The view from Dundry

Recently my friend and colleague David (who knows South Bristol a lot better than I do) recommend I head up to Dundry for a great view of Bristol. Dundry is a small village several miles South from Bristol, and perched atop a large hill. It has several radio masts and I believe one of them […]

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Halls of residence

The other day, in my role as a member of university IT staff, I visited a hall of residence to install some wireless networking equipment. It’s out of term-time so the hall was unoccupied, and Chris and I had the building to ourselves. It was quite eerie  -a building normally full of people and noise […]

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Liverpool

At the weekend I visited Liverpool with a few friends. It’s the first time I’d been and for the mostpart we hung around the two cathedrals – Liverpool Cathedral (Anglican) and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (Catholic). The weather was ideal. Contrary to popular belief, clear blue skies are not great for (most) photography because the sky […]

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Mayoral CDS ZI

I know very little about this camera. It’s a silent Super 8 cine camera with auto-exposure, manual zoom and fixed focus. It shoots only at 18 fps and the only control is a trigger to start and stop.

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Mini-Bristol

This week the Photo Challenge theme says we have to take a photo that looks like it has been edited – but hasn’t. I decided to shoot a set of fake-miniature shots, otherwise known as tilt-shift. These days, this is usually done with Photoshop but it’s also possible to create the effect at the time […]

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Look what the cat dragged in!

This evening, Mittens brought a live slow-worm into the house. I’m not a huge fan of sharing my living space with reptiles, so I carried it outside and took its picture. Despite their appearance, slow-worms are not actually snakes, although they look similar to small grass snakes. Unlike snakes, their eyes can blink. To give a sense of […]

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