Film Friday

I’ve got a couple of rolls developed now, so a few Fridays taken care of! Haven’t been out shooting though as the weather has been abysmal here. A couple of weeks ago I took the Rollei SL35 out to Newcastle and discovered that although the film seemed to be winding on, the counter wasn’t moving so I wasn’t sure what was happening. Well I got 36 frames back and a couple of them are unusable, and a few have wierd goings on on them, but the rest are OK. The film I used was a Russian film called Silberra 400, and it has a nice old world feel to it.

Stairs
Old Stairs
Akenside Traders, Craft Beer & Ale pub, on Dean Street, flying the flag for Brexit.
The Quayside, with what looks like a light leak on the right.
The Millenium Bridge and more dodgy bits.
2 Collingwood. This one is a bit ropey.
NBS
Not sure what ED is!
Construction destruction
The Tyne Bridge.

I have no idea how that last shot got like that, the wierd white lights in the sky on the left and all the dusty bits. I think I might have travelled back in time when I pressed the shutter. 🙂

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  1. ED is erectile dysfunction. I am now officially old enough to get lots of emails suggesting how to cure it. 🙂
    The first two shots are simply wonderful. That film definitely gave them an old world feel.
    Best wishes, Pete

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  2. Some really epic shots Fraggy – the stairs (both), Collingwood, Ed and especially love the light leak effect on Quayside. I’m not into light leaks, but they didn’t seem to impact the images you have here. I will be putting that film on my list to buy!

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      1. Blimey I’ve been down a few rabbit holes now, the history of the town walls is fascinating. Anyway, I think on looking at a satelite the steps are directly behind the black gate, which was added to the castle. I think, being as Side is a medieval street, the steps would have led up from the street to the walkway around the Black Gate & Castle.

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      2. It’s addictive, isn’t it? Why would there have been access from the street to the castle wall, though? I can understand it if the steps are on the inside of the wall, but not on the outside. Unless they were added much later.

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      3. Apparently the black gate was surrounded by buildings in the medieval times, have a look at this satelite view, I’ve put a red circle where the stairs are, I’m wondering if they are part of a building where I put the question marks.

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      4. If all of that is within the castle walls, that would make sense, but it looks as if they’re on the outside. Perhaps they led to a postern gate before the Black Gate was built. It doesn’t make sense to have a smaller entrance next to the main entrance.

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      5. It’s a mystery April, I’ve dug through a lot of Newcastle History, I’m wondering if it could be one of the prisons exit/entrance but not sure. I need to find me a Newcastle Historian!!

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