Mini-Bristol

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 timeContinue reading “Mini-Bristol”

West Quantoxhead

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 StContinue reading “West Quantoxhead”

Tintern Abbey et environs

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 atContinue reading “Tintern Abbey et environs”

Berrow shipwreck

I went to Berrow beach with my Horseman view camera, in hope of finding the wreck of the Norwegian sailing ship SS Nornen, which ran aground in 1897. I found the wreck at low tide, although the lighting was a bit flat and boring. I think I need to return some time when low tide coincides with sunset.Continue reading “Berrow shipwreck”

First go on the Horseman

No, not a man on a horse. My new Horseman 980 field camera! For geeks: it’s a view camera with movements. For normal people: it’s a complicated and fiddly camera, excellent for landscape work. I ran a film through the camera to make sure it was more-or-less working before taking any hard-to-repeat photos. The cameraContinue reading “First go on the Horseman”