I realised recently that I hardly use any flash in my photography. I’d like to improve my skills with artificial lighting and the only way is by practice. Trouble is, I’m not really interested in portraiture, which is the most common use for strobes. Today I was inspired after seeing some pictures of night landscapes […]Read more "Flash in a chimney"
This picture is my first attempt at HDR. It was taken inside the chimney on Trooper’s Hill using a fisheye lens.Read more "HDR in a copper smelter"
Tonight found me on top of Troopers Hill, which overlooks the city of Bristol. It’s about three miles from the centre, so it affords pretty spectacular views. Click this image below for a somewhat larger version, or inspect the really huge version. I also took this long-exposure shot of the chimney on the top of […]Read more "On Troopers Hill at night"
Trooper’s Hill today is a nature reserve near the centre of Bristol, in St George. It is steeply hilly and undulating, with rocky outcrops and mini cliffs as a result of mining for coal, copper, clay and slate at various points over the centuries. It is mostly covered with grass and heather and is an […]Read more "Trooper’s Hill"
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 […]Read more "Springtime in Bristol"