I’ve always enjoyed photographing old churches, especially rural ones that I’ve stumbled across in Somerset (St Etheldreda in West Quantoxhead is my favourite so far). For a little while I’ve been meaning to get round to seeking out more churches and having a series of outings. A couple of weeks ago I happened to learn about […]Read more "Somerset Towers project"
Not too long ago (on the same day I visited West Quantoxhead), my travels took me to the village of Uphill, not far from Weston-Super-Mare. There is a semi-ruined church which sits on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the sea. It was a pretty building so I took a picture. I like it; this […]Read more "Old Church of St Nicholas, Uphill"
Earlier this week in a charity shop in central Bristol, I discovered a parish magazine from my church, St Mary’s, Fishponds, dating from October 1947. I decided to scan it in and reproduce it here for anyone who is interested – look at the images below or download the PDF version. I think it’s fascinating – partly […]Read more "St Mary’s Church, Fishponds"
Yesterday there was wonderful Spring weather here in the South-West, so I decided to take a drive into Somerset and visit some of the places that have been on my “to-visit” list for ages. I ended up in the tiny village of West Quantoxhead, where the church of St Etheldreda (apparently also known as St […]Read more "West Quantoxhead"
I’ve never been to Tintern Abbey before, but it has been on my list of places to go for architectural photography for a while. This weekend I decided to visit with my friend Nathan. When we arrived, I was delighted to find that the whole area is picturesque and there were opportunities for photography at […]Read more "Tintern Abbey et environs"
This is a catchup post from a roll of film that has been in my Canon FTb for a while. Part of the film is the outdoor shots from our trip to Tewkesbury (you may have already seen the interior shots). The rest of it is a day trip to Devon where we visited Crediton, […]Read more "Tewkesbury, Exmouth & Dawlish"
Yesterday Hannah and I spent the day in Tewkesbury. She was singing at choral Evensong at Tewkesbury Abbey and was in rehearsal for most of the day, so I spent a few hours walking around armed with a pair of cameras and a bag of lenses. I’ve only finished one of the two films, which is exclusively […]Read more "Tewkesbury Abbey interior"
I took these two pictures with my Horseman 980 view camera on two separate trips to Somerset. The first is a view of the ruins of St Michael’s Church which sits on the top of Burrow Mump, overlooking the village of Burrowbridge. The second is a view of St Thomas à Becket Church in the village of Pensford. It […]Read more "Churches in Burrow Mump & Pensford"
This is the first roll of film I have had processed as slides. I don’t (yet) have the capability to process slides in my darkroom so I decided to shoot a couple of rolls and send them away to a lab to see if I liked the results. Turns out I love the results. The […]Read more "Gloucester countryside"
For someone who nominally “doesn’t like writing”, I rather enjoy writing articles on my blog. I never particularly enjoyed English at school, but now that I have a technical job that requires me only to make brief notes, I relish the opportunity to write about something I’m interested in once in a while. I’ve been […]Read more "My first Wikipedia article"