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.

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

Alport Heights, August 2018Alport Heights, August 2018
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/250s, f8, – Rollei RPX 100

As winter approaches I’m already looking forward to hot days, picnicking somewhere quiet with views across the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. From this particular spot near Wirksworth, The Wrekin, the Long Mynd and Clee Hill (in Shropshire) can all be seen on a clear day.

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Single frame… ‘Women of Steel’

'Women of Steel'‘Women of Steel’
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/500s, f2.8, – Rollei RPX 100

Yet another shot from my first roll of Rollei RPX 100 film.

‘Women of Steel’ is a bronze sculpture that commemorates the women of Sheffield who worked in the city’s steel industry during World War I and World War II. Sculpted by Martin Jennings, it was unveiled at Barker’s Pool in June 2016.

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Monochrome Monday… Sheffield’s ‘Cheese Grater’

Sheffield's 'Cheese Grater'Sheffield’s ‘Cheese Grater’
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-T 100mm f/2.8 – 1/125s, f5.6, – Rollei RPX 100

The striking looking building in the centre of this image is Sheffield’s Charles Street Car Park, more commonly known as the ‘Cheese Grater’.

Designed by architects Allies and Morrison and opened in 2008, the ten storey structure contains 520 parking spaces and was voted ‘third coolest car park in the world’ in a 2013 competition.

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Monochrome Monday… Assorted junk

Assorted junk.jpgAssorted junk
Olympus OM20, Zuiko Auto-S 50mm f/1.8 – 1/60s, f1.8, – Rollei RPX 100

A shot from my first roll of Rollei RPX 100, the second roll of film through a charity shop find Olympus OM20 (thanks Rachel!)

A couple of weeks back a visit was paid to the holt in Sheffield to view the winning entries of this year’s Photo Marathon and this was tucked away in a dark corner of the creative space there…

I’m rather taken with this film, it seems very forgiving, with a wide exposure latitude… I really must try the ISO 400 version.

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