The last shot from the roll of C200 today. Nothing spectacular, just a bunch of excavators behind a wall. You can see their colourful arms peeking up from other places on the road too, but I’m not sure there’s any way to get a closer look. I’m sure there would be interesting photos to be had if so.
There seems to be a stray fire-engine in there with them too!
These excavators Raise their arms like dinosaurs Behind the stone wall
At Renishaw stands this old constabulary and courthouse building. No longer an official building, it is now a private residence, although the courthouse was (and may still be for all I know) a military museum open to the pubic for a while. The overgrown frontages can make it seem like the structure is abandoned though.
The building was built in 1904 and the courthouse bore witness to Sylvia Pankhurst, daughter of the suffragette movement leader Emeline, being charged with seditious speech and fined fifty pounds.
People arrested And children of suffragettes Once passed through this place
Foregoing the law of photography stipulating that petrol stations (or gas stations to my trans-Atlantic friends) should be photographed at night, preferably with mist / fog and maybe using re-spooled motion picture film, here’s one shot during the hours of daylight using cheap consumer-grade film in the shape of Fujifilm’s budget C200 stock.
Most of the petrol stations I see hee in the UK are owned by one of the large franchises such as Shell, BP or Jet, or are owned by supermarket chains. I’m not sure how big an organisation Tate Oil is, but I don’t generally see many of their stations while out and about (or at least when allowed to be out and about in a vehicle in these lockdown times), so it’s a bit of a novelty.
There used to be a whole array of smaller chains around – especially when you went out into the countryside and off the beaten track – but many of these seem to have fallen by the wayside. Many of the stations I see when driving through Lincolnshire on trips to the coast are no longer selling fuel and have become forecourts for car dealerships.
Gas stations at night Can seem to be de rigueur Here’s one in daylight
There are a number of these “Tudor”-style houses that I pass on the way to Rother Valley Country Park. They were built in the 80s. Most of them still look pretty well kept, but I wonder if the particular design involves additional upkeep not required by the more standard brick-fronted properties?
Would Tudor people Have lived in a house like this? Something tells me no
I’d planned on a long walk this morning as the weather forecast was for a clear, frosty morning. As usual though, the weather forecast was bullsh*t, and the sky was grey cloud as far as the eye could see with not a hint of frost. There wasn’t even any mist or haze that might have made it worthwhile in photograpy terms. I felt dejected and the thought of a walk where I would make lacklustre, for the sake of it, photos didn’t really appeal so I took the idea off the table. I had a number of other things to do indoors anyway.
The walk will wait for another day, although – as I’m back at work on Monday – it will have to be at another weekend as it’s much too long a distance to make during a lunch-break or something. I think part of my not going out is also lockdown blues. Even though there is light at the end of the tunnel, that’s still several weeks away and the thought of wandering the same places over and over is becoming less attractive by the day. Just the chance of driving a few miles will allow me to get a bit of an inspirational re-charge and the freedom to do so can’t come soon enough.
Two images today of the same electricity pylon. the first made just beside a railway footbridge, the second made a few minutes later from atop another railway footbridge.
I’m sick of lockdown I have an urge to go roam And it’s unfulfilled
Back in December, not long before Christmas, was the last time I visited the city centre. Less than a fortnight later the nation was placed back into lockdown and it became off-limits. The day in question was bright with sunshine and I spent an hour or two wandering around with my Texas Leica and the Sure Shot Supreme. The Supreme has been my “coat-pocket camera” for the past few months, going with me most places whereupon I would make the occasional picture when something caught my eye. Mostly, in these cases, I don’t really keep track of where and when I made each photo unless there’s something notable enough to get captured on my timeline. In this case, due to the Pandemic, a walk around town fell into that category. The roll of film in the camera was finally finished towards the end of last month (the Supreme has some Colorplus in there now).
The two images shown here are, respectively, the Yorkshire Artspace Persistence Works building, and the Rutland Arms pub. They sit opposite one another on the corner where Brown Street and Furnival Lane meet. I’ve never been inside either of them.
Hopefully I’ll get to see them (and the rest of the city centre) again before too long.
It’s easy to miss The things you take for granted When they’re out of reach
Another photograph from near West Burton power station. This is a shot I’ve thought of making for quite some time and have looked at the location on Google Streetview to get an idea of the view. Unfortunately, Google uses super wide-angle lenses on it’s Streetview vehicles which makes it a little difficult to ascertaing what the view might be through a longer lens, and all I had with me on the day was my Zeiss Mess-Ikonta and Canon Sure Shot Supreme – both of which have fixed focal length lenses, with the Supreme’s 38mm being the widest.
Still, this opportunity arose mostly because this location is pretty close to North Leverton windmill, which had been my primary location for the trip, so I’ll chalk this up to a first attempt and will hopefully get out there again at some point to have another attempt, probably with a zoom lens to afford me some additional flexibility.
All things considered though, I like this quite a lot. My original thought was to have the cooling towers fully visible, but their hidden, but looming presence works well.