Throwback Thursday… YH10 Ellie Jane, East Runton, June 2015

YH10 Ellie Jane, East Runton, June 2015YH10 Ellie Jane, East Runton, June 2015
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 18mm, 1/60s, f11, ISO 500

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Four years ago it was the fishing boat ‘Ellie Jane’ at East Runton near Cromer in Norfolk.

Fishing boats here are drawn up onto the beach by a variety of ageing tractors, this one (if memory serves) is a Fordson Power Major and has clearly seen better days!

We spent quite a bit of time at East Runton between 2012 and 2015, trading dog-sitting a friend’s Jack Russell for nights in a static caravan on the cliffs… it’s a lovely spot.

Throwback Thursday… Steam on the North Norfolk Railway

LNER class B12 4-6-0 8572LNER class B12 4-6-0 8572
Nikon D600, AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR at 50mm, 1/160s, f8, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Five years ago it was this beautiful steam locomotive at the North Norfolk Railway (NNR). 8572 is a London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) class B12 4-6-0, built in 1928 by Beyer, Peacock & Co Ltd and withdrawn from British Railways service in 1961.

It arrived at the NNR in 1967 and was finally returned to steam in 1995 after a long and difficult restoration.

I’ve spent many hours photographing heritage railways in general and the North Norfolk in particular and I’m looking forward to more of the same this summer.

I should point out that this image was captured with the aid of a NNR lineside photographic pass.

Throwback Thursday… Cley Windmill, March 2015

Cley Windmill, March 2015Cley Windmill, March 2015
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 33mm, 1/25s, f3.6, ISO 3200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Four years ago it was the windmill at Cley next the Sea in Norfolk.

The light was fading rapidly and unfortunately my tripod was packed underneath everything else in the boot of the car so I had to rely on the 18-55’s Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) and a high ISO to get any image at all…

Monochrome Monday… Sheringham Lifeboat Museum

Sheringham Lifeboat MuseumSheringham Lifeboat Museum
Nikon FE2, Tamron Adaptall-2 35-70mm f/3.5 at 35mm – 1/500s, f8, – Lomo Lady Grey 400 rated at ISO 320

The Sheringham Lifeboat Museum, seen here on a glorious September afternoon. The museum houses the Henry Ramey Upcher, the second private lifeboat (replacing the Augusta) to be stationed in Sheringham. Launched on 4 September 1894 she stayed on station for 41 years until she was slowly retired from duty and by 1935 the RNLI Liverpool-class vessel J C Madge had replaced her on rescue work.

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

Monochrome Monday… Bicycle bell

Bicycle bell, Sheringham, September 2018.jpgBicycle bell, Sheringham, September 2018
Nikon FE2, Tamron Adaptall-2 35-70mm f/3.5 at 70mm – 1/125s, f8, – Lomo Lady Grey 400 rated at ISO 320

Heritage railways are full of interesting items to photograph: the trains themselves, the architecture, the people (staff and visitors alike) and the myriad small details that make up a scene of days gone by…

This bicycle was sitting under the platform canopy at Sheringham station on the North Norfolk Railway during my visit there a few weeks ago and I couldn’t resist a snap whilst waiting for my train.

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