Goodnight, Bristol

Taken from the top of Troopers Hill, overlooking Bristol, while I was actually out looking for the Pan-STARRS comet that should have been visible, but sadly wasn’t, due to atmospheric haze and light pollution. I processed this photo to make it monochrome, add a hint of sepia and fake some film grain to make it […]

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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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Touchdown!

I spent this morning at Bristol Airport, watching aeroplanes take off and land. It was cold enough that nearby puddles were frozen though, but it was the first sunny day this year, so I braved the ice and waited around with my camera. I think the wait paid off, as I caught this jet burning […]

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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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A walk on the Downs

Nathan and I went for a walk on Bristol Downs today, hoping to find some pictures of sport for this week’s Photo Challenge. Two local football teams were playing each other in training, so I stopped to take a few photos. This one was the best. Then the heavens opened and it started to pour […]

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Longleat Safari Park

This week, Hannah and I stayed in at Center Parcs in Longleat forest. One of the nearest attractions is Longleat Safari park. I’m not an animal expert but I do admire their beauty, so naturally I took my camera. I ended up taking over a thousand pictures of creatures great and small, ranging from small […]

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Bristol zoo

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 […]

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Super-moon

Tonight is the “supermoon“, apparently. It’s the closest it’s been since 1992 and should look larger and brighter. Delving a little deeper into the numbers, it is only a small percentage closer and the effects probably won’t be visible to the naked eye, without some sort of measuring equipment. Whatever. We all know I love […]

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