Since having a baby and giving up astronomy, I’ve not been out much at night. But last week, Ed invited me to go and photograph the industry at Severn Beach in the small hours. There’s a new SITA Severnside energy recovery centre (i.e. burning rubbish to generate electricity) and every night there’s a delivery of […]Read more "Severnside"
I didn’t mean to be a collector – I really didn’t. I was given a Canon AE-1 Program by my uncle in 2009 and I started using it. I loved it and I fell firmly into film photography with both feet. I’ve bought various cameras since but I have always had a rule that I […]Read more "The Canon A family"
I had a busy bank holiday weekend. I travelled around and shot three rolls and two sheets of film. I’ll try and break these photos down into distinct events. First there were a couple of test shots using my new Canon FD 200mm f/2.8 lens. The cranes stand in Bristol’s floating harbour and the other view […]Read more "Busy bank holiday"
At the weekend I visited Liverpool with a few friends. It’s the first time I’d been and for the mostpart we hung around the two cathedrals – Liverpool Cathedral (Anglican) and Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral (Catholic). The weather was ideal. Contrary to popular belief, clear blue skies are not great for (most) photography because the sky […]Read more "Liverpool"
This weekend Fraser (my best-man-to-be and arch-enemy friend of old) visited so we could go wedding suit shopping with my dad, my brothers, and Hannah’s dad. Success – we found some suits in a suit shop! Who’d have thought? I dunno why women make such a fuss about shopping 😉 So with time to spare, […]Read more "Severn Beach Sunset"
Yesterday Hannah and I spent the day in Tewkesbury. She was singing at choral Evensong at Tewkesbury Abbey and was in rehearsal for most of the day, so I spent a few hours walking around armed with a pair of cameras and a bag of lenses. I’ve only finished one of the two films, which is exclusively […]Read more "Tewkesbury Abbey interior"
This is the first roll of film I have had processed as slides. I don’t (yet) have the capability to process slides in my darkroom so I decided to shoot a couple of rolls and send them away to a lab to see if I liked the results. Turns out I love the results. The […]Read more "Gloucester countryside"
Hannah and I spent the Bank Holiday weekend in Gloucester. It rained for most of the time, but I managed to take some reasonable interior shots of the cathedral. These pictures were taken on Fuji Neopan 1600 film, using a Canon AE-1 Program camera with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4 and Canon FD 28mm f/2.8 lenses. […]Read more "Gloucester cathedral & docks"
Readers of my blog should know by now that I love fog and mist. There was a thick fog over Troopers Hill the other morning so I got out of bed early on my day off to capture it. I’ve experimented with a different layout of pictures this time – click the pictures to see […]Read more "A foggy day up Troopers Hill"
Yesterday I visited the SS Great Britain with Hannah and her parents. None of us had been before, and we were treated to a sunny Spring day. The SS Great Britain was the first iron steamship with a propeller rather than paddles, and was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The SS Great Britain is a […]Read more "SS Great Britain"