35mm · Film photography · Photography


There are a number of these stone plinths beside the canal near the wharf area. I’m unsure as to their original purpose – perhaps supports for some structures no longer present or something. I’m sure canal afficionados would know.

These have each been decorated with various images of animals – the swan seen here, and also a kingfisher and horses. I’ve a couple of pictures of the horses which I thought might be nice, but there are some odd artefacts on the negatives – possibly a light leak or other camera problem (I shot those using an Olympus Superzoom 160), or maybe a developing issue (I found a bit of loose film leader in the developing tank when removing the film after washing, which I suppose might have caused a problem).

Swan by the canal
Graceful as ever it seems
But frantic beneath

Swan on brick

Nikon F80, Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G DX & Ilford HP5+. Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 9mins @ 20°.

Taken on 24 July 2021

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