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.
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.