35mm · Film photography · Photography

Phlegm on a pub wall

Is that click-baity? And who might it attract if so!

The side of the Rutland Arms (which can also be seen here), complete with a portion of Phlegm artwork peeking in from the lower-right.

But what can I see?
Peering into the smoke room
A monochrome eye!

Pub wall

Canon Sure Shot Supreme & Kodak Colorplus.

Taken on 16 May 2021

35mm · Film photography · Photography

Street corners

Just a couple of shots of street corners today.

I’ve had quite a full and busy weekend, but not much time for any photography. I have finished scanning another roll of 35mm film though, leaving me with just another two rolls yet to scan. This makes a total of six rolls of film (4x36exp 35mm & 2x12exp 120) from which I’ve not published a single image as yet. At least I can relax in the knowledge that I can feed the blog for a few weeks without running out of new photos should I need to. I’ll probably have shot more before that happens though…

Plenty of pictures
Waiting in the photo bank
Soon to be seen here

OH MY GOD WE'RE BACK AGAIN!
Pedestrians crossing

Canon Sure Shot Supreme & Kodak Colorplus.

Taken on 16 May 2021

35mm · Film photography · Photography

Modern monolith

Like a Borg Cube descended to Earth, this angular structure sits adjacent to the River Don behind Savile Street. The circular “portholes” and horizontal bands break up what might otherwise be a plain and undistinguished structure. I like the way it looms in the picture both above and below the water.

Angular it stands
A monolith by water
Blue and grey tower

Riverside

Canon Sure Shot Supreme & Kodak Colorplus.

Taken on 9 May 2021

35mm · Film photography · Photography

No ice cream today

Not for me, at least. Seeing this photo has made me long for a nice Mister Whippee 99 with some raspberry sauce, but all we have in the house is a brick of vanilla that our freezer has probably turned into permafrost.

On hot summer days
An ice cream treat is fun ’till
It drips down your hands

Everybody's favourite

Canon Sure Shot Supreme & Kodak Colorplus.

Taken on 9 May 2021

35mm · Film photography · Photography

Ball Street bridge

The Ball Street bridge crosses the River Don a little upstream from Kelham Island and is immediately adjacent to Kelham Weir. The bridge dates to 1856 and was built by Milton Iron Works at Elsecar. The bridge holds grade II listed status.

The bridge is now only open to non-motorised traffic (although maybe motorcycles too). I believe that this is to manage road traffic around the area.

Red and green iron
Spanning the flowing river
Now blocked to traffic

Riding across the Don
Across

Canon Sure Shot Supreme & Kodak Colorplus.

Taken on 9 May 2021

35mm · Film photography · Photography

Capri in colour

Apologies to anyone hoping to see the beautiful island of Capri in this post. Instead you are going to get an infinitely cooler Ford Capri instead. It may not have the designer stores, millionaire’s residences, or crowded funicular railway, but who wants any of those when you can have a cool old car?

It’s the same car I portrayed back on 28 May, and these were taken at the same time with my Canon Sure Shot on a roll of Kodak Colorplus. I much prefer these colour photographs.

If you really want to see some colour photos of the isle of Capri, I have some of those too. 🙂

Orange paint fading
But not dulling the appeal
Of classic beauty

Capri
Capri
Capri
Capri
Capri

Canon Sure Shot Supreme & Kodak Colorplus.

Taken on 9 May 2021

35mm · Film photography · Photography

The road east

The B6067 heading east through Aston to the east of Sheffield. This road used to form part of the the A57, which runs from Liverpool on the west coast of England all the way to Lincoln in, er, Lincolnshire to the east of the country. It lost this designation when the Aston relief road was built – part of a new route taking traffic more swiftly into and out of Sheffield city centre – which now bears the A57 name.

This stretch of road forms part of the route I would take to Mablethorpe with my grandparents (and sometimes my parents) when I was young. Even though it’s no longer necessary (and slower) to follow this section when I visit Mablethorpe on my occasional trips, I sometimes make the detour to follow it for nostalgia’s sake. It’s a much nicer section of road than the bypass.

Just past Aston Hall
And a row of big houses
The road heads out east

The way east

Canon Sure Shot Supreme & Kodak Colorplus.

Taken on 5 April 2021

35mm · Film photography · Photography

A closed pub (but probably now re-opened)

This is the Yellow Lion pub at Aston. I think I’ve only ever been inside once, and that was decades ago, mostly because it’s out of the local area. On the day I made these photos it was closed, the second tranche of lockdown easing that would allow pubs to open for customers in outdoor seating yet to arrive. Now, I expect it will be serving people outside and, unless the situation changes, probably for indoor service later this month.

Yellow Lion

Some disappointment with my Plustek scanner has arisen. I’ve spotted it might have developed a fault as I’ve noticed feint vertical bars on some of my photos. While they are only noticeable on shots with areas of low contrast (clear skies and so forth), and not immediately visible unless you’re really looking for them, now I’ve noticed I can’t un-notice the problem. Oddly it only seems to be affecting colour negative scans – slides don’t seem to have any sign of the issue, and neither do B&W negatives. Whatever the case, I’ve sent a message to Plustek to see if there’s a way to fix the problem, but in the meantime I’ll just have to put up with it.

I’m feeling concerned
My scanner has a problem
I hope it can be fixed

Yellow Lion

Canon Sure Shot Supreme & Kodak Colorplus.

Taken on 5 April 2021

35mm · Film photography · Photography

A dog-leg in the path

I already posted a shot of this path in an earlier post – that one shot with my OM-2n on Delta 100. This was made shortly afterwards and a little further down the path.

These clear skies show how the Sure Shot Supreme tends to vignette – something I’ve found to be the case in a number of compact 35mm cameras – but it’s not an unpleasant effect.

Penny Hill turbine
Stands rotating in the breeze
Making clean power

Dogleg

Canon Sure Shot Supreme & Kodak Colorplus.

Taken on 5 April 2021