I happened to be in Clifton the other night, so I made a panorama of the bridge. It’s made of three frames, shot handheld.Read more "Clifton Suspension Bridge at night"
This week’s Photo Challenge is corners. I went out in search of interesting corners. There weren’t many, but I quite like this composition. I think it’s the way to square right angles of the sun shield contrast with the angle of the rest of the building.Read more "Corners"
Today it snowed! We had quite a few inches, which is unusual for Bristol. After I had performed my Snow Warden duties I headed up Troopers Hill into the nature reserve to take some pictures. I started out early while there weren’t many people around and took some pictures of the unspoilt snow. Later on, there […]Read more "Snow on Troopers Hill"
I’ve photographed Jupiter before with my 5″ telescope. Its focal length is 1500mm which means Jupiter is quite small on my camera’s sensor when using the prime focus method. For Christmas, Hannah bought me a 5× Barlow lens which gives me an effective focal length of 7500mm. Now, Jupiter is 5× wider and 5× taller, […]Read more "Jupiter – more magnified than ever before"
For Christmas, I asked Mummy and Daddy Father Christmas for a light box, to help me review slides and negatives before printing and scanning. Today’s the first day I’ve had a chance to try it out, and here it is. It’s a box… with a light in. Who’d have thought! It works really well and […]Read more "Light box"
I spent this morning at Bristol Airport, watching aeroplanes take off and land. It was cold enough that nearby puddles were frozen though, but it was the first sunny day this year, so I braved the ice and waited around with my camera. I think the wait paid off, as I caught this jet burning […]Read more "Touchdown!"
Background I have a Celestron NexStar SLT 127 telescope. For those who don’t know, it’s a battery-powered telescope which has a small computer to navigate around the skies and steer the telescope. It’s quite hungry for power – the telescope takes 8 AA batteries. Depending on the type of batteries you use and the temperature, […]Read more "Making a battery box for my Celestron telescope"