Posts Tagged ‘Snowdonia’

Snowdonia wedding

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

It was an honour be the wedding photographer for the marriage of Alan and Jane at Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Snowdonia – Blaenau Ffestiniog.

This wedding is featured on ITV1’s ‘Caroline Quentin’s National Parks‘ on Tuesday 14th May, as part of her coverage of Snowdonia national park.

Snowdonia wedding

Friday, May 10th, 2013

It was an honour to be the wedding photographer for the marriage of Alan and Jane at Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Snowdonia – Blaenau Ffestiniog.

This wedding was featured on ITV1’s Caroline Quentin’s National Parks on Tuesday 14th May, as part of her coverage of Snowdonia national park.

Soggy Snowdonia

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

After a summer of Snowdonia photography workshops in sometimes often too bright sunshine, Snowdonia showed her true colours on Monday, with non-stop rain all day. Although we had to keep to tree cover for most of the day, the water on the leaves and gushing down mountain streams gave us plenty to work with.

A blurred tree

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Camera Blur Betws y Coed, Snowdonia

On one level, in-camera motion blur is pure play. Take away the tools-of-the-trade tripod, careful compositions, and pin-sharp images, wheel in unpredictable results and no discernable subject. Sounds a bit crazy? The results can be really mesmerising. Taking away the detail from a scene or subject has the fascinating side-effect of only leaving the loosest impression of the place, at the risk of sounding very pretentious, almost reducing the image to an emotional imprint of a place. This needs more investigation.

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Snowdonia

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

The weather being what it is in the mountainous areas of Wales, having too much sunshine is a problem we rarely face on workshops. Yesterday, the strong August sun was a real challenge. We managed to pull out a set of vibrant ‘postcard’ shots, but the strong light really had us thinking hard about exposure and the limited dynamic range of our cameras. A nice luxury to have!

first breath of light

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Slate Quarry, Capel Curig

I keep going back to these old miners cottages in Snowdonia. I am not sure why, there is very little left standing now, but I think it’s the thrill of getting there and getting set up just before the sunrise briefly kisses the old ruins of the miners cottages with golden light. I wonder every time how many sunrises these cottages have seen. When did they last see men sleeping under their roofs? Which fierce winter was it that finally wrenched the roofs off? How long until there is nothing left here but a pile of rock.

Moody Snowdonia

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Snowdonia from Penycloddiau

I am still struggling a bit with the fact this view of the snowdonia hills is now just up the road from the house. It feels it should still involve some hard work to earn a view like this over the hills, but the reality is I can pop out with a point-and-shoot camera and snap shots of views like this while walking the dog. Doesn’t feel real yet, living in the middle of all of this.

Woodland Stream

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Rhos Barracks

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

I very nearly missed this shot. I got up bleary eyed at 5.30am to find a cloud completely obscuring the mountain I had intended to photograph. Quick thinking and a sweaty run up a nearly hill meant I just got here in time to get a few shots before the gathering cloud set in for the rest of the day…

Moel Siabod

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Moel Siabod