Monochrome Monday… Beside Gordale Beck, 2000

Beside Gordale Beck, 2000Beside Gordale Beck, 2000
Ilford Delta 400 Professional

An image from the archives today (but only recently digitised).

I’m reasonably certain this was taken during an early morning walk from the village of Malham in the Yorkshire Dales to Janet’s Foss, I’m slightly less certain that it was taken on Wifey’s 40th birthday.

As is often the case I’ve no idea of camera, lens, exposure, development…

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8, Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter and Negative Lab Pro plugin with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Throwback Thursday… Stephenson’s Rocket

Replica L&MR 0-2-2 ROCKET-20100811bReplica Liverpool & Manchester Railway 0-2-2 ROCKET
Nikon D300, AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR at 80mm, 1/400s, f10, ISO 400

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Twelve years ago it was Stephenson’s Rocket! (albeit the replica built by Locomotion Enterprises (1975) Ltd in 1979).

This replica of the famous 1829 original was in action at the National Railway Museum at York, running up and down the Warehouse Line with a replica Liverpool and Manchester Railway 2nd class coach (built in 1930) and I managed a ride in the latter…

Replica L&MR 0-2-2 ROCKET-20100811aReplica Liverpool & Manchester Railway 0-2-2 ROCKET
Nikon D300, AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR at 18mm, 1/400s, f10, ISO 400

The 1979 built replica is currently on display at Locomotion in Shildon but the 1829 original is currently on display at the NRM (along with another, part-sectioned replica, dating from 1935).

Monochrome Monday… Pulley wheel

PulleyPulley wheel
Nikon FE2, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, 1/125s, f8 – Ilford Delta 400 Professional
Developed in Ilford DDX at 1:4, 8 mins at 20°c.

I’m back! Yes, after a two-week COVID enforced hiatus ‘Freelance Wastrel’ is back!

This pulley wheel is attached to the stonework of Scarborough Bridge in York. I assume it’s a remnant of the semaphore signalling system that once controlled train movements over the bridge. (I should point out that the railway line is paralleled by a footpath across the bridge and I wasn’t trespassing.)

Digitised using Nikon D5600 & AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 40mm f/2.8 and Nikon ES-2 Film Digitising Adapter with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.