I always thought I should give then and now photographs a go. However what I have started to notice is that I have been doing Then and Now photographs unintentionally over the years and have been taking photographs of the same thing or place from the same view or perspective years apart.
Now this has come to my attention I have started to intentionally take photographs of the same place.
After Cabot Circus was completed there was a bridge at one end looking down Broadmead.
I first took a photograph down Broadmead in November 2015. I then used Snapseed to enhance the image. The original image was taken with an iPhone 6s Plus.
I took another shot from the same location in November 2017. This image was also taken with an iPhone 6s Plus.
It was then four years later in November 2021 that I took a similar photograph. This time I took the photograph was taken with an iPhone 8. This was much better at capturing photographs in low light.
The next one was a month later in daytime, in December 2021. Also taken with an iPhone 8.
A year later in December 2022 I took the same photograph again, this time with an iPhone 13.
So when I was in Broadmead in July 2023, so using my iPhone 13 I took the same photograph (this time intentionally).
Over the weekend we were at the Bristol Harbour Festival and managed as well as everything else, to get a few more Shauns into the visit.
55. Please Stand By
Those people who have never seen the BBC Testcard may have no idea why this Shaun is painted as he is. Like other test cards, it was usually shown while no programmes were being broadcast. In today’s world of 24 hour TV, we no longer experience the “joy” of watching the testcard and getting freaked out by that clown and little girl (oh then again go and watch Life on Mars).
54. Shaun on the Cob
On a previous visit to Marks and Spencers , Shaun on the Cob had been replaced by the Temporary Shaun while he received some tender loving care (fixing the vandalism). This vegetable sheep is very well painted and cleverly done.
25. King Arthur of Lambelot & Excalibaaar
Over by the Cathedral is not just a Shaun, but also a sword. As it was really busy in Bristol on that day, I found it challenging to get a photograph of the sheep and the sword (you can just see a little hand in the picture) so may go back another day when it is quieter to grab a better shot.
Willow stands next to St Mary Redcliffe church and looking very nice in the sun.