Netham weir

Netham weir is a place I’ve been to regularly before. The water level is very variable due to the tidal Avon and often you can’t see the weir at all. This time, I checked the tide times and waited for a dry day when I would expect the greatest drop. As I hoped, the water […]

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Chew Stoke

Last weekend, while I was out and about in Somerset photographing churches for my project, I saw this arched bridge over a ford in Chew Stoke. No further explanation necessary; it’s a pretty scene! Horseman 980 camera with 65mm f/5.6 lens. Exposure 1/15 at f/11 on Ilford FP4+ with orange filter.

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Infrared Week Part 7

Our final instalment of Infrared Week is an image of Clifton Suspension Bridge. Foliage turns white and the grass resembles snow. The stonework of the bridge appears a dark grey. This is my favourite image of Infrared Week, and so I have saved it until last 🙂 Mamiya C220 camera with Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 lens […]

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Netham and Glastonbury

Netham (in Bristol) and Glastonbury don’t really have anything in common, except that they shared a film in my Canon T90. At Netham there is a lock and a weir, and further upstream, there is Brunel’s Avon Bridge. The bridge is a Grade I listed building but unfortunately it has a steel-frame bridge built alongside it on […]

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Cumberland Basin in the evening

It’s the Bristol Balloon Fiesta this weekend and tonight at 6pm there was scheduled to be a mass ascent of 100 hot air balloons near the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Paul and I checked my ephemeris to find a good location (it’s a really useful app) and set off to Cumberland Basin, which affords good views […]

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Colour in the Conway

I shot a roll of colour film in my Conway box camera. It’s interesting because being a 1950s model, it wasn’t designed for colour use. You might think it wouldn’t make much difference, but the lens is neither coated nor corrected for chromatic aberration, so you end up with a low-contrast, soft and dreamy image. […]

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