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Old Jul 13, 2014, 1:47 AM   #1
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Default The Clifton Suspension Bridge.. up close

Anothre assignment to Bristol.. so this time I made sure that I got up to the top of Clifton Village to get to see the bridge. I took the 35-100F2+ 14-54 with me on this trip.. possibly the last time I'll ge to use the 35-100F2.

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3. Clifton Village, the River Avon and the City of Bristol



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Old Jul 13, 2014, 2:33 PM   #2
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Wow, what an impressive looking bridge, and an impressive natural setting with the steep rock walls of the river gorge. You really did a good job in capturing the area.

I think that #5 is my favorite, followed closely by #8 and #9.
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Old Jul 13, 2014, 2:36 PM   #3
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I find them all great Hartj, good compositions.
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Old Jul 13, 2014, 5:26 PM   #4
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I've been really impressed with Bristol.. its got a nice city centre without the kind of vibe that London can have and you have views like the gorge and the bridge within a few miles walking distance. The people that I've met there have been great too .well so far ...
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Thank you for these, Harj! I've never seen a good photo of Brunel's bridge until now. Jeez he was an innovative engineer.
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 10:38 AM   #6
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Hey Harj. Beautiful bridge and I like your compositions.

I take it you are selling the 35-100mm f2? I'm sorry to hear it. Beautiful lens.
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Old Jul 14, 2014, 3:04 PM   #7
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Ted, Greg

Until now I had only ever seen the odd pic of the bridge online or while watching TV. Not sure if the snaps are that good.. I think the 14-35F2 would have really been the lens for the wide shots .. the 14-54 did ok but there's a marked difference when I'm looking at the files from the F2.

Now that I've seen two of Brunels marvels up close and personal, he was one gifted engineer..or a total nutter. I don't think the UK has anything like him these days.

Greg, I had the 35-100F2 up for sale a few months back as I needed to riase cash to get me through while looking for work but nobody seemed interested in it. So luckily for me I got the job just as I was going to put it for sale for a second time. Whether I keep it or not I'm really not sure.. I'm planning on getting back to shooting fashion/portraiture/beauty again so I may just hold onto it for now while I try and get back into that way of thinking. However, I think a single fast approx 90mm tack sharp prime would be a better lens to use for that kind of work.. it means I can get close and chat with the model in the studio and with the 35-100F2 that gets hard to do at times.
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Great shots Harj and the light in some of those shots is great. Looks like there are some chesty gals in Bristol.
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