Last week, Matt and I visited the Priory Church of St Mary in Usk, South Wales. Our visit centred around the large pipe organ which boasts three manuals (keyboards) and horizontally-mounted trumpet pipes. We were both a bit out of practice but I made some recordings anyway. There are mistakes aplenty but these three pieces show someContinue reading “Priory Church of St Mary, Usk”
Last night I went up Troopers Hill to watch and take pictures of the Perseid meteors. Unfortunately after 30 minutes I’d only seen one meteor and needless to say, that’s when the camera wasn’t running… It wasn’t an entirely wasted trip though, as I grabbed this shot of the lights of central Bristol before returningContinue reading “Bright lights, big city”
Just a simple shot of the evening sunlight coming in the window and falling upon a vase of roses.
Hannah and I went to Longleat again recently. We’ve been a few times before because we enjoy it so much, which means I’ve taken most of the photos I can take there. This time, I was more content just to sit, look, listen and admire the animals. Of course I got my camera out aContinue reading “Magnificent beasts”
The common mention of “ultraviolet” in photography is the use of ultraviolet (UV) filters, which specifically block UV light and allow visible light into the camera. This is less important in the digital days since UV is also blocked at the camera sensor. It was more important in the film days when too much UV lightContinue reading “Ultraviolet photography”
There’s been a lot of black & white photos on my blog lately, so I think it is about time for a splash of colour. Here are some water droplets perched on my grass.
Not a very glamorous name, but there is a rail depot there and a good vantage point from St Philip’s Causeway. As it was sunny, I took this picture with my infrared DSLR.
For Christmas, I was given a kumquat tree. Miraculously, it has survived thus far and so I photographed it for this week’s fruit-themed Photo Challenge. I had intended to make a more elaborate still life composition, but when I looked at it, I thought the contrast of the gnarly tree trunk and the smooth fruitContinue reading “Kumquat tree”
A quick shot of a chess board for this week’s photo challenge, for reasons that will become clear! Digital shot with Canon EOS 600D and Tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro. Blue tint and fake film grain added digitally.
I’ve used infrared film quite a lot in the past, but hardly used my infrared DSLR for anything except astronomy. I once tested digital infrared, but this is the first time I’ve properly used it for photography. These assorted shots were taken over the past few days, whenever the sun came out. These pictures wereContinue reading “Digital infrared”