Regular readers of this blog will know that I enjoy photographing the interiors and exteriors of churches and cathedrals. Bristol Cathedral, just a couple of minutes walk away from my office, is conspicuously absent from my list so far. Last week I decided to take a lunchtime walk around the cathedral as the sun was […]Read more "Bristol Cathedral"
This weekend Fraser (my best-man-to-be and arch-enemy friend of old) visited so we could go wedding suit shopping with my dad, my brothers, and Hannah’s dad. Success – we found some suits in a suit shop! Who’d have thought? I dunno why women make such a fuss about shopping 😉 So with time to spare, […]Read more "Severn Beach Sunset"
I’ve had this photo in my head for a while, but only recently got round to taking it. I like it. Canon FTb camera with Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens, lit with single desk lamp. Expired Jessops Pan 100S film, developed in Ilford Microphen.Read more "Hands"
Some time ago, Paul challenged me to do the numbers challenge. (This isn’t related to the Photo Challenge, by the way). The numbers challenge is simple. You put a film in your favourite camera, and take photos of numbers in order. On a 36-exposure film, you’d take pictures of the numbers 1-36 in order, as […]Read more "Numbers"
While I was out taking my panorama of Bristol at the weekend, I also packed a long lens and went to see what I could see. This was also the first outing of my “new” Canon FTb, which I bought mainly for astronomy. Paired with a 400mm lens, it’s an excellent combination. As a cyclist, […]Read more "Bristol from a vantage point"
Released 1971 The Canon FTb is a pretty ordinary camera as manual-focus 35mm SLRs go. It’s similar to the AE-1 Program that I already have. So why get this one? The AE-1P is electronically controlled and offers no facility for locking up the mirror. This becomes a problem when I am doing astrophotography, as the […]Read more "Canon FTb"