8 photos of Bristol on instagram from August
1. Morning Ascent by @jezzle
The Bristol Balloon Fiesta was a fantastic success this year with the weather being mostly kind for once. Thanks to the continuous morning sunshine we had a considerable amount of IGers forcing themselves out of bed at the crack of dawn in order to capture some colourful morning ascent shots, such as this one by Jess. If you know Bristol, then you’ll know this balloon; although not necessarily from this angle! We had several hundred photos tagged over the whole event; this was one of several which really stood out for me.
2. Durdham Downs by @paulspics_76
I love the combination of the big rolling clouds drifting over the small solitary bench in this photo. It’s almost cinematic. Paul takes great photos of nature and this shows off one of our big green spaces at its best.
3. Saltford Rainbow by @ellabonbella_x
It’s fair to say we had mixed weather throughout August but it did mean that we had some great dramatic skyline shots tagged; Ella caught the end of this rainbow from Saltford near Bristol, looking towards the rolling hills around Kelston which separate us from Bath. Beautiful photo.
4. Grain Barge by @richmccluskey
Alternative twists on classic Bristol scenes – that’s how I’d sum up the work of Rich! This much-loved vista featuring the Grain Barge and colourful Cliftonwood houses comes alive even more with the addition of a starry skied edit. One of our most popular regrams to date.
5. Redcliffe Ferry by @giplu
This eye catching image of a ferry travelling across the Harbourside was taken by Bristol IGer Adam. The vivid colours and great composition make this such an impressive picture.
6. Bikes & Balloons by @andrew_parsons
With a record seven ascents taking place during this summer’s balloon fiesta, there was plenty of opportunity to capture the stunning sight of balloons filling up the skies of Bristol. However the beautiful composition of Andrew’s picture make it one of my all time favourite Bristol on Instagram pictures and a real highlight from the weekend.
7. Suspension Bridge Sunset by @shua_one
Joshua recently captured this great picture at sunset, looking towards the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The colours and sharp contrast certainly make it a stand-out shot.
8. Sparkles The Unicorn by @rosiejam
The colourful Shaun The Sheep models have been the defining sight of the summer for many and their presence has certainly captured the interest of folk across Bristol and beyond. Despite thousands of pictures taken during the city wide exhibition, Rosie arguably saved the best till last with this wonderful rainbow shot.