This picture was the last frame on the roll and had been cropped by the lab (presumably where it had been clipped as part of the developing or drying process), which it is why it’s not the standard 35mm ratio. Despite the crop, it’s quite a satisfying photograph, I think.
I like the contrasting styles of architecture, whether it be moderm, more classical (any architects reading this, please excuse my ignorance of building styles), or the remnants of industrial walls in the centre of the frame.
Canon Sure Shot Supreme & Fujifilm Superia X-tra 400. Lab Developed. Home scanned and converted with Negative Lab Pro.
Being eager to shoot more pictures with my 4×5 camera I visited this old school which I had passed by before.
Previously it was looking run down and somewhat bedraggled but, in the interim, it has been renovated and turned into homes (or maybe one big, fancy home). While this re-purposing of the old structure is good, from a photographic standpoint it doesn’t look half as interesting as it did before. Still, having driven up there I decided to make the shot anyway.
Taken February 2023. (I can’t remember the specific date. I normally look at my Google Timeline to check such things but remember that I forgot to take my phone out with me on this occasion so it didn’t record the trip).
This is the Methodist New Connexion Chapel in Sheffield. I’ve photographed the building before and the area – another part of sheffield where new construction is booming – is rapidly changing to something new. Many of the buildings that were present last time I walked past have now vanished to be replaced by blocks of apartments. But this chapel remains.
The building dates back to 1828, built three decades on from the founding of the church by Sheffield man Alexander Kilham after seceding from the Wesleyan Methodists. Early in the 20th century the church would become part of the United Methodist Church.
Bronica ETRSi & Zenzanon 50mm f/2.8 MC & Ilford HP5+. Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 9 mins @ 20°
Today’s post features one of those picture which I find oddly appealing. Something about it catches my eye despite it maybe being something that no-one else will glance at twice. I think that, in this case, it’s the light and the way it’s casting shadows across and onto parts of the scene. It had a nice three-dimensionality to it, I think.
I am wondering if I should have cropped it a little at the top to remove that bit of the hotel logo though…
Bronica ETRSi & Zenzanon 75mm f/2.8 PE & Ilford HP5+. Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 9 mins @ 20°
There’s a definite appeal to these block-like houses. It’s like someone has taken a cube of fresh clay, imprinted a brickwork pattern, and then cut perfectly angular upenings into the material. Despite the very up-and-coming nature of this part of town, I’m not sure I’d want to live in a home that people can walk so close in front of, and I’m unsure if they have any sort of green space such as a garden (although it could be atop the flat roofs for all I know). Photographically though, I find them very attractive.
Bronica ETRSi, Zenzanon 75mm f/2.8 PE & Fujifilm Pro 400H. Lab developed. Home scanned and and converted using Negative Lab Pro.
The Old Town Hall in Sheffield dates back to the early 19th century, although there were other buildings serving the purpose before then. This building served as the home of the town trustees until the council (which was formed in 1843) took over the lease in 1866. A year leter the clock tower was added to the building as part or extensive renovations.
By the 1890s the council had outgrown the building and moved to the current town hall building on Pinstone Street. The old town hall then housed the local crown court and high court, where they stayed until 1995. The building became Grade II Listed in 1973.
The building has remained disused since this date and, despite a number of planned uses for the site being proposed, none of these have yet come to fruition. The latest plans are to convert the building into a mixture of apartments, hotel rooms, shops, and cafes.
Bronica ETRSi, Zenzanon 50mm f/2.8 MC & Fujifilm Pro 400H. Lab developed. Home scanned and and converted using Negative Lab Pro.
I’d really hoped for better conditions on the day I made all these photos in London. The day before had beencontrasty sunlight, blue skies, and interesting swirls of cloud. The day I was able to do some photography was beset by drab featureless grey skies whose only redeeming feature was that the tops of some of the tall buildings disappeared into the cloudbase in an atmospheric fashion. Still, as a photographer in the UK, thses are conditions to which you must resign yourself because they are likely as not to arise when you least want them.
So here are four pictures shot in the City of London – London’s business and financial district – on a cold, grey morning at the end of November.