Lancaster Instantograph

For Christmas, my father-in-law-to-be gave me a Victorian mahogany and brass view camera. It’s an Instantograph, manufactured by J Lancaster & Son of Birmingham. Despite its name, there’s nothing instant about this camera! The Instantograph was first introduced in 1882 and evolved through various design iterations until the last ones were made some time in the early […]

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Bristol Aquarium

Bristol Aquarium has been open for a while, but I only just got around to going with some friends, for Hannah’s birthday. Shooting inside the aquarium was a challenge as it was quite dark. I had to use my fastest lens (a Canon 50mm f/1.8) even though it wasn’t the ideal lens for the job. […]

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Eden Project

A couple of weeks ago I visited the Eden Project. I haven’t been for a couple of years, and it was interesting to go in winter this time. Although the biomes are still heated, it is still winter for the plants and they are at different stages of their life cycle. It was slightly disappointing […]

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Orion Nebula

Last night it was incredibly clear so with a few friends I ventured out to my favourite dark-sky spot in rural Somerset. The moon was below the horizon for most of the evening so it was sufficiently dark to see the Milky Way. We had a quick peek at Jupiter, as it’s easy to find, […]

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