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photoblog image From My 1970's Darkroom (1 of a few)

From My 1970's Darkroom (1 of a few)

BATH WEIR 1/2

Quite a few of you will know where this is just by seeing this small part of it. It is of course part of the weir below the Pulteney Bridge in the lovely city of Bath near to where Chris and Lisl both live, and where, I believe, Chad grew up as well. I tried to make a bit of an abstract shot photographing it this way, this was my very early days of taking my photography more seriously. The whole scene tomorrow. 

Thanks very much to those of you who commented on my postings last week while we were away in Linconshire, I have read them all, and caught up with your postings over that period as well, but time just doesn't allow for me to reply and comment in full. We had a good time but sadly the weather left a bit to be desired but I did manage to take a lot of shots, many with my new Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60, what a great little camera, I will post some of them here in the coming weeks.

 

From My 1970's Darkroom (1 of a few)

BATH WEIR 1/2

Quite a few of you will know where this is just by seeing this small part of it. It is of course part of the weir below the Pulteney Bridge in the lovely city of Bath near to where Chris and Lisl both live, and where, I believe, Chad grew up as well. I tried to make a bit of an abstract shot photographing it this way, this was my very early days of taking my photography more seriously. The whole scene tomorrow. 

Thanks very much to those of you who commented on my postings last week while we were away in Linconshire, I have read them all, and caught up with your postings over that period as well, but time just doesn't allow for me to reply and comment in full. We had a good time but sadly the weather left a bit to be desired but I did manage to take a lot of shots, many with my new Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60, what a great little camera, I will post some of them here in the coming weeks.

 

comments (15)

Very nicely framed indeed Brian! Well done.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 12 May 2015, 06:23
You can imagine how this jumped out of the thumbnails, Brian. I used to work in the Library overlooking this Weir's predecessor
Brian Walbey: I thought you Bath area folks would easily recognise this Lisl, I hadn't realised this isn't the original weir. BTW I was sorry to read you weren't able to go to Gorinchem at the weekend, hopefully you will do so another time.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 May 2015, 06:47
I recognised this at once Brian. I believe Chad has a DMC-TZ60 and is very pleased with it
Brian Walbey: I knew you would recognise it Chris. Chad does have a TZ60 and it was Bill, who now has the TZ70, who recommended it to me, and what a great little camera it is.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 May 2015, 07:14
This is a wonderful photo of the Bath weir I know, too - Sometimes I think the old b&w photos are quite better than the new ones taken by digital cameras.
Brian Walbey: It is a very familiar weir in lots of travel books about the Bath area. The old style darkroom B.& W.pictures still have something digital ones don't have but of course it is a lot easier these days doing them on computers.
A familiar sight Brian

As you know I have the TZ70 and am very pleased with it. My picture today was taken with it and was cropped from a larger image
Brian Walbey: One of the most familiar landmarks in Bath. You should have had a separate reply to this comment as well from me by now.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 May 2015, 08:11
.Yes...been right past it, Brian.
Brian Walbey: I guessed you might have Ray, it must be good from where you are to see pictures of England and say "I've been there"
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 May 2015, 08:30
Despite the age of this, I recognised the scene straight away. I like the hint of reflections you've caught in the still water above the weir.

Ive got a TZ60, too. I'll email you with a little test I would like you to do, please.
Brian Walbey: I would like to go back to Bath and have a good look round the place. You should have a reply by now re the TZ60.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 May 2015, 09:27
Always dramatic - it is once seen never forgotten. Glad you had a good break despite the weather.
Brian Walbey: One day we will go back to Bath and see the place properly, it was very much a flying visit back in the 70's. The break was good, I'm so pleased with the results coming out of my new little Lumix TZX60, the same camera as Chad has got.
This is a very fine picture of the weir Brian. Of course, people as old as Tiff and me think of this as the new weir, and remeber the original which was a completely different shape.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad. I didn't know there was an earlier weir, although this one must be at least 40 years old seeing as how I took this in the early 70's.
Makes a great subject for an abstract. Good shapes.
Brian Walbey: I guess that's one of the things that makes this a popular subject Mary.
wow Brian...this is very interesting... looking forward to your shots..
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ronky, I took so many last week I'm still sorting them out.
I love how we can get a feel of the movement of the water. Cool pic!
Brian Walbey: That sort of look to water is all the rage these days and very 'arty', I done it 40 years ago as a beginner, there's nothing new, as they say smile
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 May 2015, 18:08
Recognised it immediately, Brian.
I'm another who spent my teenage years, and then a few more in Bath.
Brian Walbey: I didn't know you also grew up in that area Pauline, sorry for leaving you off my the list in my narrative.
The water was flowing fast over the weir that day Brian... excellent in b&w....petersmile
Brian Walbey: It certainly was Peter, thanks very much.
Oh I like this angle!!
Brian Walbey: I would need to go there again, which I hope to one day, to work out quite where I took this from.

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