Sunset romance

I took this photo of Hannah and me holding hands at the top of Troopers Hill, overlooking Bristol, just as the sun went down. It’s my entry into the Valentine’s Day Photo Challenge.

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The Shard

This weekend I visited London with friends from choir. It wasn’t your average tourist outing though – we had tickets to go to the top of the Shard. This new building is the tallest in the EU and has the highest viewing platform in the UK. We went up at about 3:30 and stayed until […]

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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.

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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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Cumberland Basin in the evening

It’s the Bristol Balloon Fiesta this weekend and tonight at 6pm there was scheduled to be a mass ascent of 100 hot air balloons near the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Paul and I checked my ephemeris to find a good location (it’s a really useful app) and set off to Cumberland Basin, which affords good views […]

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Bristol Harbour Festival

OK, so this is a slight scam. I went to Bristol Harbour on three occasions recently. Only one was the Harbour Festival but I’ve bundled all the pictures into one post. They’re in chronological order. The black & white pictures were taken in early July when Hannah and I were visited by Fraser and Suzie. […]

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Long Wrangle Farm

On the way home from our photo-expedition to Burrow Mump and Berrow Beach, we spotted a golden sunset coming across the road. We stopped at the next possible place, which happened to be the entrance to Long Wrangle Farm. The sun was very low on the horizon and the light was changing rapidly, so it […]

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Rainy day

It was a very windy and rainy day in Bristol today. Unable to go for a photowalk for fear of being washed away, I loitered under the canopy at the front of the office and watched people go past. This picture was the best I managed before wimping out and going inside again after five […]

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Clouds over Brandon Hill

This week’s Photo Challenge was stormy skies. Unfortunately the weather in Bristol has been grey and overcast – lots of cloud, but nothing dramatic. So I decided to resort to abusing the HDR technique to create this image of Cabot Tower on Brandon Hill. It certainly isn’t realistic, but I don’t think that matters. I like the effect […]

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