I’ve always enjoyed photographing old churches, especially rural ones that I’ve stumbled across in Somerset (St Etheldreda in West Quantoxhead is my favourite so far). For a little while I’ve been meaning to get round to seeking out more churches and having a series of outings. A couple of weeks ago I happened to learn about […]Read more "Somerset Towers project"
Some time ago I got a new telescope – a Celestron 130EQ-MD Newtonian rather than a Celestron NexStar 127 SLT Cassegrain-Maksutov formula. In short, it is more sensitive to light but sacrifices magnification. It’s perfect for deep-space observation like nebulae and galaxies, while the Maksutov is better for observing planets which are much brighter and […]Read more "Andromeda Galaxy"
Ever since I tried my hand at sort-of-abstract fine art photography, I fancied dressing as a 1960s art photographer. I’ve had the idea of taking a self-portrait like this for ages, but I only just had the motivation to try it as this week’s Photo Challenge is to take a self portrait. Taking self portraits […]Read more "Art photographer"
The Bristol Balloon Fiesta is taking place at the moment. I’m not really one for crowds, so last night instead of heading over to Ashton Court to see the festival, I drove to a top-secret location just south of Bristol, on top of a hill which overlooks the city. Armed with a pair of binoculars […]Read more "Bristol Balloon Fiesta Night Glow"