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 […]Read more "Milky Way"
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 […]Read more "Tower cranes"
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. […]Read more "Bristol Harbour Festival"
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 to […]Read more "Stars in the sky"
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.Read more "Staircase"
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 […]Read more "Night traffic"
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 […]Read more "Architecture through a fisheye"
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 […]Read more "Playing with a fisheye lens"