Came across Dexter today whilst taking some street shots in Bristol, my latest Picture Story
My latest project is now uploaded and can be found on the website here. More images will be added in due course.
I needed to get my sensor cleaned at LCE in Gloucester today, so whilst waiting I took a stroll around the Quays and the Cathedral. Had the pleasure of finding a new Picture Story with Nigel and his café boat and got some unusual shots of the obelisk.
My latest project is photographing the two Severn Bridges which cross the Severn Estuary. I photographed the Old Bridge (opened in 1966) several years ago at night and intend to do that again, what I've never done is taken photographs of the Prince Of Wales Bridge, Second Severn Crossing (opened in 1996), and neither from the East side, so capturing all of these aspects is what my project is about. Last week I photographed the POW Bridge West, and this week both bridges on the East side. I have more to do which includes walking the Old Bridge to photograph its structure; I will then create a page in my Projects section of the website. Here are a couple of images.
IRMA AND LUCAS
Pleased to be able to add another Picture Story today after meeting this lovely Dutch couple in Winchcombe. Head over to my Picture Story page for full details.
Myself and two other photographer friends, Andy and Andrew have recently begun to set ourselves a topic each month to photograph, we take it in turns to choose the topic. We either get together in person over a coffee or lunch, or due to recent restrictions via Zoom, and discuss the challenge that we faced and the merits of each others' images which we restrict to around six. This months topic with Andrew is "LINES" and here are my interpretations.
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In the last few months I've found creating monochrome images very satisfying and in some ways more creative. Now when I'm shooting I'm actually considering how the image I'm trying to capture will look in black and white as well as colour. In fact I find myself looking for monochrome subjects. Whilst there are images that are obviously better in colour, black and white can sometimes add more drama and atmosphere in certain situations. My favourite monochrome images can be found here
Yesterday was my first outing with the Leica User Group based around Bristol. I 'joined' just as lockdown was imposed so it was good to meet up with a very nice group of like-minded camera folk. The group meets for photographic 'walkabouts' and chats and coffee and sometimes cake. On this visit we visited Blaise Castle Estate just outside of the City.