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I recently got a new lightweight travel tripod (Manfrotto BeFree) so I thought I would get a grip on the controls and set up in my local area. The Royal William (Victualling) Yard is an area I have photographed a lot but not often from the “blue hour” to darkness. For those unfamiliar with the term, blue hour is the period before sunrise and after sunset when the colours of the sky turn mainly blue. It was a clear and still night which led to some amazing colours in the sky and wonderful lights from the Royal William Yard staircase.

The Royal William Yard is a wonderful example of Victorian architecture. Designed by Sir John Rennie (the designer of London Bridge) and constructed between 1825 and 1831, the Yard forms the largest collection of Grade 1 listed military buildings in Europe. Restored to mixed-use shops and housing, the Yard is now living and breathing, having been decommissioned in 1992. At the end of the site is the Royal William Yard staircase. The cantilevered staircase was designed by Gillespie Yunnie Architects and links the Yard to the South West coastal path. A stunning piece of architecture, at night, the staircase comes alive with changing LED coloured lights.

Please feel free to comment on the photos below.

Mills Bakery reflections
Brewhouse Pre Brutalism
Clarence walk
Devil’s Frame
Uncorrected Selfie
Downstairs II
Upstairs blues
Devil’s Stair, Royal William Yard Staircase
Slaughterhouse lights

Now that spring has finally arrived, I thought I would reflect on and edit my photos from the last of winter.

Recently we were ‘trapped’ in Clifton village, Bristol during the “beast from the East”. The snowfall really changes the city. Clifton is a beautiful location to photograph at any time, but especially in the snow. The pristine white snow really provides a wonderful contrast to the Georgian architecture and the striking Clifton Suspension Bridge.

I focused on including people wherever possible in the photographs. It was freezing and slippery but I loved every minute of being outside with my camera in the ever-changing conditions. I hope I have provided some novel views of the village.

Please post comments or criticisms below the photos.

Birdcage Walk, Clifton
Royal York Yellow, Clifton
Clifton post box in Snow, Royal York Crescent
Clifton Post Box in Snow II, Bristol, England
Clifton Observatory
Soft Suspension Snow, Clifton, Bristol
Splash of pink, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol
Bridge shadow, Clifton, Bristol
Light and Snow, Clifton
Suspension Snow II
Suspension Snow Details
Suspension Snow Pano, Clifton, Bristol, England

 

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