Although St John the Baptist church is not far from my house, I’d never been past it and didn’t know it existed. Over the last few weeks we were invited to both a wedding and a christening at this lovely church, and I vowed to return with my largest camera to do it justice. The church stands […]Read more "St John the Baptist, Frenchay"
It’s been cold and frosty in Bristol for the past few days. We’ve also been spoiled with bright, sunny weather and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The other day on my way into work, I stopped off from cycling, removed my gloves for as long as I dared, and snapped this image.Read more "Frosty morning"
Last night I went up Troopers Hill to watch and take pictures of the Perseid meteors. Unfortunately after 30 minutes I’d only seen one meteor and needless to say, that’s when the camera wasn’t running… It wasn’t an entirely wasted trip though, as I grabbed this shot of the lights of central Bristol before returning […]Read more "Bright lights, big city"
These pictures were taken on a lazy walk after work on a warm summer’s evening. There was a lovely glow in the air and people were relaxed. I did my best to capture the easy vibe with my Zorki-4, Jupiter-8 and a roll of Agfa Vista 200, aka Poundland film.Read more "Summer evening in Bristol"
Not a very glamorous name, but there is a rail depot there and a good vantage point from St Philip’s Causeway. As it was sunny, I took this picture with my infrared DSLR.Read more "St Philip’s Marsh"
Mist + Bristol = Mistol. Well, I thought it was funny anyway. These two shots were taken on a roll of film that’s been in my Zeiss Super Ikonta A 531 for a few weeks. Many of the pictures didn’t come out, because I forgot that the 1937 Tessar lens is not coated, and flares very […]Read more "Mistol"
These photos are film a film I shot in June but only recently got processed. I normally process all my own films at home but this was one was a slide film and I send those away. I don’t have the chemicals required to process colour slides and I definitely don’t have the patience to […]Read more "Playing catch-up"
There’s a fantastic Facebook group called Bristol – Then and Now Photographs. For ages I’ve wanted to contribute something but I haven’t had a suitable “then” photo to recreate. Recently, I came across a picture of the Computer Centre at the University of Bristol. This unremarkable structure on Tyndall Avenue was completed in the early […]Read more "University of Bristol Computer Centre"
I processed a handful of films today. My film database ticked over the 5000th negative and I promised myself I would publish the 5000th picture, whatever it was. Turns out the 5000th photo is a picture I took on Troopers Hill on a misty morning in October. This view is looking towards Dundridge Park . […]Read more "Negative #5000"
This week’s Photo Challenge is entitled peace. I’ve wanted to try using my large format camera indoors for a while now, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to capture the peaceful interior of a cathedral. I used my Horseman 45HD camera with Schneider-Kreuznach Super-Angulon 65mm f/8 lens, which really is extremely wide angle on the […]Read more "Bristol cathedral"