What’s your ‘go to’ place when you want to test a new camera or lens? For me, for over ten years, it’s been Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum. It’s got everything – open all year round, easy access, just 20 minutes drive from home, and with an incredible selection of industrial architecture – both decaying and preserved.
Featured image: Preserved train carriage, Minolta Dynax 4, Minolta 24-50mm f4.0, Lomography 400 ASA.
Sadly, in recent years, Prestongrange has been getting steadily less accessible. Every time I go, there’s more fencing, and it’s harder to reshoot images from the same angles. Which means, in turn that there’s less point going. The whole point of a ‘go to’ location is that you know it so well that you don’t need to think about the angles – you just know where to go to test your equipment.
The images here were all taken during lens tests. Sadly, at least two of the images are now unrepeatable due to access problems.