Winter field

This was taken back in January on a walk where I wish I’d worn some Wellies – although the ground looks crisp and frozen, the snow was in melt and my feet were sinking up to the ankles in places.

FILM - Winter field

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta & Kodak Tri-X (expired 2013).

Taken on 17 January 2018


Bedgreave Mill

Bedgreave Mill was built in the late 16th century and operated until 1947. It lay unused for the next thirty or so years until it was restored when Rother Valley Country Park (in which it resides) came into being in the early 1980s.

FILM - Bedgreave Mill

Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 28mm f/3.5 & Kodak Tri-X

Taken on 18 March 2018

Grainy days

Given that I didn’t post anything to the blog yesterday (I left it until late in the evening and then forgot and went to bed!), it’s a double-post day today.

I’m not quite sure why the shot below has such pronounced grain (it was taken with the same roll of HP5+ as many of the other recent shots I’ve posted, and they don’t have nearly so much). Maybe the snow and mist threw the camera’s meter out and then I overcompensated the exposure at the scanning stage or something. I guess I could re-scan the negative and see (but I probably won’t).

Grain isn’t something I dislike though, so not to worry. 🙂

FILM - Figures in a landscape

Nikon F70, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 4 March 2018

Everything is connected

On the Trans-Pennine trail at Killamarsh, on the remaining part of a railway bridge structure, is this piece of street art.

FILM - Everything is connected

Nikon F70, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 4 March 2018

Barcode forest

The term ‘forest’ in the title up there is somewhat misleading. This is actually a small plantation of pines nestled into a meander of the River Rother not far from Eckington. It’s a place I’ve never visited before, but it has potential for some nice photos – it certainly did on the snowy, misty day when this photo was taken.

FILM - Barcode forest

Nikon F70, Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-D & Ilford HP5+.

Taken on 4 March 2018

Millstone Grit

I had a day off work this week and took a trip out into the nearby Peak District National Park. I was mostly trying my hand (not very successfully) at some landscape stuff using my digital camera, but I still stuck a couple of film cameras in my bag and managed to polish off a roll of 120 Portra 400, plus the remains of some Tmax 400 in my Pentax P30T.

The area I visited is littered with millstones in varying stages of completion, hewn from the local gritstone. The one in this photo must’ve been photographed many, many thousands of times as it lays right next to the footpath leading to Over Owler Tor.

FILM - Millstone Grit

Zeiss Mess-Ikonta & Kodak Portra 400 (expired 2016).

Taken on 7 February 2018