As my younger son’s birthday fell in half-term, we wanted to actually do something to celebrate. But, just as he didn’t know what he wanted as presents, he didn’t know what he wanted to do either. We talked briefly about a trip to London, but soon rejected it on the grounds of being both expensive and time-consuming.
Then my son mentioned that he needed to do some landscape photography for his art homework.
So we decided to go to Bristol. Bristol is a beautiful city, which is not too far away, with some very attractive urban landscapes.
My younger son is very good at taking photos, although it’s something he actually does rarely. From time to time, something will capture all of our imaginations and you will find my husband, sons and I all trying to take the best photo of the same thing. The last time we did that was when we caught both a rainbow and a sunset by a level crossing. Usually my husband and younger son take better photos than me, but I think I smashed it with this one.
My son started off slowly, taking a couple of tentative photos. Then we spotted some coloured houses and tried to find the best angle, so that the bright sunlight didn’t turn the colours almost to black. Before we knew it, it wasn’t just my son taking photos as we all tried to capture the colour of the houses.
Then it was on to silhouettes of cranes and boats by the water, sometimes making the most of the bright sunshine to capture photos which were almost monochrome.
We hadn’t intended our birthday trip to Bristol as a photography trip for all of us, but that’s how it turned out. And we thoroughly enjoyed it!
Hopefully my son will get a good mark for his homework.
All of my photos were taken on my iPhone 6 and are completely unedited.