The south east of England is home to dozens of hot air balloons and although I have only been to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta once many years ago, I would like to one day return for a second attempt. That being said the above hot air balloon was seen flying over the Royal Crescent in Bath early one weekday summer morning. Maybe one day I will not only go to another balloon show, but also get a chance to fly in one for the first time!
Walking down Brook Street in Bath, between the Royal Crescent and The Circus, I was trying to zoom in the camera and focus on some details and close ups. Pictured above is the door knocker on number 18. Rather than putting the knocker in the centre of the frame, which looked very imposing, I chose to place it on the right side (on the third) to make for a more pleasing final photograph in my opinion.
On the corner of number 13 Cheap Street (home to the London Camera Exchange shop) in Bath I noticed this street lamp. Having taken a bad photograph of it the previous afternoon with the light off, I was pleasantly surprised to see the lamp was now on. Moving around to try to get the best position and framing, I chose to include the buildings in the background, as I liked the way the morning sunlight was falling on them.
The Great Bath or Grand Bath is the main attraction and where I spent the majority of my time at the Roman Baths trying to get photographs. It is an amazing experience to walk where Romans once walked, on ancient stone pavements that surround the steaming pool. In this image I used my very wide angle 10mm lens (distorting the perspective a little on the edges) but getting as much of the Grand Bath in as I possibly could. One thing that I didn’t know is that the Roman Baths are the only hot springs in the UK that still flow with natural hot water.