Chubby’s

This takeaway restaurant has been a feature in Sheffield city centre for a few decades now, and it made for a nice subject for a nighttime shot. I like the glowing colours of the lights and the way they illuminate the street outside. I think it might have been improved had someone been sitting at the window seats, but I still like it empty nontheless – it adds a sense of mystery I suppose.

FILM - Chubbys

Yashica Mat 124 G & Kodak Ektar.

Taken on 25 April 2019

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An ascent

Climbers ascend the crags at Curbar Edge, Peak District National Park.

FILM - An ascent

FILM - Part way up

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta 524/16 & Ilford FP4+.

Taken on 12 May 2019

Ridgeline

I took a trip out to Curbar Edge in the Peak District on Sunday with the hopes of photographing people climbing the rocks. This is one of the photos I took while walking up to the main crags. You can just make out a few people perched atop and beside the rocks if you look closely.

FILM - Ridgeline

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta 524/16 & Ilford FP4+.

Taken on 12 May 2019

Only £7

Another photo from a recent trip to Manchester. The meeting I was attending finished earlier than expected so I had an hour or so to kill while waiting for the train I had a ticket for. So I went for a walk. I’d taken the Zeiss on the trip for two reasons: Firstly, I’d just had it CLA’d and wanted to test it out if I got the chance, and; Secondly, it folds down to almost pocket size, which is a wonderful feature in a medium format camera when you need to travel light.

FILM - Only £7

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta 524/16 & Ilford Delta 400.

Taken on 23 April 2019

Landscape Photographer of the Year

Well, sort of…

On a recent visit to Manchester I arrived at Manchester Picadilly station to find a series of boards displaying the winning entries for the most recent Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.

There were some beautiful and striking images on show and I took a couple of photographs of people looking at them – this one from the balcony overlooking the ticket-hall area.

I’ve cropped it from the square original due to a winding error (I didn’t wind it on enough and got two slightly overlapping frames).

FILM - Landscape Photographer of the Year

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta 524/16 & Ilford Delta 400.

Taken on 23 April 2019

The start of The Pennine Way

The Old Nag’s Head pub in Edale marks the starting point of The Pennine Way, a 268 mile long trail running all the way to the Scottish Borders where it ends at Kirk Yetholm. It was officially opened in April 1965 and traverses many areas of upland landscapes including the Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales, the Northern Pennines and the Cheviot Hills (crossing Hadrian’s Wall along the way).

FILM - The Old Nag's Head

Yashica Mat 124 G & Fomapan 100.

Taken on 26 April 2019

6 x 4.5 Gate

This picture was originally a much nicer (in my opinion, at least) square composition with the wall arcing up through the shot. Or it would have been had I not gottem my finger in the way of the lens, resulting in my having to reduce it to a 6 x 4.5 ratio crop.

It’s kinda frustrating as I almost never get my fingers in the frame – occasionally I’ve had shots where an errant gust of wind has blown the camera strap into the shot just as I pressed the shutter, but my fingers are generally immune to the breeze. Oh well, I still like the result, even if it could have been better.

FILM - Gate

Yashica Mat 124 G & Fomapan 100.

Taken on 26 April 2019