This week I loaded some Ilford Pan F Plus 50 film into my AE-1. It’s the slowest film I’ve used to date. I took a few photos around the campus of Bristol University but before I had a chance to shoot many, I lent the camera to my mate who visited for the weekend. He […]Read more "More Bristol architecture"
I quite enjoy macro photography. When I used to use my Fuji S9600 as my main camera, it had a super macro mode, which allowed me to focus on objects as close as 1cm. That was pretty handy for macro shots and the results were generally good – such as this disgusting pupa. Since swapping […]Read more "My Tamron 90mm macro lens"
This is nothing more than a test shot for my new Tamron 90mm macro lens. If you’re interested, I’ve written a few words about it on my geek blog. No doubt there will be many more macro images posted here in the future! 🙂Read more "Velcro"
Fedora 13 (“Goddard”) was released today. I wouldn’t normally go upgrading my OS to the latest on the day of release, but frankly anyone who runs Fedora is an early adopter by definition. I started by upgrading two unimportant Fedora 12 virtual machines at work using preupgrade. One went smoothly but the other failed because […]Read more "Yay for Fedora 13"
I visited my parents this weekend. Both of my brothers were also at home, because their birthdays are both in May. We were treated to beautiful, sunny weather on Friday. My brothers played hockey in the garden but I was too lazy to join in, so I broke out my telephoto lens and tried my […]Read more "A sunny weekend"
As much as I like fair weather, I’m not nearly so keen on fair weather cyclists. Fair weather cyclists are those who suddenly take to two wheels only when the sun is out. Typically I find them to be poor cyclists, both in their control of the bicycle (e.g. going in a straight line) and […]Read more "Fair weather cyclists"
I’ve never really attempted to take photos of graffiti before, this week I saw two pieces in particular that I really like – and a third whose photo also came out OK. I spotted all three of these in the Clifton area of Bristol. This first one isn’t that interesting, but I like the contrasty […]Read more "Graffiti"