Aust

On the way back from Tintern, I fancied trying to get some decent photos of one or other of the Severn Bridges. I ended up parked just near the old ferry at Aust - and what a fantastic location is it! Distant views of the second Severn Bridge over grassy fields, the old ramps for the ferry, the big electricity pylon and the first bridge - superb. Somewhere to return to with the large format camera when it arrives. The pylon with flat light could be Bernd & Hilla Becher-esque....
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Derelict Church (NSFW)

I recently joined a site called Purpleport, which aims to put photographers and models in touch with each other - professionals and amateurs like me. I saw a shoot advertised that sounded too interesting to pass up - a couple of models were organising something at a derelict church outside Chepstow. And I'm so glad I did it - I am so pleased with the photos I got from it, although a lot of credit does have to go to the models Helen and Emma. I appreciate that nudes aren't everyone's cup of tea, but there's nothing gratuitous or offensive here - just what I hope you think are some beautiful images. And yes, I have found the "cross-processed" preset in Lightroom......
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Old Post Office

I read a blog post the other day which mentioned the old Post Office building next to Temple Meads station as being probably the worst welcome to a city in the UK (or something like that). Co-incidentally, we ended up down there the other day as SWMBO wanted to visit the Bristol Wood Recycling Project on Feeder Road. I thought the wood yard might be good for a few photos, but ended up taking some far more interesting ones of the derelict building. I do like punchy, contrasty, black and white photos but found that these worked really well when I made them far more dark and contrasty than I usually do....
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