Today’s sunshine found Hana and me on the Downs for a picnic. As usual I brought the camera and managed to snap this photo of a bird taking off. Unfortunately it’s not in perfect focus because the autofocus on this Tamron 70-300mm lens can only be considered fast by glacial standards. Fortunately, this cyclist passed […]

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Royal Fort Garden

At lunchtime today I went for a walk in Royal Fort Garden. It was the first really summery day of the year, and a lovely day to eat lunch outside. These daffodils are in front of the physics building (left) and Royal Fort House (right). This robin was very tame. Given that I was sat […]

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It’s spring!

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 glasses […]

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Stag party

OK, well not quite a stag party. But I did take a photo of a stag in Ashton Court. The focus isn’t perfect, because the grass in the foreground seemed to throw the autofocus. I guess it just proves their camouflage is effective 🙂 In other wildlife-related news, we saw a worm.

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My first attempt at a panorama

Recently, Paul recommended I use Hugin for stitching panoramas, having used it himself for a panorama taken from the top of the H H Wills physics building. Before I spent ages finding a decent location, I thought it would be wise to figure out how exposure lock works, and to make sure I could use […]

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Grey industrialism

Yet another day finds me at Bristol dockside during my lunch hour. I wish there more places with easy walking distance of my office. The weather was miserable today. It was grey and rainy, so here are a couple of black and white pictures to match.

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Springtime in Bristol

From the title, you were probably expecting some shots of nature. But no – these photos are taken from a couple of walks around Bristol docks with Paul and Ian. This week has been the first sunny week since last year and it was really good weather for taking photos on film. As this film […]

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