For landscape and architectural photography, there is no question that using a view camera gives you the best control over perspective, the plane of focus and spectacular resolution too. For several years I’ve been using a Horseman 980 medium format technical field camera for this purpose. It has almost all the functionality of a large […]Read more "Horseman 980 vs Horseman 45HD"
The weather has been bad lately and quite a lot of the Somerset Levels is still suffering from flooding. Last weekend though, the sun peeped out for a little bit so I decided to check the flood maps and head to some of the drier villages within easy reach of Bristol. I captured a few […]Read more "Somerset Towers project continues"
Last weekend, while I was out and about in Somerset photographing churches for my project, I saw this arched bridge over a ford in Chew Stoke. No further explanation necessary; it’s a pretty scene! Horseman 980 camera with 65mm f/5.6 lens. Exposure 1/15 at f/11 on Ilford FP4+ with orange filter.Read more "Chew Stoke"
This week the Photo Challenge theme says we have to take a photo that looks like it has been edited – but hasn’t. I decided to shoot a set of fake-miniature shots, otherwise known as tilt-shift. These days, this is usually done with Photoshop but it’s also possible to create the effect at the time […]Read more "Mini-Bristol"
Not too long ago (on the same day I visited West Quantoxhead), my travels took me to the village of Uphill, not far from Weston-Super-Mare. There is a semi-ruined church which sits on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the sea. It was a pretty building so I took a picture. I like it; this […]Read more "Old Church of St Nicholas, Uphill"
Yesterday there was wonderful Spring weather here in the South-West, so I decided to take a drive into Somerset and visit some of the places that have been on my “to-visit” list for ages. I ended up in the tiny village of West Quantoxhead, where the church of St Etheldreda (apparently also known as St […]Read more "West Quantoxhead"
I’ve never been to Tintern Abbey before, but it has been on my list of places to go for architectural photography for a while. This weekend I decided to visit with my friend Nathan. When we arrived, I was delighted to find that the whole area is picturesque and there were opportunities for photography at […]Read more "Tintern Abbey et environs"