I saw this 1968 Volvo Amazon (also known as a Volvo 120) parked up in Bristol the other day. I’m not a classic car buff it was so shiny and really stood out on the street, so I thought it was worth a photo. A quick check of the number plate tells me this is […]Read more "Volvo Amazon"
Hannah and I went to Longleat again recently. We’ve been a few times before because we enjoy it so much, which means I’ve taken most of the photos I can take there. This time, I was more content just to sit, look, listen and admire the animals. Of course I got my camera out a […]Read more "Magnificent beasts"
The result of an idle thought. Dear Top Gear, I’m trying to imagine how a car would handle if mounted on bicycle wheels. I wager that some sturdy mountain bike wheels would take the weight of a light car, and that it could probably be driven forward. I bet the spokes would disintegrate as soon […]Read more "A letter to Top Gear"
This week’s Photo Challenge theme is “street scene”. This isn’t a particularly inspiring shot, but unfortunately the rain started just as I took it. It’ll have to do!Read more "Street scene"
The other day I was knocked off my bike deliberately by an impatient driver. I was cycling along a stretch of road where there were no parked cars. I was probably doing around 20mph, which is a fairly typical speed for a city cyclist on a flat road. Ahead, there was a line of parked […]Read more "Impatient drivers"
I’ve recently taken an interest in medium format photography. Aside from the “disastrous” first roll, this is the first picture I’m pleased with it. My Conway camera doesn’t have a tripod socket so this long exposure (probably about 15 seconds) was taken by holding the camera tightly against my balcony railings. Unfortunately I knocked it […]Read more "My first medium format negative"
This week’s Photo Challenge was on the theme of Perspective. Perspective. Think about the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer. For example objects nearer to the viewer appear bigger than objects which are far away, and straight lines leading away from the viewer (such as roads) […]Read more "Forced perspective"
My car was due its MOT and service today, so a couple of weeks ago I booked it into the a Ford dealership in north Bristol. Since then, there’s been a funny rattling sound from somewhere under the car. I guessed it might be the rear suspension or something like that. When I dropped the […]Read more "Three wheels on my wagon"
This week’s Photo Challenge was a thousand words. I tried to capture the feeling of a row between a couple, and one member of the couple storming off in the car, running over the roses they had just been given.Read more "Love lost"
The other night, I saw a strange cloud formation at a weather front forming around sunset. I rushed to get my camera to capture it before it disappeared. The result of my haste is a pretty poor picture of a weather front, but I like it because of the way the fish eye lens curves […]Read more "An evening view"