Friday, October 26, 2012

Cheltenham By Night

Photos taken walking home from Cheltenham train station after my day trip to Bristol.

Leaves by streetlight, Cheltenham

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Brandon Hill

Brandon Hill is possibly the highest, steepest hill I have climbed in my life. At the top is the hill, is Cabot Tower. Here are just some pretty photos of flora on my climb up towards the tower.

Brandon Hill park, Bristol

Monday, October 22, 2012

Castle Park

A lovely park in Bristol, full of miscellaneous ruins. In the middle of the park is the remains of St Peter's Church from the WWII bombings, which, again, has a garden inside, which is closed on Mondays. I didn't get any interesting photos of St Peter's, but I did find a pretty section of overgrown ruins in the very west corner, near what's left of St Mary-le-Port Church.

Castle Park, Bristol

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Temple Church

This site wasn't on my list of places to visit. However, as I couldn't access my list, I wound up finding it by accident.

It was built in the 12th century, and destroyed by bombings in WWII. There's a garden area inside the church (as well as outside), but access to it isn't open on a Monday, so I couldn't get in.

Temple Church gardens, Bristol

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saint Mary Redcliffe Church

This was the first site I found in Bristol. The oldest parts of the church were built in 1185, with most of the rest added on in the 14th and 15th centuries. Alas, I didn't have a wide enough lens to get any shots wide enough to do it justice, but it's an amazing building. Next time, I'll have a look inside as well.

Saint Mary Redcliffe Church, Bristol

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My Favourite Aardvark.

What with moving house and relocating to the other side of the world, I never got around to putting up the proper photos from my last shoot with Miss Aardvark. So without any further ado.

Alternative boudoir portrait


So, today I went to Bristol. I took a moderate amount of photos, of which I have far too large a portion that made it through my toughest culling. I even deliberately took only one camera, and only my most limiting lens (50mm, which is broken and works only on f1.8), in order to try to keep photo numbers down. Clearly I am just too skilled. Or not editing harshly enough. Or both!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Diana in Cheltenham

When I came to England, I brought with me three cameras. My Canon 7D (digital SLR), 'my' Canon FTb (1971 film SLR, on loan from my lovely uncle), and my Diana Mini (lomography camera, 35mm and shoots square-frame).

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Travel Time

So, having essentially never been anywhere ever, I am spending the next 12-24months abroad.

I have been in England about a week and a half now, and general ramblings as pertain to my experiences (whatever they wind up being: my plan is not to plan) can be found at my Nyx Abroad blog.

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