Broken millstone

As I clambered over the rocks to get to the foot of the crags at Curbar Edge, I came upon this broken and weathered millstone.

FILM - Broken millstone

Canon Sure Shot Z135 & Lomography Color Negative 400.

Taken on 12 May 2019

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Wot? No pictures?

As I type this Flickr is still undergoing its site maintenance involving the moving of everyone’s accounts, pictures etc. (billions of photos and videos, and over 100 million accounts!) across to a new hosting platform. I think it was scheduled to take 12 hours, but like many IT projects, is taking a little while longer than originally planned. As such I can’t get at my photos to add them in the normal way so, instead, here’s one I’ve uploaded directly.

Note: This isn’t meant to be a metaphor for Flickr’s account migration project. 🙂FIM - Planet Circus

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f.3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 February 2019

A lovely day at the seaside

“Bracing”, that’s the word we use to describe those seaside walks in bitterly cold wind.

This day however was far from bracing – it was taken back in February during an unseasonably warm period.  Good old climate change, eh? At least we’ll get some nice warm days at the seaside in the middle of the winter before the sea swamps the place altogether so we can never visit it again.

FIM - A lovely day at the seaside

Nikon F80, Nikkor 28-80mm f.3.5-5.6 AF & Fomapan 400.

Taken on 20 February 2019

An ascent (in colour)

Following on from yesterday’s photos of rock climbers in black and white, here’s another shot I took with a different camera and on colour film.

FILM - Ascent in colour

Canon Sure Shot Z135 & Lomography Color Negative 400.

Taken on 12 May 2019

A country lane. But where does it go?

I see roads like this and I just want to see where they lead. Sadly, on this day, I didn’t have the time to follow my curiosity, but it’s on my radar now. 🙂

This photo was taken a few yards from the picture I posted here on the 15 May. The two houses in that shot are just off frame on the right.

FILM - Lane

Canon Sure Shot Z135 & Lomography Color Negative 400.

Taken on 12 May 2019

A bride on the edge

On my visit to Curbar Edge last weekend I overheard a group of people exclaim “Look. Someone is getting married!“. When I looked over, sure enough, there was a girl in a wedding dress stood atop the crags.

It soon became apparent, however, that it wasn’t a wedding, but a photoshoot, with a guy taking photographs of the girl in various poses atop the gritstone edge. Whether she was due to get married soon and wanted some striking photos, or if it was just a random shoot I’m unsure but, whatever the case, I took the opportunity to take a few photographs myself – this isn’t something I see everyday, so wanted to record the moment as it happened.

I took several frames, but the one I’m sharing here today was the best, and I’m very happy with the way this one turned out.

FILM - Bride on the edge

Canon Sure Shot Z135 & Lomography Color Negative 400.

Taken on 12 May 2019

Just a cow, drinking from a stream

Today’s photo was taken not long before I took the shot of the two houses I posted here yesterday, albeit I was still within the confines of the Peak District National Park for this one.

It’s a fairly mundane shot of a cow taking a drink of water from a stream, but I really like the way the colour of its hide has been rendered with the Lomography film – a lovely, rich, saturated brown that stands out against the more muted greens and beiges of the grass.

After taking a drink, the cow wandered through the stream to the tree at the right of the frame, stuck it’s head through the V-shaped trunk, and gave its neck a good scratch on the bark.

FILM - Watering hole

Canon Sure Shot Z135 & Lomography Color Negative 400.

Taken on 12 May 2019