On Troopers Hill at night

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 ofContinue reading “On Troopers Hill at night”

Another panorama of Bristol

Yesterday I shot a panorama of east Bristol from a vantage point in north-east Bristol. It turned out OK, but it didn’t show the characteristic landmarks in Clifton and the centre. So today, I went to south Bristol and found a vantage point in Nover’s Common that overlooks most of the city. This panorama startsContinue reading “Another panorama of Bristol”

Spring comes to Oldbury Court

Note: This post was written in February but for some reason I forgot to hit the button publish it. Enjoy your belated Spring photo! I know that each year, when the seasons change, I get all excited. It’s like I forget about the seasons within twelve months, and get all excited when it comes aroundContinue reading “Spring comes to Oldbury Court”

Lens test: Canon EF vs FD 50mm f/1.8

In 1987, Canon introduced their new autofocus-capable EF lens mount for their EOS series of cameras – including today’s digital SLRs. It was incompatible with the older manual focus FD lens mount. The flange focal distance of the newer EF lenses is slightly longer meaning that an adapter for mounting FD lenses on an EFContinue reading “Lens test: Canon EF vs FD 50mm f/1.8”

Mothering Sunday

This weekend I popped home to see my mum for Mothering Sunday. Mothering Sunday brought with it a visit to church, where I spotted the sunlight glancing off the bevelled edge of this headstone. Later in the afternoon, the sun went down between broken clouds and formed a very dramatic sunset. Because human eyes haveContinue reading “Mothering Sunday”

Recreating a famous photograph

I decided to set a tricky Photo Challenge this week – recreating a famous photo. For my own entry, I decided immediately that it should be in black and white. Rather than imitating a fine art photograph, I tried to think of famous documentary or news-related photos. Probably due to the fact that I sawContinue reading “Recreating a famous photograph”

Stars in the sky

Sorry for the unoriginal post title – I’m trying to avoid having yet another post entitled stars at night, heavenly bodies, or anything else clichéd. In Bristol, the light pollution is pretty bad so I’ve been trying to find a decent compromise between somewhere away from street lights and somewhere that’s not a pain toContinue reading “Stars in the sky”