Ye Olde and misty morning

Discussion in 'Ricoh GR (APS-C) Forum' started by Iansky, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Came across these interesting subjects recently, the car was in town when I was going home and came across the car outside the church so had a quick chat with the driver and grabbed the shot.

    The second shot was an old disused petrol station with the old pumps still intact - just had to stop and grab the image.

    The misty image I took on the way to work as it really appealed to me.

    Once again the GR delivered!

    Morning mist.

    The old pumps.

    The wedding car.
     
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  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    The car's a bit too sweet for my taste, but the other two I really like. Any idea how long those pumps have been out of use?
     
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  3. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    #1 & 3# :smile::smile::smile:
     
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  4. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

    782
    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Thanks Both,

    I have no idea about the pumps as they were in a small village and there was no-one around, I would imagine quite a few years by the state of the pumps and surrounding area.

    We have certainly not had pumps like these in the UK for a very long time - 20+yrs at least.
     
  5. Really like the last two.
     
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  6. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Love the second one. One of my not-yet-started-but-will-be-when-I-get-the time projects is derelict petrol stations.
     
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  7. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Thanks Dave & Martin,

    The petrol pumps were a complete fluke and a pleasant surprise so just had to stop and grab the shot.

    There cant be many of these type pumps around anymore.
     
  8. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores
    Truly great images and photographs.

    I personally find the middle one - of the petrol pumps - jaw-droopingly cool.

    It's almost enough to make a person violate their strict anti-GAS vow and acquire a GR.....but I still have some remnants of will-power left.
    But these are really fine photographs.
     
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  9. Iansky

    Iansky SC Top Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Cotswolds, UK
    Thanks Miguel,

    The GR is a great investment and for me I have found myself using it more than my other cameras for impromptu photos as it is always with me.

    They have come down in price considerably and I was lucky enough to get a good trade in price for some disused kit so managed to get it for £300 rather than the normal £499 selling price here in the UK.

    I have no hesitation in recommending the GR to any enthusiast photographer, it is small enough to fit in a pocket and good enough to deliver great images - winner all round
     
  10. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Martin Connolly
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