Commercial: The Avalon Beer Garden

Here is some more work Ive undertaken for the Beer Garden Co from bridport, dorset.

This here is the most extensive of the garden builds for the Three cheers pub co. This particular pub the Avalon is in clapham on balham hill, And its a stunner!

with two gardens both fully refurbished in handmade and bespoke wood fittings, Its a great place to stop and relax,

 

The Avalon main garden

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And then a small side garden made from reclaimed scaffolding boards, All  hand cut to fit!

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I think anyone can agree they look great!

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Dorset Landscape Photography: WASHED UP

Its been a very long time since my last landscape post, but here is a mono long exposure shot while working on my uni projects again

 

Its by no means anything special but its one of a few I’m working on editing at the moment

 

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Available as a print, as always, and any feedback welcome

 

http://www.danbristowphotography.com

A bleak Weymouth Day

I shot this small series while shooting for a uni project I was working on.

my Aim was to show the bleak reality of a coastal town out of tourist season. A contrast from the busy beaches and bustling shops.  To shoot this one i decided to use my new lens baby muse, and limit it to just a f5.6 aperture. This is a very soft lens and gave itself well to the concept i had. the images have then been edited in LR to reflect a moody and grainy scene, with dark blacks and lots of film grain added.

 

I think it works Really well, this here is a small selection of what was shot  on the day, I may as time goes on release more, or i may not. Who knows.

 

I may also revisit in the summer with the same kit and same idea but shoot weymouth at its busiest and compare the two.

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And thats it, I hope you have enjoyed looking at these, Any prints or questions please ask!

 

http://www.danbristowphotography.com

 

 

Somerset Wedding Photography

Hello me again,

This is going back to the 31st of October this year. I shot a wedding in Taunton in Somerset. Church and reception being on the grounds of Taunton School, a private school with some amazing grounds!

With bridal prep at a local hotel, the bride arrived on a horse drawn carrige. The church its self was incredibly dark, with the obvious no flash rule it made life tricker than it could have been. really had to push the cameras to the limit on the ISO speed, with the 1ds having to be maxed out at 3200.  This still only gave me a speed of 1/25th at best at F/4. So to those who know you’ll see just how dark it was. Still some amazing shots of course, the inside was stunning!

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And heres a few images of the rest of the day.

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Thanks for Looking

 

Dan

Dorset Wedding Photography: Hannah & Chris

Hi all,

 

This was a wedding shot back in September of this year. A Really fantastic couple who both like the camera. Which is always a Bonus!

 

I won’t bore you with to many words for this one, But it was a wedding on Portland again, with the church on Easton Square being where the ceremony took place. This is a really lovely church, big very bright and built from portland stone which with its light colours makes for great images.

 

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This last picture was great, We went up to portland bill for the pictures of hannah and chris. And unknown to us it was national speak like a pirate day!  So these rather friendly pirates from the Portland Bill visitors centre came and did some pictures with us

 

Dan

 

Dorset Landscape Photography: S A V I O U R II

Hi all

 

Never realised I hadn’t shared this image with you all! Shot back in September when I had a day off from the day job.

Having moved house recently (might I add never in wedding season again!) I’m within walking distance of the Nothe Fort area of Weymouth.

The day was very overcast with broken clouds, the sort I love for Long exposure work. The wind started off seeming promising as the clouds were moving quickly, so would create some great shapes. However it was probably gusting 40mph! not great for keeping a camera shake free for 2min plus!.

Any images I had shot at the end of the pier where there is a large metal viewpoint with a great spiral staircase, were completely unusable due to the vibrations through the camera being buffeted by the gusts.

So back up plan in place, I retreated to the base of the pier sheltered by the fort itself. Where there is a Life Buoy attached to the railings. I’ve shot similar LE’s before.

Shot on the Canon 5dMKii, 17-40 @20mm, ISO 50, F/14, 99 seconds

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Available as a print or canvas

http://www.danbristowphotography.com

Somerset Wedding Photography

A Wedding back from may this year, that im just writing up now!

To say ive been busy is an understatement! weddings, day job, cars and some aspect of a social life, and a crazy lurcher puppy. So ive really had my work cut out,

Anyway a Fantastic wedding in the wincanton area of somerset.

just a couple from the day

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any bookings or comments just get in touch at http://www.danbristowphotography.com

Till next time

Dan

W A Y D O W N : Ringstead Monochrome

My first Mono image in a long time, From a recent sunrise.

This was a 4 minute exposure using my 10 stop, Was a wonderful sunrise, and just as it was over the clouds came over and started to rain while waiting for this image to expose.

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Prints are available

http://www.danbristowphotography.com

Dan

T H E P A R A L E L L

Hello All, 

Hope all is well, Again have been very busy recently, with work, social Life, Cars and Photography, But managed to get out Last Night. All Day there was some great thick mist here in Dorset, Something i knew i could make a great image with, With That in mind, i headed up to Durdle Door, The walk alone nearly killed me, This image was taken in the Man’ O War Bay, So a long Walk down a large amount of steps. A Different Take to the normal images shot of this bay, and using some foreground rocks to create a great balance in the image. 

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Finished in CS And LR5, Cropped to a 16:9 aspect, My Second Favourite other than Square for black and white work, a 2.20 min exposure with the 10 Stop filter on my 1DSii and 17-40 L 

 

There will be a Few more to Follow in the Next Few Days, Just have to Find the Time to get on and edit them. 

 

Cheers for Looking!! 

Dan 

 

UK Storms Feb 2014

Well We’ve had it rough here for the last few weeks, Constant battering from high winds and rain. As some of you may have seen on the news down in the South of England it has been particularly bad, With Chesil taking most of the brunt as has the devon and cornwall coastline, the destruction has been High. Inland has not been unaffected either, with the Somerset Levels being underwater for some Weeks now. 

 

Now on with the Photos, Due to work And other Commitments haven’t got many of this weather, plus the fact its just been unsafe to get out. I managed a trip to portland bill the other evening to capture these two images. 

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And it has Been Far Worse than That!! Both of these were taken on a moderately calm Day in comparison to the rest of the storm, Preparations for the next one are under way now,  When Will it end? Who knows

 

Other than these I have been busy Taking wedding Bookings and meeting new clients, So business is starting to pick up. Have also scouted some nice portrait locations for a future shoot idea i have, So Keep an eye out for that. Just need this weather to end and for it to warm up slightly 

Why not check out my Website while your here? http://www.danbristowphotograpgy.com 

 

Cheers for now

 

Dan