Bovington Tank Museum


Last weekend Mark and I visited the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset, and spent several absorbing hours wandering around with our cameras.  It was a fascinating museum, packed full of tanks, and we were both surprised at the sheer number of different ones that there were.

I decided quite early on to focus mainly on the details, as all the colours, shapes and patterns were more appealing to me visually than the bigger picture.  I didn’t have the patience to wait for other visitors to move out of the way so that I could shoot the individual tanks in their entirety, and also felt that the museum signs and labels, whilst informative, spoilt the overall views.  As I took so many photos, I have collaged them together as opposed to showing them separately, but I like the way that this works and think that it makes a more interesting picture overall.

Finally, here’s Mark after having a well-earned cup of tea in the museum cafe 🙂

Mark at Bovington Tank Museum

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4 Responses to “Bovington Tank Museum”

  1. Definitely the correct choice from here. I shot the tanks as a whole and my images were a bit rubbish. They are packed too tightly together to be able to gain a good image with separation from the clutter around them. Was a good day out though.
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  2. Chris Wray says:

    This is a powerful collage of military emblems and machinery. I, too, agree with Dave’s comment: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Great portrait of Mark B! Good to see you publishing again, V. Alas, I’m woefully behind in my photography and blogging. Life happens!

  3. Dave says:

    I think you’ve made the right choice here and a nice tip for others to think about when faced with similar situations. These work superbly as a collage, all the images work really well together, the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Nice work!
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  4. Jim Denham says:

    Great detail work V! Dig the smiling face on Mark there too!

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