Photographic Survey of Freshford Somerset


As a resident of Freshford, a unique village mainly located in Bath and North East Somerset but with parts in Wiltshire. I would like to offer my photographic skills and access to the Internet to present a survey of what I believe to be worth preserving in what is an untypical village. So many villages in England have been damaged by senseless development, Freshford does have its share of new housing that could have been built in the vernacular tradition. These new buildings are described in the modern parlance of the planners as being "neutral" I might add my interpretation of these buildings as being nondescript. Where B&NES planning has full influence in the conservation area, which has recently been extended, they have continued with supporting the vernacular tradition and most of the new additions to existing buildings are exemplary.

Organisation of the Photographs

The photographs are being  arranged according to the search terms listed below (I think (eventually!)), this will mean that some links will take the user to the same page. (the links are going to be re-arranged)

River Frome Somerset Bridge Freshford Memorial Hall
Freshford Open Gardens 2008 Slideshows Freshford Community Shop

Photographic equipment

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Canon SX10 F8 Example 1



Panasonic FZ1000 F8


Both photos were taken from a tripod that was not moved. A 1250px wide crop was taken. Exposure details F8 ISO 80 and 125 respectively. Both cameras were set to automaticThe FZ1000 is a 20MP camera whereas the SX10 is a 10MP camera. The uncropped images were 7.MP and 10.9MP respectively, format JPG.

Although the FZ1000 picture is brighter and has a greater range of colours it is only a little sharper than the SX10. The video options have not been compared and other factors have been ignored. I just wanted to compare the still photos from each camera.

Canon SX10 Example 2


Panasonic FZ1000 Example 2



Posted on 18 Apr 2015 by Geoff Edwards
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