Suzuki Jimny First Gen

I recently got the opportunity to view and photograph a Suzuki Jimny First gen. It was at at the Suzuki dealership; Hilton Suzuki in Bishop Stortford.

I was there, as mu and I were purchasing a Suzuki Jimny but Fourth Gen – JB74. It is the best car we have ever owned. It was the best experience of buying a car, ever. Thanks to the salesperson Martin. Second to none. We drove away with a dream (more of that to follow) but not until after capturing the following

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This 1981 LJ is effectively a new car – ultra, ultra low mileage (less than 400!) and, it is for sale!

If you want a Suzuki then we can highly recommend Hilton Suzuki, Bishop Stortford. Ask for Martin.

This is only the second car I’ve photographed (the first was a Morris Minor) but I’m pleased with the results. Go to murpworkschrome to see all the photos…

Peace and photography

rp

Another Misty Morning

Following on from seeing the marina in the mist, another misty morning presented itself. This time, the mist was thick, as thick as fog in places. There is a distinct difference between the two as discussed here, but I will go with mist.

I love the indistinctness the mist brings. Images can be conjured out of the air. Objects loom or recede with a delicate fall-off that is difficult to replicate without it. There is mystery. I used both the Fujifilm X100V and the Fujifilm XPRO1 (with the 50mm f2 lens) and was very pleased with the images from both.

On my walk, I limited myself to the marina and the river Great Ouse around Waterside and along to the railway bridge, in Ely. The subjects of structures, trees and boats made great images. I was particularly pleased with several.

Here are some of the images taken for another misty morning, with the Fujifilm X100V. Find more at larger size, at murpwokschrome

Structures in the Mist

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Boat Lift Mist I
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Bench

Trees from a Misty Morning

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Tree in the Mist I
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Tree in the Mist

Boats in the Mist

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Marina Boats in the Mist
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Boats in the Mist

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rp

A Flock of Swans

Since moving to what can be considered the side of the river Great Ouse (I’m in a marina, just off the river), I’ve seen swans. Every day, a flock of swans appear by the slipway at Waterside (though in truth, there are only a handful). They are there, waiting for tourists to feed them. The feeders are rewarded with waddling hulks of bird within arms length. Occasionally, a glide by in the river itself.

So, I’ve bee trying to capture the essence of a swan in a photograph. It’s early days yet but some of my attempts are up on murpworkschrome.

I initially started photographing in colour but I feel my best effort so far has been in B+W. See what you think, I’m posting the best image from several separate attempts here.

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Taken from my first attempt in Swan 2022 at murpworkschrome – I feel colour works here
From Swan I 2022 at murpworkschrome – Colour but maybe B+W would have been better to ‘abstract’ the shape
Swapping to black and white from Swan 2022 at murpworkschrome – B+W and beautiful but the top of the image distracts
The latest from Single Swan 2022 at murpworkschrome – B+W and getting there…

I’ll keep on the look out for a flock of swans in future, whilst trying to capture the essence of these magnificent birds.

Peace and photography

rp

Marina in the Mist

A first real treat of the experiencing the marina in the mist here in Ely. It took me straight back to A Misty Morning used in the Contact Card post. There was an ethereal feel, just like before. I find I really like the indistinct. I think it’s the idea that a thing has the possibility be something else. There is mystery.

From a photographic perspective, it provides great opportunities for mood. The autofocus hunts at times, depending upon the thickness of the mist or fog but it worked in most cases. Manually focussing is always a solution.

I was using my newly obtained, old Fujifilm XPRO1 with its new 50mm lens. It captured the images in black and white just how I wanted them to be.

Here’s one of four photographs I took

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See the marina in the mist photo’s at murpworkschrome.

Peace and photography

rp

The Colour of Construction

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Living on a marina, I find there is always some form of work happening. It is usually heavy work. Things are being lifted, replaced or implemented all the time and one thing that strikes me is the colour of construction.

The various machines that rumble around are usually of striking colours. They demark their corporate lineage. The newer the machine, the brighter the colour, usually a bold, single one. Older items of machinery show the wear of time and the muting of colour. Paint has been scraped away sometimes revealing previous paints schemes. Other times, exposed metal has rusted. It is colour that dominates but shape comes a close second. The various shapes formed by arms of diggers are a bold example.

I also find the typography used in the logos a further point of interest.

My first look at construction started over on murpworkschrome.

I find this an interesting topic and the opportunity to be up close, when this subject matter is normally ‘behind bars’, literally, on a building site is too good to miss.

What follows is a start, with more to follow later…

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murpworkschrome - light on a lens -  Yellow Metal image
murpworkschrome - light on a lens -  Manitou Construction I image
murpworkschrome - light on a lens -  Zaxis 130 Construction II image
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murpworkschrome - light on a lens -  Grille image
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murpworkschrome - light on a lens -  The Colour of Construction - Ropes image
murpworkschrome - light on a lens -  Beam and Chain image
murpworkschrome - light on a lens -  JCB Construction I image
murpworkschrome - light on a lens -  PC20 Construction II image
murpworkschrome - light on a lens -  Zaxis 130 Construction III image
murpworkschrome - light on a lens -  Truck Construction IV image
murpworkschrome - light on a lens - The Colour of Construction - Arm image

The Colour of Construction – I posted my personal favourite images over on murpworkschrome.

Peace and photography

rp

Cawdle Fen

A short walk to Cawdle Fen on the 4th March 2022.

Cawdle Fen is situated just outside of the city of Ely. It is a drainage board for the surrounding area, taking rainwater from the higher area, into the river Great Ouse.

This was a first walk I took, in which to photograph. It had been raining slightly and this provided a doomy, moody feel.

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Between Two Boats
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“You’re Going the Wrong Way!”
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A Cut in the Landscape
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The Curve
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Tracks
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To the Bridge
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Passing…

I’ve added the best images of this day to murpworkschrome here and here.

Peace and photography

rp

Ely Cathedral

Ely is famous for several things but one of the main ones is: its cathedral.

Founded in 672, it stands atop a hill in the flat landscape of Cambridgeshire. It has been likened to a ship: The Ship of the Fens. I see it every day and it stone pervades any walk I take around the small city.

Initially, I photographed in the cathedral in colour. This is my second attempt at capturing something of the majesty of the building, this time in black and white.

The following photograph was taken on a walk, back from the garage (had to take the car in for some work) and it’s the one I really like.

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Go to murpworkschrome to see further images of the walk’s Ely cathedral.

Peace and photography

rp