A combination of bad weather, having a toddler and generally being busy has meant I haven’t done much photography recently. When I have taken pictures, it’s never been enough to finish a film. Last fortnight, though, I finished a roll of film in my Canon T90 that’s been in there for ages, and I had […]Read more "Photo catch-up"
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"
Last week, Hannah and I camped in Cornwall for a few days. The highlights of the break were a trip to the Eden Project, and a beach day spent at Bude. Hannah enjoyed sunbathing and reading while I preferred to take a walk away from the sandy beach, past the harbour and towards the rockier coast. […]Read more "Camping in Cornwall"
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"
This is a catchup post from a roll of film that has been in my Canon FTb for a while. Part of the film is the outdoor shots from our trip to Tewkesbury (you may have already seen the interior shots). The rest of it is a day trip to Devon where we visited Crediton, […]Read more "Tewkesbury, Exmouth & Dawlish"
I went to Berrow beach with my Horseman view camera, in hope of finding the wreck of the Norwegian sailing ship SS Nornen, which ran aground in 1897. I found the wreck at low tide, although the lighting was a bit flat and boring. I think I need to return some time when low tide coincides with sunset. […]Read more "Berrow shipwreck"
Living in Bristol and aspiring to be a landscape photographer, it was inevitable I would one day visit Clevedon pier. When I visited in June, it started to rain just as I got there. I was initially disappointed (and wet) but now I’ve come to inspect the negatives, I think the inclement weather adds a […]Read more "Clevedon pier"
This week I went to Severn Beach after dark, to see what the second Severn Crossing looked like. Turns out it’s pretty nice at night.Read more "Severn Beach"
Today I took my RB67 for a walk along the Severn Beach, underneath the second Severn Crossing and towards the older one. It was on my list of potential places for landscapes, and it’s one of the nearer ones to my home in Bristol. It wasn’t as interesting as I had hoped, but I had […]Read more "Severn Beach"
I’ve been running through another film my Braun Paxette over the last few weeks. It has never been a reliable camera, with a shutter that often sticks open longer than it should, and a guess-focussing system that isn’t even calibrated to its own dial. Couple that with the fact I accidentally opened the back of […]Read more "Another go on the Paxette"