Oxwich Bay

A few weeks ago, I took a trip out to Penmaen Burrows to overlook Oxwich Bay for sunset with Emma. Before leaving, I inspected the area using the Google satellite images and spotted a likely looking location to photograph Oxwich Bay from. When we got there, it wasn’t obvious where that spot was but there was what looked like an animal track leading out to the cliff edge. Curious, I walked along it and was suddenly in a large grassy area carpeted with wild flowers. I immediately set to work, choosing my tilt-shift lens so I could show the flowers in their glory.

Oxwich Bay, Gower

Oxwich Bay, Gower

After spending a long time at this location, we moved onto the next outcrop that overlooked Oxwich. Again, we were lucky enough to be presented by beautiful wild flowers. I used my tilt-shift lens to emphasise the flowers.

Oxwich Bay, Gower

Oxwich Bay, Gower

There were some lovely pink thistles so I used my 17-40 lens to capture them and also the lovely glow coming from the Rhossili area.

Oxwich Bay, Gower

Oxwich Bay, Gower

With that shot in the bag, the best of the light was gone so we headed home. A few days later during a break in the rain, I headed back to the location to capture the scene as a typical sunny summer’s day with blue sky and white fluffy clouds.

Oxwich Bay, Gower

Oxwich Bay, Gower

I’ve very pleased with these photos and it’s a beach that, despite working in this area for many years, I have never taken a good photo of – I now feel that I have conquered this beach and will be coming back. It just goes to show that researching the area beforehand can really benefit.

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