Milky Way

While I was mostly working with my telescope and full-spectrum camera doing “proper” astronomy¬†earlier in the week, I also left my other camera on a regular tripod pointing at the sky, trying to photography the Milky Way with a fisheye lens. This picture covers pretty much the whole sky, almost horizon to horizon. The Milky […]

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Fireworks

Fireworks, you say? These ones were in the churchyard of All Saints, Fishponds. I managed to add some extra interest to the pictures by using a fisheye lens and including part of the church building. However I can’t decide if my favourite is one of the firework pictures, or the long exposure of the bonfire.

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Tower cranes

Ever since a couple of tower cranes were erected just across from my office, I’ve had a photo like this in mind. First I didn’t have a camera on me, then I brought it to work but it got switched on in my bag and ran its batteries flat. Then it was terrible weather for […]

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Bristol Harbour Festival

OK, so this is a slight scam. I went to Bristol Harbour on three occasions recently. Only one was the Harbour Festival but I’ve bundled all the pictures into one post. They’re in chronological order. The black & white pictures were taken in early July when Hannah and I were visited by Fraser and Suzie. […]

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Polaris, the pole star

I’ve taken star trail photos before, but this time I made a special effort to include Polaris, also known as the pole star or the North star. It is very close to the celestial North pole, meaning all the other stars appear to rotate around it. At first I was annoyed that two or three […]

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My favourite tree

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.

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