Category Archives: Architecture

Supermoon and super moonlight

Here in Oxfordshire in January we had a supermoon.  It’s where the moon is closer to the earth than normal, so it’s very bright. The supermoon sky was clear so it gave me a chance to set up my Panasonic 100-300mm lens on a tripod and take some lunar portraits.  I used a focal length […]

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It’s a big pointy tower!

I spent a weekend in London recently, and stayed in Southwark.  The main architectural feature of that area is The Shard, which is over 1000 feet high.  At present it’s the tallest building in the European Union, and the fourth-highest building in Europe. It stands well away from other very tall buildings, so it tends […]

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Variations on a theme

A while back I gave a talk to the photographic club in Newport, South Wales.  Newport is famous for its transporter bridge over the River Usk.  It was opened in 1906 and is one of a very few still operating  in the world.  It has two tall pylons, and a car-carrying gondola that travels between […]

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