Posts Tagged ‘Wales’

Holywell Harbour

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Holywell Harbour

It was a wonderful surprise to discover a tiny fishing community still in existence in Holywell, North Wales. I imagined these two boats to be taking a long, peaceful retirement from duty after a hard working life.

Snowdonia Mountains

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

The snow-clad mountain lurching behind the tree at the top of this set of images is Tryfan, a mountain that has touched most of the outdoor-orientated folks I know in one way or another. I remember it for terrifying icy winter scrambles, oh, and watching my partner being helicopter-lifted from a decent route. A couple of friends will definitely remember the top of the mountain as the place they became engaged to be married. Another chap we know probably treats it with great respect after dislocating his shoulder on the way down. Once you have walked, scrambled or climbed the north ridge route of this hill, it distills the contradictory mix of outright respect and just plain rocky fun into everyone who passes that way.

The Sinister Snowman

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

The brief sunshine through the freezing cold today reminded me of one of my favourite poems by Wallace Stevens:

One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter

Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,

Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place
For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.

Explosions in the sky

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

I had it in mind that used tastefully, the photographic High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDR) technique could be effective for adding drama to architectural shots. What do you think?

Porth Clais, St David’s, Pembrokeshire

From here you can…

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Surf Kayaking at Newgale beach, Pembrokeshire.

This simple composition was partly inspired by the wonderfully abstract work of [Patrice Schreyer] who is taking a break from the rat race with an extended photographic exploration of Iceland.

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Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

In the language of flowers, the thistle is an ancient Celtic symbol for Nobility of Character. Looking at these majestic, but heavily armoured flowerheads, it’s easy to see why.

24th Febuary 2008

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Riverside Taxidermy shop front, Llangollen

Riverside Taxidermy shop front, Llangollen

These photos were taken from the steet through glass using a wide aperture to ensure the dirty glass didn’t register on these shots. The text and block colour was added later in Photoshop.

10th Febuary 2008

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Warm early morning light pooring into an disused outbuilding, adjoining the Hendre Isaf Basecamp bunkhouse, Betws-y-Coed, North Wales

Snowdon from Llynau Mymbyr. This is much used road-side photography spot, lazily captured in mid-morning light. At sunrise though, Snowdon glows bright orange from this location. I must go back.

9th Febuary 2008

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

The first of hopefully many people shots in this project. I feel uncomfortable asking friends and indeed strangers if I can take their picture, although I am working on techniques to make this more of a balanced exchange in the future.

9th Febuary 2008

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

Sunrise, River Merddwr, Pentrefoelas. This was shot 2 minutes walk away from the excellent Hendre Isaf Basecamp, near Betws-y-Coed, North Wales.