Photoblog: 16 Jul 2007
"The Council House has been the seat of local government in Bristol, England since 1956. It is situated on College Green, opposite the Cathedral and at the foot of Park Street in Bristol city centre. Throughout its history it has been home to Bristol city council. It was designed in the 1930s but built after World War II. The architect was Vincent Harris.
It is a grade II* listed building. The concrete frame is clad with very wide, thin bricks, with Portland stone dressings and a leaded hipped roof in a Neo-Georgian style. The steep and high roof with gilded unicorns to the corners of the end blocks.
The foundation stone for The Council House was laid in 1938 and the building was opened by the Queen in 1956. The ceremonial entrance overlooks the moat and leads into the reception hall which is lined with local Doulting stone and paved with black and white Italian marble. It also features a blue and gold wall clock, encircled by the signs of the zodiac and equipped with its own wind indicator. The Conference Hall is the largest room in the building. The names of all Majors and Lord Mayors of Bristol since 1216 are cut into the stone walls. The walls of the Lord Mayorâ€™s Reception Room are panelled in English Walnut and there is a colourful frieze displaying the heraldry of the Bristol trade guilds, and, in gold leaf, the names of famous Bristolians." - Wikipedia
NIKON D50 18 mm f/8.0 0.017 sec (1/60) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-11-19 16:09:36
Photoblog: 15 Jul 2007
And the Severn vale, looking south from the Tyndale Monument.
NIKON D50 18 mm f/10.0 0.002 sec (1/640) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-06-12 16:51:09
Photoblog: 14 Jul 2007
Sharpness (that's Sharp+ness, like Loch Ness) is a dock in the middle of nowhere, half way between Bristol and Gloucester. The dock is quite a distance up the Severn estuary, and a long way from the open Atlantic. The dock lies at the southern end of the Gloucester ship canal.
This was taken at about 7pm on a June evening.
NIKON D50 18 mm f/8.0 0.004 sec (1/250) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-06-05 18:15:48
Photoblog: 13 Jul 2007
Bristol's geology is of the clay Avon valley and the limestone of the Mendips to the south, Cotswolds to the north east, and the Avon and Blaise Gorges in the west of the city. Lesser known is its coal field, and Trooper's Hill, this lump of pennant sandstone in the east of the city. While the remaining undeveloped areas of clay and limestone support deciduous woodland, and dairy agriculture, Trooper's Hill has an acidic heathland ecology found nowhere else in the area.
The wonky structure centre-left is a chimney from a ventilation system for the 19th century riverside industry at the bottom of the hill.
NIKON D50 18 mm f/11.0 0.017 sec (1/60) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-12-17 13:51:31
Photoblog: 12 Jul 2007
Part of a continuous series of small falls down the side of Glyder Fawr, Snowdonia.
NIKON D50 70 mm f/32.0 1.6 ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-06-29 11:44:51
Photoblog: 11 Jul 2007
Bath's grade I listed terrace of 30 houses designed by John Wood the Younger and built between 1767 and 1774. The crescent includes a museum and hotel, but many of the properties have been modified into multiple flats and offices.
NIKON D50 18 mm f/10.0 0.006 sec (1/160) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-05-23 14:38:13
Photoblog: 10 Jul 2007
NIKON D50 33.6 mm f/8.0 0.006 sec (1/160) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-09-07 18:20:07
Photoblog: 09 Jul 2007
Better weather than expected today. I had intended to organise a Bristol flickr meet for the evening, but got a bit carried away...
NIKON D50 18 mm f/10.0 0.013 sec (1/80) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-06-12 19:58:02
Photoblog: 08 Jul 2007
I spent ten minutes layer masking the lighthouse (because I hate photoshop's dodge & burn tool) so I could increase the contrast of the sky, making the sunset look far more impressive than it actually was, without burning out the lighthouse.
This is the mid-C19 "low lighthouse" or "lighthouse on legs", one of three lighthouses in the small town, and one of the most photographed structures in Somerset.
NIKON D50 18 mm f/8.0 0.008 sec (1/125) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-06-02 19:37:19
Photoblog: 07 Jul 2007
The Princess Elizabeth, presumably on some sort of test excercise, crossing the 402 m 24 arch Ribblehead viaduct (built 1870-74) in the Yorkshire Dales national park in northern England. The Settle-Carlisle railway was threatened with closure in the 1980s because British Rail did not want to spend the money required to keep the viaduct safe. Fortunately the plans were made long after the public backlash against railway closures had set in, and the closure was strongly opposed, forcing BR to refurbish the line.
I wasn't expecting this train to come along -- a fortutous accident of right place and time.
Keywords: 10+faves, ABigFave, England, Ribblehead, Ribblehead Viaduct, Ribblesdale, Settle-Carlisle Railway, UK, Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales, bridges, bw, landscape, locomotives, lpyc, monochrome, national parks, railways, steam locomotives, trains, viaducts
NIKON D50 18 mm f/10.0 0.001 sec (1/1000) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-06-17 11:57:03
Photoblog: 06 Jul 2007
Monochrome version of the South Boston War Memorial shot I posted back in July. This is by Fort Independence on Castle Island.
