Photos of Phones and Phonographs (occasionally)
It’s a blue building, and a blue sky. It’s where the Bristol&West building used to be in Bristol city centre, but I think it might be a hotel now, I forgot to check.
I did find it in google street view – athough you can’t get to the base of the building as it’s in a bus lane so the googlemaps car couldn’t get close enough.
Ian and I went for a quick wander around some of the more interesting 60s concrete buildings tucked away in bits of the main shopping area of Bristol, bits you can’t really see from the shops. We were on the look out for one-shot-architecture photos for this weeks photo-challenge.
I found the “take one shot, and one shot only” approach quite interesting, mainly because I found it stopped me chimping. There’s no point in looking at the photo you’ve just taken, if you know you’re not going to have another go at it.
I found this remarkably liberating!
On Saturday, after working at the railway terminating cables, I popped along to Lydney Harbour with my camera for a bit of an explore. This ropey old jetty was off to one side of the harbour proper, I did think about going out along it to see what the view was like, but it was more than a little bit wobbly.
This rope was down one side, and I could see the post it was tied to at one end, but couldn’t work out what the other end was tied to. Any suggestions?
There weren’t many boats around, but there were a couple of hovercraft – which you don’t really see that often in Bristol.
I can’t really use this one for this weeks photo-challenge as it’s had the lens distortion removed, and perspective altered in post production. I still like it though.
This was shot at almost midday, but artificially lit with a couple of strobes to get the look I wanted. I’m quite pleased with the results as it pretty much looks like it did in my head. Hurrah!
With this post, I’m up to date. Almost.
I’m up to date apart from the stuff I shot today, which realistically I can’t be bothered to process until tomorrow.
Bits of countryside/themepark/shopping mall
Whatever you like to call “Center Parcs” – some of it is quite pretty, but then I’ve always been a sucker for a pine forrests, waterfalls and lakes.
This last one was just out the back of our portacabin luxury villa…
Still, it was a pleasant enough break, if a little expensive and J did hurt himself on a waterslide which slowed us down a little towards the end.
Top Tips for anyone else thinking of going – it’s cheaper to buy a bike rack to get your bikes there than it is to hire their bikes, and it’s probably cheaper to employ a personal cook to serve you caviar on golden crackers than it is to buy a sandwich in the on-site catering.
I’m too old…
…to be giggling at this sign found on the side of a steam engine.
I’m sorting my way through the photos I’ve taken over the week or so that I was away on Holiday. I took this next photo with the intention of entering it into the perspective photo challenge, although strictly speaking I took it after the deadline passed, and didn’t upload it in time, so it doesn’t count.
We all like to congregate at boundary conditions.
Where land meets sea; where earth meets air; where body meets mind; where space meets time.
We like to be on one side and look at the other
- Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
It’s rare that I take a photo with a quotation in mind, today was one of those times.