This is the back of Osborne Villas, as seen from the tops of the buildings on Woodland Road. This chap was sitting on a bench in Brandon Hill park one lunchtime, reading. Hana thought it was me! Slightly offended – that guy was probably in his 60s and bald with glasses. Perhaps Hana needs glasses […]Read more "It’s spring!"
Some say that it’s not wildlife if it’s urban vermin. I don’t care, and here are my pictures of seagulls and pigeons. This is the first time I’ve tried using fast film (Ilford HP5+) in my camera, and I coupled it with an 80-200mm lens. This photo of a seagull was an exercise to practise […]Read more "Some “wildlife”"
My car was due its MOT and service today, so a couple of weeks ago I booked it into the a Ford dealership in north Bristol. Since then, there’s been a funny rattling sound from somewhere under the car. I guessed it might be the rear suspension or something like that. When I dropped the […]Read more "Three wheels on my wagon"
Today my new 50mm f/1.8 lens arrived. It’s hailing outside and there isn’t much to point a camera at indoors, but Hana sat thinking so I snapped one of her. I shot this with the aperture wide open, and I’m pleased with the result. It’s my fastest lens by a long way, and I think […]Read more "Hana through a new lens"
OK, well not quite a stag party. But I did take a photo of a stag in Ashton Court. The focus isn’t perfect, because the grass in the foreground seemed to throw the autofocus. I guess it just proves their camouflage is effective 🙂 In other wildlife-related news, we saw a worm.Read more "Stag party"
Recently, Paul recommended I use Hugin for stitching panoramas, having used it himself for a panorama taken from the top of the H H Wills physics building. Before I spent ages finding a decent location, I thought it would be wise to figure out how exposure lock works, and to make sure I could use […]Read more "My first attempt at a panorama"
I’ve decided to start tagging all of my new posts from now with the camera and lens they were taken with. At some point I will probably work back through the archive (250 posts!) and tag those too. You can now find photos taken with: Sony Ericsson K800i Fuji Finepix S6500fd Fuji Finepix S9600 Canon […]Read more "Tagging photos by camera"