NIKON D50 32 mm f/10.0 0.004 sec (1/250) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-06-26 13:42:09
Photoblog: 05 Jul 2007
NIKON D50 26 mm f/10.0 0.005 sec (1/200) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-05-22 15:51:57
Photoblog: 04 Jul 2007
Played around with making the colours nice a cool. Fiddled with Photoshop's Hue and then spent ages fine tuning it with curves and forgot all about the "filters" - I could have just applied a cooling filter :/
NIKON D50 18 mm f/5.6 30 sec (30) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-12-16 17:27:07
NIKON D50 42 mm f/8.0 0.003 sec (1/320) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-06-29 11:01:05
Photoblog: 02 Jul 2007
One man and his dog on a small corner of Brean Sands, Somerset, seen from the top of Brean Down, a headland at the end of the Mendip Hills. The Bristol Channel has one of the largest tidal ranges in the world, and its shallow sloping sand and mud beaches can therefore become miles wide at low tide.
NIKON D50 150 mm f/5.6 0.002 sec (1/500) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-02-04 16:31:49
Photoblog: 01 Jul 2007
NIKON D50 18 mm f/10.0 0.01 sec (1/100) ISO 400 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-05-17 16:26:52
Photoblog: 30 Jun 2007
NIKON D50 29 mm f/11 6 sec (6) ISO 400 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-11-29 16:52:48
Photoblog: 29 Jun 2007
The overgrown Victorian cemetery, currently undergoing restoration work.
NIKON D50 18 mm f/10.0 0.01 sec (1/100) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-03-10 14:08:42
Photoblog: 28 Jun 2007
NIKON D50 200 mm f/8.0 0.001 sec (1/800) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-03-29 16:12:28
Photoblog: 26 Jun 2007
Seen from Shapwick Heath nature reserve on the peat workings. The tor rises from the Somerset Levels, and before drainage of the area, would have been an island.
NIKON D50 120 mm f/8.0 0.003 sec (1/400) ISO 400 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-05-19 14:09:59
Photoblog: 25 Jun 2007
Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge carrying I-93/US-1over the Charles River between Downtown Boston and Charlestown/Cambridge. Very misty/rainy and very low cloud.
Keywords: Boston, Bunker Hill Bridge, Cambridge, MA, Charles River, I-93, Massachusetts, New England, US-1, USA, bridges, cable-stayed bridges, explore, fog, mist, motorways, payitforward, rain, reflections, rivers, water
NIKON D50 18.3 mm f/10.0 0.004 sec (1/250) ISO 400 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-06-25 14:26:26
Photoblog: 24 Jun 2007
On the Bristol and Bath Railway Path (NCN 4) in North Bristol/South Glos. Formerly part of the Midlands Railway, now a fantastic route for cycling between the Westcountry cities
Keywords: Bristol, Bristol and Bath Railway Path, England, Gloucestershire, NCN4, National Cycle Network, South Gloucestershire, Staple Hill, Staple Hill Tunnel, UK, cycleways, disused railways, tunnels
NIKON D50 18 mm f/10.0 1.6 ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-05-23 10:57:10
Photoblog: 23 Jun 2007
The sunset catches the clouds on an autumn evening.
NIKON D50 18 mm f/8.0 0.013 sec (1/80) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-11-05 17:43:05
Photoblog: 22 Jun 2007
NIKON D50 200 mm f/8.0 0.002 sec (1/500) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-03-27 15:41:33
Photoblog: 21 Jun 2007
NIKON D50 38 mm f/5.0 0.013 sec (1/80) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-08-09 20:07:44
Photoblog: 20 Jun 2007
All the spring meadow flowers are out.
NIKON D50 18 mm f/10.0 0.002 sec (1/500) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-04-08 14:22:47
Photoblog: 19 Jun 2007
NIKON D50 75 mm f/8.0 2.5 ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-10-29 18:41:44
Photoblog: 18 Jun 2007
Light and shadows playing with the patchwork of fields.
NIKON D50 18 mm f/11.0 0.003 sec (1/400) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-03-29 12:30:15
Photoblog: 17 Jun 2007
Viewed from the A40(?) one morning. Converted to black and white with channel mixer to imitate red filter.
NIKON D50 18 mm f/9.0 0.003 sec (1/320) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-09-18 10:07:22
Photoblog: 16 Jun 2007
Arley Chapel on Cheltenham Road, Bristol
NIKON D50 18 mm f/11.0 0.017 sec (1/60) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2006-12-02 14:34:17
Photoblog: 15 Jun 2007
Looking west along the north Devon coast of the Bristol Channel at sunset.
NIKON D50 35 mm f/10.0 0.001 sec (1/1600) ISO 200 | Taken by Joe D on 2007-04-01 17:33:33