The Bagel Bar

The Bagel Bar at Buttermarket, Ely was one of the first places we saw when mu and I first visited the city. Not only does it sell an excellent range of bagels but it is one of the homes of Silver Oak Coffee. Came for the bagel, stayed for the coffee.

My first image of The place, taken on 01-02-2022 captured it nicely lit by the early morning sun. It was in colour, using Fujifilm’s Classic Chrome.

murpworkschrome - light on a lens - The Bagel Bar image

I returned 23-02-2022 and captured it once again, early in the morning but this time in B+W which seemed to do it a little more justice.

01-03-2022 it was raining, and The Bagel Bar was closed but the chrome seating looked inviting – to photograph

murpworkschrome - light on a lens - Chairs II BW image
murpworkschrome - light on a lens - Chairs III BW image
murpworkschrome - light on a lens - Chairs V BW image

Another visit on 08-03-2022, the latest, this time in colour and in the sun. Photographed purposefully using a square aspect ratio.

murpworkschrome - light on a lens - The Bagel Bar - in the sun image

And then continuing on in black and white

murpworkschrome - light on a lens - Table and Chairs image

I’m sure there will be more in the future…

Peace and photography


Street Cafe – Just Another Day

Street Cafe B+W image

Street Cafe – cappuccino from a Tuc Tuc. An everyday scene but every day the scene will change. Someone different will come to sit down at this chair and there will be a myriad of photo opportunities to capture and then, some day the same person might just sit down again, in the exact same spot, in the exact same pose and if you took pictures here every day, you might just get to see that.

It’s not always the dynamic juxtaposition or the active composition, it can sometimes just be the mundane and the waiting for serendipity on just another day…


29 June 2017

1/140 SEC AT F/1.7
ISO 40