The moon in motion

These photos of the moon were taken three minutes apart each. It’s surprising how quickly the moon moves across the sky! I plan to revisit this idea when the moon is lower in the sky, and incorporate some trees or buildings

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King Henry VIII Relay

Today, the 40th King Henry VIII Relay took place – a prestigious 6×2.3 mile relay race for secondary schools. I took the day off work to watch, as my brother Edmund was competing for King Henry VIII school, running the sixth leg. I ran the Relay a few years ago so it was a bit […]

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Full moon

It’s a full moon tonight, so here’s yet another picture of the moon. I’m fascinated by that rock. This time I played with other “props” to complement the moon – in this case, next door’s hedge.

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Student day of Action

Today, students across the UK protested against cuts to education funding, and an increase in tuition fees. I’ve got mixed opinions on the subject that I won’t go into here, but I decided to follow the rally and the march to see if there were any good photos to be had. The initial rally was […]

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Full moon

It’s very clear tonight, and there’s a full moon. I’ve tried photographing the moon many times before, but I think this is the best attempt so far. It’s probably due to bits of experience that I’ve gained, such as: mirror lock-up to ensure a shake-free picture stopping down to increase sharpness spot metering to ensure […]

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A weekend in Center Parcs

Over the Bank Holiday weekend, I visited the Sherwood Forest Center Parcs with Hannah and my family. As usual, I took at least one camera. I decided to take my trusty DSLR, as well a newly-bought waterproof 35mm camera, as we were intending to go swimming and canoeing. I shall try to piece my holiday […]

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A sunny weekend

I visited my parents this weekend. Both of my brothers were also at home, because their birthdays are both in May. We were treated to beautiful, sunny weather on Friday. My brothers played hockey in the garden but I was too lazy to join in, so I broke out my telephoto lens and tried my […]

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Graffiti

I’ve never really attempted to take photos of graffiti before, this week I saw two pieces in particular that I really like – and a third whose photo also came out OK. I spotted all three of these in the Clifton area of Bristol. This first one isn’t that interesting, but I like the contrasty […]

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