Netham weir

Netham weir is a place I’ve been to regularly before. The water level is very variable due to the tidal Avon and often you can’t see the weir at all. This time, I checked the tide times and waited for a dry day when I would expect the greatest drop. As I hoped, the water […]

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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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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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Avonview Cemetery

With the news of local flooding tonight, I decided to walk down to Netham Weir to see what was going on. The river was noticeably swollen and had burst its banks in some places. The weir was nowhere to be seen. Compare the black & white image, taken in May 2013, with the colour image […]

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Netham and Glastonbury

Netham (in Bristol) and Glastonbury don’t really have anything in common, except that they shared a film in my Canon T90. At Netham there is a lock and a weir, and further upstream, there is Brunel’s Avon Bridge. The bridge is a Grade I listed building but unfortunately it has a steel-frame bridge built alongside it on […]

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Crew’s Hole and Feeder Weir

Recently I went for a walk along the River Avon in a part of Bristol called Crew’s Hole. I walked past the place where the river splits into the Feeder canal. The canal is protected by Netham Lock which joins up with Bristol’s floating harbour, while the river goes on ahead to flow over Netham weir. […]

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Misty morning

I took these photos of Oldbury Court Estate in October but it’s taken me a while to get round to processing the film, as I have moved house. The good news is my new darkroom is much larger and better equipped. The first film to emerge from it has come out perfectly. These photos are […]

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Mainly Dartmoor

When I shoot film, it’s almost always black & white film. Occasionally I shoot colour but until now I’ve had to take it to a lab for processing – which is expensive and inconvenient. Yesterday I developed my own colour film for the first time. It came out pretty well for a first attempt. I […]

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Oldbury Court weir

This morning, it rained quite heavily. Soon after it stopped, I headed out to the weir in Oldbury Court because I knew there would be a faster flow of water. I wasn’t wrong. It normally looks like this, with a moderate spill over the weir, and nothing escaping over the sluice gate. I took my […]

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