At the seaside in Rhossili beach, Wales

Rhossili beach is possibly one of the best beaches in Britain. Rhossili lies in the Gower peninsula in Wales in an area designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The beach itself is about 3 miles long and is accessed by a steep descent from the Rhossili village at the top of the hill. As with most of Gower, this property is owned and operated by the National Trust.

A panoramic view of Rhossili beach from the path leading down
Rhossili beach at low tide.
Remains of an old wreck
View of Rhossili beach from one of the many coves on the cliff face.

All pictures from an iPhone 4S. Post-processed in Adobe Lightroom.


At the seaside in Barry, Wales

Barry Island in South Wales is on the Bristol Channel. It is an extensive beach and has the second largest tidal range in the world (15 metres). These pictures are from a recent trip to the Welsh seaside. At low tide the beach extends for almost a kilometer from the promenade.

Boats at low tide on barry habour
Barry beach at low tide.

All photographs from my trusted iPhone!


Navigating the Llangollen Canal

The Llangollen Canal is a UN World Heritage Site built in parts from the late 18th century and includes two aqueducts (at Pontcysyllte and Chirk).

Navigating a narrow bridge near Pontcysyllte on the Llangollen Canal

Photographed using a Nikon D7000 with a Tamron 18-250mm lens. 3 shot bracketed HDR.


Llangollen in HDR

Just last week I made a mad dash from Cambridge to Chester and then on to Llangollen to visit some family. As I wasn’t anticipating a day of photography, I left all my lenses barring the walkabout Tamron 18-250. Llangollen is a pretty little town in North Wales probably best known for the Llangollen steam railway and the Llangollen canal that passes over the River Dee on the Pontcysyllte aqueduct.

Llangollen on the Dee

A standard 3 shot bracketed HDR image processed in NIK HDR Efex Pro. Photographed on a Nikon D7000.

The 100th!!

I really didn’t think I’d get this far, but this is my hundredth blog posting!! The pastoral scene below is from the Brecon Beacon National Parks. Horses and a highland cow!


I mustn’t forget to add that it was extremely windy on the day, which is probably why the horses have such expressions on their faces!


Chaffinch (and cake)

At the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales, a male chaffinch showed great interest in carrot cake crumbs, appearing to within a foot of where we were sitting.


Chaffinches are common to the British Isles although reports suggest that their numbers are dwindling in suburban gardens and inner cities due to a loss of suitable nesting habitat.