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probably Andrew Barclay Sons & Co Ltd 0-4-0DM No.2 (works no.416 of 1957) that was preserved at Butterley after it was withdrawn from use at Castle Donington Power Station.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

Single frame… ‘Red Mist’

Red Mist, Glasgow, April 2019Red Mist, Glasgow, April 2019
Nikon F-801s, AF Nikkor 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5 at 35mm, 1/1000s, f5.6, Fuji Superia X-TRA 400 rated at ISO 200

A stunning custom Harley-Davidson gleams in the sun at West Coast Harley in Glasgow during an event on 20 April 2019. Its owner had ridden it up from Merseyside… not something I’d fancy doing with that rigid frame (having no rear suspension).

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

Monochrome Monday… Southwell Minster on Ilford SFX 200

Southwell Minster, October 1997Southwell Minster, October 1997
Nikon F-801s, Vivitar 19mm f/3.8 + red filter, – Ilford SFX 200
Developed in Ilfosol S at 1:9, 9½ mins at 20°c.

Something from the archives today…

Another shot on a film that I really should shoot again, Ilford SFX 200.

Southwell Minster is a striking building, easily dominating the small Nottinghamshire town of Southwell and in spite of only being 25 miles from my home I haven’t been back since 1997! Time to place a film order with Analogue Wonderland and plan a day out I think!

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

Monochrome Monday… Salt Division X767

Salt Division X767, February 1998Salt Division X767, February 1998
Nikon F-801s, AF Nikkor 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5 – Kodak T-Max P3200

Another Kodak T-max P3200 image from 1998 and another condemned railway wagon…

Back to ‘normal’ today after a fantastic break in Scotland last week. Although I mainly shot digital whilst away I did also manage to get shoot some film, including my first roll of 120 in years!