Monochrome Monday… The Gallery Café, January 2018

The Gallery Café, January 2018The Gallery Café, January 2018
Pentax MZ-30 + SMC-A 28mm f/2.8 – 1/45s, f4, – Kodak T400CN

One of my projects for 2018 is to become more comfortable with street photography, a genre I’ve never had much success with (one of many if truth be told…)

This is one of my recent attempts, taken in the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield during a trip to view the exhibition of images from last year’s Photo Marathon Sheffield.

With hindsight a camera with a waist-level viewfinder might be a better bet for future attempts… less obvious than holding an SLR to the eye.

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

Monochrome Monday… Turntable

Turntable, February 2018Turntable, February 2018
Pentax MZ-30 + 35-80mm f/4~5.6 FA at 35mm – 1/180s, f8, – Kodak T400CN

Another shot from the Midland Railway-Butterley in Derbyshire, this time taken on my last roll of the much missed Kodak T400CN film.

The turntable was used to turn steam locomotives at Chinley railway station (also in Derbyshire) and is a 60ft diameter, hand-operated type built by the Midland Railway. It was dismantled in 1973 and stored for a number of years before arriving at the MR-B’s Swanwick Junction site in 1981. Sadly, 37 years later it is still awaiting reconstruction…

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