This photo was taken for the Photo Challenge this week – folks & their camera. Taking a self-portrait on a camera that doesn’t have a self-timer is pretty hard, so I decided to pose with my fun camera and use my digital camera to take the picture.Read more "Me & my camera"
Yep, it’s the moon again – but this time through my new lens. It’s a Tokina 400mm f/5.6 prime for Canon FD mount, with 2× teleconverter, mounted on my Canon DSLR with a corrective adapter. For those who don’t know or care about lenses – this is my zoomiest lens so far. I also stacked […]Read more "The moon again"
Today I went to Bristol zoo with Hannah and her parents. The sun was out and it was a lovely day for shooting with my Canon 450D and slightly slow Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 telephoto lens. These photos are all in chronological order. We started off in the reptile house. I don’t really know what any […]Read more "Bristol zoo"
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 […]Read more "Stanton Drew stone circles"
For ages, I’ve wanted to make a decent roundograph. I’ve tried on a couple of occasions in the past, but the result has always been pretty bad. On this occasion, I appear to have succeeded in making a decent planet. I will definitely revisit this, and endeavour to find a more interesting landscape than a […]Read more "My first (successful) roundograph"
This weekend I popped home to see my mum for Mothering Sunday. Mothering Sunday brought with it a visit to church, where I spotted the sunlight glancing off the bevelled edge of this headstone. Later in the afternoon, the sun went down between broken clouds and formed a very dramatic sunset. Because human eyes have […]Read more "Mothering Sunday"
There’s a large tree in Oldbury Court Estate, just minutes from my house, that I’ve photographed many times before – but rarely in colour. It’s very picturesque, quintessentially tree-shaped and with lovely rough bark. This time I’ve gone for bold colours and a fisheye lens to try and capture the excitement and brightness of Spring.Read more "My favourite tree"