Milky Way

While I was mostly working with my telescope and full-spectrum camera doing “proper” astronomy¬†earlier in the week, I also left my other camera on a regular tripod pointing at the sky, trying to photography the Milky Way with a fisheye lens. This picture covers pretty much the whole sky, almost horizon to horizon. The Milky […]

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Tower cranes

Ever since a couple of tower cranes were erected just across from my office, I’ve had a photo like this in mind. First I didn’t have a camera on me, then I brought it to work but it got switched on in my bag and ran its batteries flat. Then it was terrible weather for […]

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Bristol Harbour Festival

OK, so this is a slight scam. I went to Bristol Harbour on three occasions recently. Only one was the Harbour Festival but I’ve bundled all the pictures into one post. They’re in chronological order. The black & white pictures were taken in early July when Hannah and I were visited by Fraser and Suzie. […]

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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 clich√©d. 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 to […]

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Staircase

I’m playing catchup a bit here. This photo was actually actually taken a fortnight ago, for the staircases Photo Challenge. This staircase is in the H H Wills Physics Laboratory, Bristol.

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Night traffic

I spent much of today trying to think of things I could go out and shoot, to try out my new Zorki rangefinder. Unfortunately it got dark and I missed my chance, but it also gave me an idea. I used the aerial photo view of Google Maps to try and find pedestrian-friendly bridges that […]

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Architecture through a fisheye

This week’s Photo Challenge is architecture. I want my photo to be a little bit different from everyone else’s so I decided to use my fisheye lens. Building almost always have straight edges, so a curved and distorted lens can really make things interesting. One of the criteria of this Challenge is to take only […]

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Playing with a fisheye lens

Today my fisheye lens arrived. It’s not a whole lens for an SLR camera; rather an “add-on” lens that screws into the filter thread on my Fuji S9600 or any other lens. I’ve tried a few ideas with it, and been as creative as one can possibly be in a boring flat on a lazy […]

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