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

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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

Hollins

This somewhat dillapidated farm building is marked on the map as “Hollins”. Although the sun was already rising quite high in the sky by the time I took this, there was still plenty of side-light and contrast and it’s probably my favourite shot from this roll. It’s been cropped to remove a section of largely featureless sky.

FILM - Hollins

Yashica Mat 124 G & Fomapan 100.

Taken on 26 April 2019

A footpath near Edale

A gate on the footpath I took when heading back towards Edale a couple of weeks back. I believe the peak you can see at the far left background is The Nab on the south-eastern edge of Kinder Scout.

FILM - A path near Edale

Yashica Mat 124 G & Fomapan 100.

Taken on 26 April 2019

Super Rocket

I think that this is a BSA A10 Super Rocket, but I’m no bike expert, so could be wrong. Please feel free to correct me if so. 🙂

The shot was taken at a steam rally last summer (I posted about it a couple of times here & here but never published this particular photo).

FILM - Super Rocket

Olympus OM-1, F.Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 & Fomapan 100.

Taken on 25 June 2017

I never knew it was there

Despite living in Sheffield my entire life, I never knew this was here until a couple of weeks ago! It was apparently built in 1848 and is the remains of a cementation furnace used by Daniel Doncasters and Sons.

FILM - Our industrial heritage

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta 524/16 & Fomapan 100.

Taken on 29 October 2017

Brass Bottles

This is a bit of a test shot to see if I could achieve a shallow depth of field with the uncoupled rangefinder and f/4.5 Nettar lens on the Zeiss Mess-Ikonta 524/16. It’s not too bad, I don’t think.

Doubt I’d be able to nail a moving subject though!

FILM - Brass-Bottles

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta 524/16 & Fomapan 100.

Taken on 29 October 2017