Monochrome Monday… Goods Wagon, Kingdom of Fife Railway

Goods Wagon, Kingdom of Fife RailwayGoods Wagon, Kingdom of Fife Railway
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/60s, f5.6 – Ilford Delta 100

A shot from last year’s trip to Scotland… this four-plank wagon awaits its turn in the restoration queue at the Fife Heritage Railway. Not much is known about the wagon’s history but it was donated by Tullis Russell whose paper mill at nearby Markinch closed in 2015 with the loss of more than 350 jobs.

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

Monochrome Monday… Lower Largo, Fife (again!)

Lower Largo, October 2017Lower Largo, October 2017
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/125s, f8 – Ilford Delta 100

Not long now until I’m off to this wonderful place again… Lower Largo on the Fife coast. Which cameras to take this time?

The viaduct in the background once carried the Fife Coast Railway that ran from Thornton Junction in the west to St Andrews in the north. The line closed to passengers in September 1965 and completely in December 1966.

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Monochrome Monday… St Andrews, Fife

St Andrews, October 2017St Andrews, October 2017
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S – 1/500s, f8, – Ilford HP5+ rated at ISO 320

Another shot from October’s holiday in Fife… this time from the “home of golf”.

This scene caught my eye when I glanced over my shoulder during a stroll along the East Scores from the Cathedral to the Castle.

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

Monochrome Monday… The Kelpies

The Kelpies, October 2017The Kelpies, October 2017
Nikon F3HP, Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 – 1/125s, f4, +1EV – Ilford Delta 100

Back in October I posted a few digital shots from a fantastic holiday in Lower Largo on the Fife coast in Scotland. I also shot a few rolls of film that week and got some of the results back from the lab a few days ago.

The Kelpies stand 30 metres high, next to an extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal in The Helix, a new parkland project in Falkirk.

Completed in 2013, the sculptures were designed by sculptor Andy Scott and are still a magnificent sight on the greyest and dampest of days. The Nikkor 20mm lens allowed me to get both Kelpies in shot from a very close range but I had a heck of a job keeping raindrops off the front of the lens!

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Monochrome Monday… Lower Largo, Fife

Drummochy Road, Lower Largo, FifeDrummochy Road, Lower Largo, Fife
Nikon F3HP, Nikon Series E 75~150mm f/3.5 at 75mm – 1/500s, f8, +1EV – Ilford Delta 100

Back in October I posted a few digital shots from a fantastic holiday in Lower Largo on the Fife coast in Scotland. I also shot a few rolls of film that week and got some of the results back from the lab a few days ago.

Drummochy Road leads down to the harbour from the west and crosses Keil Burn on a narrow bridge just out of shot to the right. The viaduct in the background once carried the Fife Coast Railway that ran from Thornton Junction in the west to St Andrews in the north. The line closed to passengers in September 1965 and completely in December 1966.

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