Monochrome Monday… Mansfield Viaduct

Mansfield ViaductMansfield Viaduct
Nikon F2S, NIKKOR-S.C 50mm f/1.4, 1/250, f11 – Kodak Tri-X rated at ISO 320
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 7 mins at 20°c.

This particular railway viaduct has featured on this blog before, here and here

This 13 arch structure dates from 1875 and carries the Robin Hood Line high above the Nottinghamshire town of Mansfield.

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… Should I Stay?

Should I…

Should I Stay?Stay
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-Macro 50mm f/3.5, 1/125s, f8; – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

…Or Should I…

…Or Should I?Go
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-Macro 50mm f/3.5, 1/125s, f8; – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 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… Market Day

Market DayMarket Day
Nikon F2S, NIKKOR-S.C 50mm f/1.4, 1/500, f8 – Kodak Tri-X rated at ISO 320
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 7 mins at 20°c.

I’m slowly gaining confidence when it comes to candid/street photography, it’s a slow process as although cameras are now commonplace, people seem to be far more wary of them.

Market day in Mansfield was a good place to practise though, folks were far more interested in getting their fruit and veg!

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… Burned out van

Burned out vanBurned out van
Canon EOS 600, EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, 1/45, f4.5 – Kodak Tri-X
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 7 mins at 20°c.

My ‘Photography Friday’ outings with Rachel have been fewer and farther between this year but we’ve managed the occasional stroll with our cameras and the above image is from one such outing…

I think this sorry looking specimen was once a Ford Transit van and I certainly don’t imagine there are any salvageable parts here!

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.

Single frame… Frozen canal

Frozen canalFrozen canal
Canon EOS 600, EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, 1/125, f11 – Kodak Tri-X
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 7 mins at 20°c.

The Nottingham Canal hasn’t seen a boat in many years so a covering of ice was only causing a problem for the ducks on this particular February day…

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.

Throwback Thursday… Sky Mirror, December 2013

Sky Mirror, December 2013Sky Mirror, December 2013
Nikon D600, AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR at 28mm, 1/200s, f9, ISO 200

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Seven years ago it was the Nottingham Sky Mirror.

Designed by artist Anish Kapoor the 20ft wide stainless steel dish was commissioned by the Nottingham Playhouse and unveiled in April 2007.

The striking structure is a bit hidden away on the edge of Wellington Circus but is well worth visiting, especially when the Playhouse Bar & Kitchen is open!

(One thing this image reminded me of was just how filthy the sensor in the Nikon D600 always seemed to be! I’ve had to clone out a dozen or so ‘blobs’ from the sky…

Monochrome Monday… Railway Viaduct, Mansfield

Railway Viaduct, MansfieldRailway Viaduct, Mansfield
Konica Big Mini – Ilford HP5+

A pic from the archives today… This railway viaduct spans the Nottinghamshire town of Mansfield and has featured here before.

I love the sense of scale provided by the gent sitting on the bench in the sunshine.

The Konica Big Mini is one of my all-time favourite compact cameras, it’s currently loaded with JCH Street Pan 400 film and is often in my pocket…

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