The Roman Baths

For Hannah’s birthday we visited Bath, and spent a large part of the day at the Roman Baths. I took my “new” Zorki-4 Soviet rangefinder to try it out. Here’s the birthday girl herself. This Roman chap stands in the shadow of the Abbey. And a few interior shots of the baths, to try and […]

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Long telephoto lenses

If you want to take photos at the so-called “super telephoto” range, then you have a few options. They have relative costs and relative merits. Let’s go through the main ones. Genuine super telephoto lens I’m a Canon shooter, so I will refer to the Canon lenses – but the same applies to Nikon, Sony […]

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Christmasses past

I’ve been wondering what to shoot for the Victoriana Photo Challenge. Today, in Bath, the perfect opportunity presented itself as we passed a Victorian-style sweet shop. Unfortunately I was only carrying a Soviet camera without a flash, but I managed to grab Hannah’s phone for this photo.

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Night traffic

I spent much of today trying to think of things I could go out and shoot, to try out my new Zorki rangefinder. Unfortunately it got dark and I missed my chance, but it also gave me an idea. I used the aerial photo view of Google Maps to try and find pedestrian-friendly bridges that […]

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Fishponds Road

In my mind, I conceived standing in the middle of a road junction at night, and taking a long-exposure shot of passing traffic using a fisheye lens, so the traditional streaky light trails would be curved in interesting ways. I headed over to the junction between Fishponds Road and Downend Road and stood by the […]

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