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"
Nathan and I went for a walk on Bristol Downs today, hoping to find some pictures of sport for this week’s Photo Challenge. Two local football teams were playing each other in training, so I stopped to take a few photos. This one was the best. Then the heavens opened and it started to pour […]Read more "A walk on the Downs"
This film has been in my Canon AE-1 Program for a while, so this assortment of unconnected photos go back a while. Unfortunately the film curled pretty badly while drying and I wasn’t able to scan it properly. Quite a few of these pictures have Newton’s rings in them – rainbow-coloured splodges across the middle […]Read more "Avon Gorge and other stuff"
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 […]Read more "Takeoff!"
Last night I went for a walk around the Clifton downs and suspension bridge around sunset. The BBC forecast sunset at 9:04pm, and here’s what I came up with. In the first picture, the sun was above the horizon but the light was lovely and golden, and allowed me to take this picture of the […]Read more "Sunset over Avon Gorge"