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!

Monochrome Monday… Condemned Railway Wagons

Condemned Coal Wagons, February 1998Condemned Railway Wagons, February 1998
Nikon F-801s, AF Nikkor 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5 – Kodak T-Max P3200

I have no idea what possessed me to shoot an ISO 3200 film in daylight (albeit rather dull February daylight…) but I shot a few rolls back in 1998, most of them on a Nikon F-801s that eventually got sold to a pal who continued to use it for ages.

A couple of years ago an identical camera cropped up (at a ridiculously low price) in the local branch of London Camera Exchange when I was Christmas shopping with a friend and I was thrilled to find it in a parcel with my name on under said friend’s tree on December 25th that year!

I still use it…