Newcastle, Co.Down, Saturday 1st August 2015

On Saturday I went to Newcastle for the afternoon to deliver greeting cards to a retail customer, and discovered once again the importance of always carrying a camera!  Apart from the stunning beauty of the Mountains of Mourne, which ‘sweep down to the sea’ at Newcastle – there was a special, and very noisy even taking place as hundred of trucks, lorries and juggernauts roared through the streets as part of the Mourne Truck Run.  I captured images of some of the trucks in Monochrome, on the Nikon F100, and some in colour on the Leica Digital Compact.  The street scenes and landscapes were all on Black and White Film.  The image of the day was this one:-

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Captured at 4pm Saturday 1 Aug. Nikon F100 film camera using Ilford HP5 ISO400. ‘Sunny 16 rule’ applies! So camera shutter on 1/400th sec and lens aperture f/16. Developed in Fotospeed for 8mins, 10 mins in fixer 10 mins in wash. Scanned on Epson V500 Photoscanner. In Photoshop, contrast balanced in Levels and slight vignette applied.

This image was a close second..

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Here’s the rest of the day’s work:-