This week’s Photo Challenge was stormy skies. Unfortunately the weather in Bristol has been grey and overcast – lots of cloud, but nothing dramatic. So I decided to resort to abusing the HDR technique to create this image of Cabot Tower on Brandon Hill. It certainly isn’t realistic, but I don’t think that matters. I like the effectContinue reading “Clouds over Brandon Hill”
Recently I was given a Halina Paulette Electric, dating back to 1967. It’s similar to the Braun Paxette, but more cheaply made. As usual, I took it for a spin with some black and white film. The quality didn’t blow me away, but perhaps even more lacklustre was my inspiration that week. First here’s aContinue reading “Photos from a Paulette”
This week, Hana bought me a Braun Paxette Electromatic II, dating from 1960 or thereabouts. I’ve shot one roll of film in it so far. Looking at these photos, you’ll see that the quality is bad – both from poor focus, camera shake due to the slow (fixed) shutter speed, and that most of themContinue reading “Playing with my new camera”
This is the back of Osborne Villas, as seen from the tops of the buildings on Woodland Road. This chap was sitting on a bench in Brandon Hill park one lunchtime, reading. Hana thought it was me! Slightly offended – that guy was probably in his 60s and bald with glasses. Perhaps Hana needs glassesContinue reading “It’s spring!”
This week I shot another roll of black & white film in my SLR. Last night I developed it, and tonight I’ve scanned and uploaded the highlights for your viewing pleasure. Unfortunately I think I overdeveloped the film a little, so some of the brighter areas are burnt out. Never mind. First of all, hereContinue reading “Shots of Bristol”
This waterfall is near Cabot Tower on Brandon Hill, Bristol.