STILL LIFE 75 – BMW
January 5, 2017 18 Comments
My seeing this as a “real” car has absolutely nothing to do with it being a BMW and absolutely everything to do with it being grimy and therefore “used” and “real”.
Years ago, I spent lots of time in wild places where the primary requirement for a vehicle was reliability, in some instances life-preserving reliability, and that mindset has never left me. I am quite unable to get into the view that my vehicle must be sparklingly clean and pristine – manicured even – because it is in some way a status symbol, because it “says something about me” as a person.
Along with some moderate economy in terms of numbers of miles to the gallon (anyone remember gallons????), I simply want to know that when I leave point A I can rely on my motor to get me to point B. I’m aiming at a simple life, and this is a part of that.
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D700 with 70-300 Nikkor lens at 300mm; 6400 ISO.