t the busiest crossing in the country!

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.

Monochrome Monday… Bench shadow, Leith, August 2019

Bench shadow, Leith, August 2019Bench shadow, Leith, August 2019
Nikon F-801s, AF Nikkor 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5 at 50mm, 1/125s, f11, Lomography Lady Grey rated at ISO 320

Another image from August’s madcap day trip to Leith… This shadow caught my eye during a wander along the Shore of Leith towards the end of the day (and just before stopping for a couple of beers at the Granary).

Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Residents Parking Only, Leith

Residents Parking Only, LeithResidents Parking Only, Leith
Nikon F-801s, AF Nikkor 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5 at 50mm, 1/125s, f5.6, Lomography Lady Grey rated at ISO 320

Another image from a trip to Portobello and Leith in August.

I love how the shadow falls in this alley off Bernard Street in Leith. The double yellow lines seem like overkill in an alley barely wide enough for a car!

Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Dalton For Scrap, Leith

Dalton For Scrap, LeithDalton For Scrap, Leith
Nikon F-801s, AF Nikkor 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5 at 24mm, 1/500s, f8, Lomography Lady Grey rated at ISO 320

My partner in crime on most of my photographic jaunts these days (Hi Rachel!) can often predict what I’ll excitedly photograph on our outings… This scrapyard sign in Leith was one such item… Scrap yard? Check! Rusty barbed wire? Check! Something that’s seen better days? Check!

I must point out here that the Port of Leith is a lovely place to visit, we spent a fantastic day there this summer just wandering about, snapping away and drinking beer… There was indeed ‘Sunshine on Leith’.

Scan by Ag Photo Lab with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Monochrome Monday… Midland Railway-Butterley on Paterson Acupan

'Devious' Diesel‘Devious’ Diesel
Nikon F-801s, AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 – 1/4000s, f8, – Paterson Acupan 800 rated at ISO 1600

A couple of images from a sheet of negatives that turned up while I was looking for something else yesterday…

For a while in the late 1990s Paterson Photographic sold their own brand of film with both ISO 200 and 800 emulsions being available.

Pushing the ISO 800 film one stop really accentuated the grain but I love the effect on these images, taken at my local heritage railway, the Midland Railway-Butterley.

‘Devious’ Diesel is a character in the Thomas the Tank Engine books (I’ve probably still got my childhood copy of ‘Duck and the Diesel Engine’ squirrelled away somewhere…) and the fibreglass face is being worn here by British Railways class 08 diesel shunter 08590 (built in 1959 at Crewe).

The other diesel loco in these images is probably Andrew Barclay Sons & Co Ltd 0-4-0DM No.2 (works no.416 of 1957) that was preserved at Butterley after it was withdrawn from use at Castle Donington Power Station.

Water craneWater crane
Nikon F-801s, AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 – 1/4000s, f8, – Paterson Acupan 800 rated at ISO 1600

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

Monochrome Monday… Lone tree, North Yorkshire

Lone tree, North Yorkshire-19970917aLone tree, North Yorkshire
Nikon F-801s, Tokina 20-35mm f/3.3-4.5 – Kodak T-Max P3200

This lone tree featured on the blog in April 2018 in an image dating from 1999. Today’s images were taken during my first visit to Malham two years prior to that in September 1997.

The few notes I took at the time don’t mention it but I vaguely remember using a red filter on the (borrowed) Tokina 20-35mm lens. I also remember repeatedly dislodging the lens hood so quite a few of the images shot with this lens suffer from uneven vignetting…

Lone tree, North Yorkshire-19970917bLone tree, North Yorkshire
Nikon F-801s, Tokina 20-35mm f/3.3-4.5 – Kodak T-Max P3200

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