Boat Lift Beam B+W

murpworkschrome - light on a lens - Boat Lift Beam I BW image

I photographed the Boat Lift Beam in colour before but wanted to explore it a little more in B+W.

The lift is a fixed metal affair with straps that can lift a GRP cruiser, out of the River Great Ouse onto land in the marina. I assume it can lift narrowboats as well but haven’t seen it do this, as yet.

The last photo I took was of the light on the end of its beam, at night. I was pretty pleased with the result, especially its minimal aspect. Returning to photograph in B+W, I took a minimalist approach once again.

murpworkschrome - light on a lens - Boat Lift Beam II BW image

Wanting to explore the subject in a square format, I performed this on a second image in post, in Lightroom but this was just a trial, before going out with the camera set in square mode, to exclusively pursue this format.

Purposefully going out to shoot square, I believe will yield a better result but I was pleased with the crop. I’ve cropped a few images square recently and it’s definitely becoming a thing I think I might pursue.

The Boat Lift Beam in B+W proved to be one of my favourite current images. I have a few more images in mind, which will crop up later (no pun intended).

Full images at murpworkschrome.

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Avebury in April

I took these photographs in Avebury back in April 2018. A very different approach was taken to each photograph but it is the land that pulls them together as a cohesive whole. I have visited here, many times with mu and we always find it a special place to spend time. The history is palpable. This Avebury in April showed a stark landscape brought about by the clouds that hung ominously, but didn’t rain.

Avebury in April - Branches image
Discarded branches at the approach to the path, across from the stone circle. The path runs along side the stream, in front of Silbury Hill.

Avebury in April - Rolling Hill image
Rolling Hill
A rolling hill, to the left as you walk toward Silbury Hill and on further, to West Kennet Long Barrow.

Avebury in April - Stream at Silbury Hill
Stream at Silbury Hill
The stream that runs at the foot of Silbury Hill was in full flow with clear cold water.

Avebury in April - Silbury Hill BW image
Silbury Hill
Silbury Hill. A man-made hill in the prehistoric landscape.

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