Orion Constellation, The Moon and Tor Bay

This is a follow on from the previous blog post when I went out to shoot stars on Gower. I had left Emma and headed down to Penmaen Burrows on my own – I was pleased to see there weren’t any more cars in the car park, so it meant I had the place to myself. I went to the viewpoint of Tor Bay that I use on my Workshops and set up behind a gorse bush in an attempt to get out of the wind. I had been hoping the moon would be behind me, but it was very much in the frame so I decided to work with it and make it part of the photo. I set the lens to be as wide as possible and tried a few subtly different compositions.

Orion, the Moon, Tor Bay and Oxwich Bay

Orion, the Moon, Tor Bay and Oxwich Bay

I had carried a flask of hot water, milk and tea bags to Rhossili and back so decided I was definitely going to make use of them. I made a cup of tea, promptly knocked my flask over which hit the cup and spilt it so made another. There is something about drinking a cup of tea outside, hunkered down behind a gorse bush, in the wind, in the dark – it’s tastes different. Better. It reminded me of drinking tea on Scout camp – happy days. It was getting close to 9pm and clouds were starting to build, so it was time to go home.

Orion Asterism and other features

Orion Asterism and other features

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