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… Thurne Mill, September 2020

Thurne Mill, September 2020Thurne Mill, September 2020
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-W 35mm f/2.8, 1/250s, f11 – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

Another image of Thurne Mill in Norfolk, this time from roll of 35mm Ilford FP4 Plus that’s been waiting for development for a couple of months…

The weather that day was perfect for an outdoors pub lunch and a pint or two (or three)… It’s a pity I can’t say the same of today!

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… Eighty

EightyEighty
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-Macro 50mm f/3.5, 1/60s, f8; – Ilford FP4 Plus rated at ISO 100
Developed in Adox Rodinal at 1:25, 9 mins at 20°c.

An image captured during a gentle stroll around the Chester Green area of Derby last summer…

Unusually for me I didn’t call at the Little Chester Ale House for a pint or two…

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… Brian Clough Way overhead…

Brian Clough Way overhead…Brian Clough Way overhead…
Olympus OM20, Zuiko 50mm f/3.5 Macro, 1/125s, f8 – O.O.D. unbranded ISO 200 colour negative film rated at ISO 100

This bridge carrying the A52 over the Erewash Canal provided some much needed shade during a sunny September stroll along the towpath.

The stretch of A52 linking Derby to Nottingham was named Brian Clough Way in 2005 in honour of the legendary footballer who managed both Derby County (1967-1973) and Nottingham Forest (1975-1993).

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

Single frame… Chimneys, Long Eaton

Chimneys, Long Eaton, April 2019Chimneys, Long Eaton, April 2019
Olympus OM-20, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8, 1/250s, f11 – Foma Retropan 320
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 10 mins at 20°c.

It’s taken me over a year to finish this roll of Foma Retropan 320 and although the results are better than the roll I shot in Norfolk last year (in the then on loan Fujica GW 690) I still don’t think I’ll be rushing to buy any more…

This roll only had one damaged frame but the lack of contrast and ‘fluffy’ grain still aren’t to my taste. If anyone has any tips for exposing and/or developing this film to get the best out of it then please let me know…

Monochrome Monday… Alport Heights, August 2018 (yet again…)

Alport HeightsAlport Heights
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/125s, f8, – Rollei RPX 100

I’m posting this image of Alport Heights for my regular ‘Photography Friday’ partner in crime, Rachel… thanks to the lockdown here in the UK we’ve not been out snapping for a while but this is one of her favourite places (and a fantastic spot for a picnic… when we’re allowed out again that is.)

Incidentally it was taken with an Olympus OM20 that she’d found for me in a charity shop a few months previously!

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

Single frame… Trent & Mersey Canal, Fradley Junction

Trent & Mersey Canal, Fradley JunctionTrent & Mersey Canal, Fradley Junction
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-T 100mm f/2.8 – 1/125s, f8, – Agfa Vista 200 rated at ISO 100

Some more ‘gongoozling’ on a recent Photography Friday outing, this time at Fradley Junction, where the Trent & Mersey and Coventry Canals meet…

It was also warm enough for the first outdoor pub lunch of the year (and a couple of pints of Everards Tiger) at The Swan.

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

Monochrome Monday… Biggins Bros Ltd

Biggins Bros Ltd, SheffieldBiggins Bros Ltd, Sheffield
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/60s, f8, – Rollei RPX 100

I was going to write that in this day and age of tanning salons and nail bars it’s quite refreshing to see a good, old-fashioned ‘Electro Platers to all Trades’ but it would appear that ‘Biggins Bros Ltd’ ceased trading in the year 2000!

The Biggins’ family are still active in Sheffield though, with Silversmith James Biggins producing a range of exquisite silver sculptures, mainly hunting and shooting themed pieces.

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