This photo was composed from 329 exposures, each of 30 seconds, for a total of nearly three hours of shooting. It’s a view of the night sky over Bristol, looking generally northwards (all the stars rotate around the pole star Polaris, remember?). I think it’s beautiful.Read more "The night sky"
I recently moved from a flat in Kingswood to a house in Fishponds, on the very outskirts of Bristol. It overlooks the massive Oldbury Court Estate, which shortly gives way to the countryside. Compared with Kingswood, there is hardly any visible light pollution here – at least to my urban-accustomed eyes. Back in Kingswood the […]Read more "Taking pictures of the night sky"
I’ve recently taken an interest in medium format photography. Aside from the “disastrous” first roll, this is the first picture I’m pleased with it. My Conway camera doesn’t have a tripod socket so this long exposure (probably about 15 seconds) was taken by holding the camera tightly against my balcony railings. Unfortunately I knocked it […]Read more "My first medium format negative"
The other night, I saw a strange cloud formation at a weather front forming around sunset. I rushed to get my camera to capture it before it disappeared. The result of my haste is a pretty poor picture of a weather front, but I like it because of the way the fish eye lens curves […]Read more "An evening view"
You might wonder what there is to discuss about bike lights. But in my several years as an urban commuter cyclist, and with my fascination for toys such as bike lights, I’ve made some observations which might prove useful to other cyclists. What you need Before you go out and buy a light, decide what […]Read more "Guidance for cyclists on bike lights"
Taken from the bridge near Frenchay campus, Bristol.Read more "M32 by night"