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10 Amazing Bristol Photos By Neil James Brain

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A member of the outstanding Bristol Arts Collective, Neil is phenomenal, taking beautiful shots of Bristol’s unique landscape. We spoke to Neil about Bristol and took a look at 10 of his best Bristol photos.

On Bristol

“I’m an amateur photographer born and bred in Bristol. Living on and around the Harbourside I’ve been lucky to have such inspirational scenery around me. This has fueled an insatiable need to capture Bristol in all its beauty, but I also try to find new and unusual views alongside the classic shots of Bristol.

Bristol has a fantastic Twitter community which i’m very glad to be a part of. It’s great to contribute alongside such a buzzing network of artists and photographers, especially the Bristol Art Collective of which I am a member. Bristol truly is a font of creativity, what with the likes of Bansky and Jody, not to mention numerous other artists and photographers.”

On Photography

“Photography has been my hobby for several years, but one which I’ve taken more seriously in the past few. Macro photography is my favourite discipline but I also enjoy landscape, digital art, long exposure and wildlife photography. I think my goal in photography is to illustrate to people how I perceive Bristol, but most of all to simply make them happy!”

Neil’s Best Bristol Photos

1. Bristol Harbourside.
Bristol Harbourside

This is easily one of my favourite views of of the Bristol Harbourside.

2. Clifton Suspension Bridge
Bristol Clifton Suspension Bridge

This is a shot of the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge taken with a neutral density filter.

3. Clifton Suspension Bridge At Night
Clifton Suspension Bridge at Night

A photo of the Clifton Suspension Bridge at night. A very cold one at that!

4. Dundry’s Balloons.
Bristol Balloons

This shot of balloons taking off was taken from Dundry. I was very fortunate to capture this moment from afar!

5. SS Great Britain
SS Great Britain at Night

The SS Great Britain. Another Bristol icon, beautiful when lit up at night.

6. River Avon at sunset
River Avon Sunset

7. Aston Court Stag
Ashton Court Stag

A stag at Ashton Court. One of my first photographs.

8. Portbury Snow Train.
Bristol snowy train

This was taken on compact camera the last time we had significant snow in Bristol (Jan 2013). The Clifton Suspension Bridge is just visible in the distance.

9. Bristol Sunset
Bristol Sunset

A Bristol sunset shot, including silhouettes of Cabot Tower, Redcliffe Church, Wills Memorial Building, Clifton Cathedral and Royal Fort Tower.

10. Bristol Bee
Bee Close Up

Had to get a macro shot in somewhere! Although the majority of my macro shots are taken in my garden, this chap was on a car bonnet at the Harbourside during the Harbour Festival last year.

That was 10 superb Bristol photos from Neil James Brain. You can find Neil on Twitter @NeilJamesB and you’ll also find his work on display at the wonderful Zzzone Photography Studio.

If you’d like your photos featured on the Best of Bristol just send us an email to features@bestofbristol.co.  For more Bristol pictures, head over to our Bristol photos page.

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