Oldbury Court revisited

I like to live within walking distance of photogenic areas. Until a few years ago, we used to live adjacent to Oldbury Court, but these days we live near Troopers Hill instead. It’s only three miles away but I’ve missed Oldbury Court as we rarely go now. For the first time in a while, we visited for a […]

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Making a fake daguerrotype

Daguerrotypes are an old type of photograph which were produced on a silver-coated copper plate, giving a mirror-like finish. True daguerrotypes need unpleasant chemicals but I tried to find a different technique to make unique pictures which appear to be on a metallic background.   A few years ago, I found a box of glass photographic plates. Strictly speaking, […]

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Severn Valley Railway

It seems an age ago now (June) that a group of us visited the Severn Valley Railway for Fraser’s stag do. It basically consisted of a group of overgrown man-boys drinking beer (responsibly) and riding trains all day. We did some sightseeing at some of the stations and the following day we took a walk […]

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Busy bank holiday

I had a busy bank holiday weekend. I travelled around and shot three rolls and two sheets of film. I’ll try and break these photos down into distinct events. First there were a couple of test shots using my new Canon FD 200mm f/2.8 lens. The cranes stand in Bristol’s floating harbour and the other view […]

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Sue & Tony’s Wedding

At the weekend, I attended the wedding of one of the choir, Sue, and her husband Tony. Naturally, I took one of my cameras although with a professional photographer and his assistant getting pictures of the wedding party it seems that I took more photos of friends outside the church than of the happy couple […]

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Infrared Week Part 7

Our final instalment of Infrared Week is an image of Clifton Suspension Bridge. Foliage turns white and the grass resembles snow. The stonework of the bridge appears a dark grey. This is my favourite image of Infrared Week, and so I have saved it until last 🙂 Mamiya C220 camera with Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 lens […]

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Infrared Week Part 6

Part six of Infrared Week. This is a view down into the Avon Gorge, seen from the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The use of infrared film makes the water turn an eerie black while trees glow a pale white. Mamiya C220 camera with Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 lens and Efke IR820 Aura film.

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Infrared Week Part 5

Part five of Infrared Week takes to Ashcott, just west of Glastonbury. The site of the former Glastonbury Canal is now given over to marshland, some of which is preserved and used for birdwatching. This boardwalk takes visitors on a journey over marshes and through beds of reeds. Mamiya C220 camera with Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 […]

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Infrared Week Part 4

Part four of Infrared Week. This is Clifton Observatory, perched high on top of a cliff, looking down over Brunel‘s Clifton Suspension Bridge. Mamiya C220 camera with Mamiya-Sekor 80mm f/2.8 lens and Efke IR820 Aura film.

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