Rushenden

Out and about with the F60 again, I visited an area the other afternoon which is actually called ‘Ladies Hole Point’ but I decided not to use that name for this post for obvious reasons. Funny how there is some curious place names around Britain and I find it fascinating how they come about.

Found just west of the village of Rushenden, near Queenborough, Isle of Sheppey. Ladies Hole Point wharf is a disused railway jetty and was used for coal washing at one time and later operated by Queenborough Rolling Mill Company. Sadly the site has long since closed and the two cranes, railway lines have been long since removed.

Rushenden Pier

There is only industrial containers and two mobile cranes on the old railway pier used by a marine engineering company. I believe there was also a glue works and a shipbreaking yard here which the old metal was then moved by rail the Queenborough Rolling Mill.

Keep off!

Now having got film developing off to a fine art now without causing disruption to the wife in the kitchen, plus found I quite enjoyed shooting landscapes with an single lens reflex, this is something I think I will do more often. I will have drag out my old Nikon FE plus the Nikkor prime lenses I have stashed away.

Nikon FE

All images shot with the Nikon F60, with a Tamron AF 28-80mm ASPH lens, yellow filter, on Ilford HP5 plus rated stock speed and developed in stock Ilford ID11 for 7 minutes.

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Along the Broad

Another image from my archives, taken back in the summer of 2017 from a short holiday break to the Norfolk broads, England. My wife said to me I had taken some nice pictures in Norfolk, I’d found I had taken a couple of rolls of colour print in Norfolk that summer, had them developed, scanned and forgotten all about them. Having found this shot I now use as a desktop wallpaper on my Linux PC.


I haven’t done very much photography of late as we are in the process of moving house. I say moving, we are having work done to the new house before we move in which is Victorian built around 1850’s so a lot of work to be completed. We expect to be actually moving in to the new house end of April, start of May. Hopefully, once settled and restrictions have gone I can get out and about shooting again.

Taken on a Nikon FE, 28mm f/2.8 Ai Nikkor on Kodak Color Plus 200 film.

Damp Morning

Taken on Sunday, damp morning before sunrise looking down Marine Parade Sheerness, England. It’s a shame you cannot get any detail in streetlights anymore. These new LED lights burn out all detail on film I find.

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Nikon FE, Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 Ai on Kodak Tri-X film pushed to an ISO of 800.

 

Down the Terrace

Old railings at Neptune Terrace, Sheerness, England.
Taken two years ago now, this shot was an accident. I wanted to capture the highlights from the sun over the railings but got the depth of field too shallow. Now the more I look at this picture the more I like it.

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Shot on my Nikon FE with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 Ai on Fomapan 100 Classic film and developed in Kodak D76 for 9 minutes at 20ºc.

Beach Hut Living

Minster Leas beach, Isle of Sheppey, England.

I was taking pictures of the seafront when I spotted this couple at this beach hut. This image appeals to me because of the gentlemen mowing the grass, and his wife was doing the spring cleaning, obviously a home from home.

Beach Hut Living

Taken on Nikon F80, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D, on Fomapan 100 Classic film.

The Governor’s

Three years ago I started taking shots of dogs, inspired by the images of dogs taken by Photographer Elliott Erwitt. My wife and I came across these two ladies with their dogs on Sheerness seafront, England.
These two feisty Chihuahuas gave me a stand off, as they didn’t like the me or the camera! Later after processing I hadn’t noticed their boy who was on the wall bored waiting as we all chatted.

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Nikon F80, AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D taken on AGFA Vista 200 film converted to black & white.

Doctor Syn

Another image from the over developed Fomapan 100 film. This is “Doctor. Syn” a narrow gauge steam engine from the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch railway, which the engine pulling the carriages in the previous picture.

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Taken with a Nikon F80, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D at Dungeness Station, Kent, England.

 

A Summer’s Day

I spotted this elderly gentleman sitting on the seafront looking across the Thames estuary out to Southend on Sea on a very dull, cold July day. Typical English weather, it’s no wonder we Brits are always talking about it!

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Taken in 2016 on a Nikon F80, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AF-D on Kodak T-MAX 400 film and developed in Kodak D76.