Throwback Thursday… YH10 Ellie Jane, East Runton, June 2015

YH10 Ellie Jane, East Runton, June 2015YH10 Ellie Jane, East Runton, June 2015
Fujifilm X-E1, Fujinon XF 18-55mm f2.8~4 R LM OIS at 18mm, 1/60s, f11, ISO 500

What was I photographing on this day in previous years?

Four years ago it was the fishing boat ‘Ellie Jane’ at East Runton near Cromer in Norfolk.

Fishing boats here are drawn up onto the beach by a variety of ageing tractors, this one (if memory serves) is a Fordson Power Major and has clearly seen better days!

We spent quite a bit of time at East Runton between 2012 and 2015, trading dog-sitting a friend’s Jack Russell for nights in a static caravan on the cliffs… it’s a lovely spot.

Single frame… Morris Minor 1000

Morris Minor, Ely, May 2017Morris Minor, Ely, May 2019
Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 34mm, 1/60s, f8, ISO 640

Another classic vehicle today…

Over 1,300,000 Morris Minors were produced between 1948 and 1971, and this one was first registered in April 1970 in Taunton, Somerset.

Although still badged as a ‘Minor 1000’ the ‘Moggie’ (as they are affectionately known by many) had been built with a 1098cc version of the legendary A-series four cylinder engine since 1962… it’s an engine I’m very familiar with, having driven a Mini Clubman for a number of years (in my distant youth).

Single frame… Tranquillity, Trent & Mersey Canal (again)

The narrowboat 'Tranquillity', February 2019The narrowboat ‘Tranquillity’, February 2019
Fujica GW690 – 1/500s, f16, – Rollei RPX 400 rated at ISO 800

Another image of the narrowboat ‘Tranquillity’, moored on the Trent & Mersey Canal near Keepers Lock at Fradley Junction, taken during a spot of ‘gongoozling’ in February this year.

Epson 4870 Photo scan with minimal cropping and tweaking in Lightroom Classic CC.

Single frame… Renault Juvaquatre Break

Mural depicting St Mungo, Glasgow, April 2019Renault Juvaquatre Break, the Nièvre, August 2018
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 49mm, 1/80s, f8, ISO 320

I’ve mentioned before my fondness for photographing old vehicles wherever I find them…

This Renault Juvaquatre Break was spotted in a small town in the Nièvre department of France in August last year. Based on the Juvaquatre Camionette (van) introduced in the late 1930s, the Break (also known as the ‘Dauphinoise’ post 1956) was introduced in 1950 and remained in production until 1960, just a few months before its replacement arrived in the shape of the Renault 4.

The French (at least in rural areas) seem to keep using their old vehicles long after we (in the UK) would’ve either confined them to classic car shows or the scrapyard.

Single frame… Triumph T120 Bonneville

Triumph T120 BonnevilleTriumph T120 Bonneville
Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF 18-135mm f3.5~5.6 R LM OIS WR at 34mm, 1/80s, f8, ISO 1600

I paid a visit to the Erewash Museum‘s Motorcycle Open Day today…

There was a fantastic variety of bikes on display: custom Harley-Davidsons, modern tourers, a couple of ‘Rat‘ bikes and more classic Brits than you could shake a stick at!

The above image shows one of the many Triumphs on display and I’m reasonably certain that it’s a 1960 T120 Bonneville (but I’m happy to be corrected if I’m wrong).