Case CX240 Digger

Case CX240 Digger

I’ve seen dozens of JCB’s and diggers before, but had never seen one with such a long digging arm. Surrounded by a herd of cows, I felt it had to be recorded. On further investigation this is a Case CX240 Digger, just in case you’re ever in the market for such a piece of equipment. I remember sitting in a smaller JCB as a child once, but I think it would be great fun to have a proper “drive” in one!

Piaggio Ape Van

Piaggio Ape Van

Not all Vespa / Piaggio scooters are in perfect condition. The above scooter van was photographed at Rome’s famous Campo de Fiori market. A few hours later I walked back through the market to see the owner had piled crates and tables about five or six feet high on the back of this scooter van! Obviously this is a very old machine, but is clearly still used every day. The way the locals drive these things around the narrow streets is unbelievable, weaving in and out between huge (in comparison) taxis and buses!

Yellow Cabs in New York

Yellow Cabs in New York

You’ve seen them in films and on TV hundreds of times, but there is something strangely intriguing (to me at least) about New York’s Yellow Cabs. There are more than 10,000 taxicabs in the city and with so few private cars driving around, the streets often look like the photograph above… a sea of yellow! I also like the way that the golden tone of the buildings seems to work with the yellow. It’s just a shame that the cabs aren’t coming towards my camera!

ZSU-23-4 Shilka Tank at War Museum

ZSU-23-4 Shilka Tank at War Museum

This tank was found outside the Imperial War Museum North at Salford Quays. The ZSU-23-4 “Shilka” is a lightly armoured, self-propelled, radar guided anti-aircraft weapon system or simply put, a tank! The cream and rust coloured armour contrasts well in my opinion against the greys and purples of the background and ground. The sun kept going behind clouds, but I waited until the sun came back out and it really makes a difference to the overall photograph. I think that at some point in the next few months I might try to retake this tank from a more interesting angle, either very low down or high on a step ladder to create a more dynamic photograph.