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"
Stage 4 of the 2014 Tour of Britain finished on the Downs in Bristol today. Hannah and I went along to support, and got a spot about 300m from the end, by Sea Walls. We were on the outside of the bend on Circular Road so we’d get a good view. I won’t bore you […]Read more "Tour of Britain – Stage 4 in Bristol"
This week we had a couple of really foggy days in Bristol (and much of the rest of the country too, I gather). I love the fog so I went out shooting. I took a Zorki 4 rangefinder with Jupiter 8 and Jupiter 12 lenses and my Canon EOS 600D DSLR with Canon EF-S 17-85mm […]Read more "A foggy day in Bristol town"
My entry for this week’s Photo Challenge is a pair of pictures taken on St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol – also known in the past as The Tramways Centre and today simply as The Centre. The first picture was taken in 1955 by a relative of one of my colleagues. I took the second picture on 13th […]Read more "Then & Now"
Recently I scanned in some old slides for a colleague of work. Most were family photos but there was a handful of pictures of Bristol in decades gone by. He has very kindly agreed to let me publish these pictures, so here they are. The Centre in 1955, compared with modern view The Centre in […]Read more "Old pictures of Bristol"