Cheerleaders

I don’t normally go around taking pictures of cheerleaders, but today the University of Bristol hosted an Olympic-themed street party to celebrate¬†Universities¬†Week and to showcase some sporting talent. I thought the whole event was a bit lame – no real sports displays, just a few people playing a variety of sports messing about in the […]

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Hannah’s new glasses

Last time Hannah got some new glasses, I photographed them on the table. This time, she was kind enough to let me take her picture wearing them. While the flashes were set up, I asked her to point the camera at me (it’s about time I had a new profile picture!). I wasn’t planning to […]

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Flash in a chimney

I realised recently that I hardly use any flash in my photography. I’d like to improve my skills with artificial lighting and the only way is by practice. Trouble is, I’m not really interested in portraiture, which is the most common use for strobes. Today I was inspired after seeing some pictures of night landscapes […]

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Stanton Drew stone circles

Today I went to see the stone circles at Stanton Drew. It’s kind of a poor man’s Stonehenge, but it was very quiet even on a bank holiday, due to its obscurity. There was just one man sitting in a deckchair, painting a watercolour, but I was able to hide him behind one of the […]

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Night shots

Recently I read about taking exposures at night, lasting perhaps ten minutes, and using nothing but ambient moonlight or the general glow of the night sky. It’s supposed to give a strange feel to photographs – they appear to be lit as brightly as in the day, but something is “wrong” with them. I decided […]

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Jaywalking

Jaywalking, or as it is more concisely known in the UK, crossing at the red man, really winds me up. So I decided to capture it for this week’s Photo Challenge – things that make you angry. Working on a university campus, it wasn’t hard to find dozens of students walking in front of cars […]

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Spots

For some time, I’ve been wanting to take a photo of this giant mural on the side of the Bristol uni chemistry lab. The Spots v Stripes Photo Challenge presented the ideal opportunity.

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