Shooting The Liberty Stadium

I was recently asked to provide photos of Liberty Stadium as my client wanted a fresh view of them. Aside from the obvious one from the road, I wasn’t sure what scope there was for providing a different sort of photo. My business (and personal) partner, Anneka, knew of a place to go so we headed up in typical August summer weather – strong winds with occasional rain. At least the clouds would be interesting…

The Liberty Stadium, Swansea

The Liberty Stadium, Swansea

The Liberty Stadium, Swansea

The Liberty Stadium, Swansea

After a few minutes of getting blown around this location, she told me of another place she knew. However, it transpired it had been quite a few years since she had been there… After trying to walk through someone’s garden and deciding that it was definitely the place she went last time but it was now overgrown, we had a quick look on Google maps and discovered the actual path to it was just down the road. We drove up the track, thankful for a 4×4 with higher ground clearance. As we were walking, she exclaimed “Dan, a rainbow!”. I rushed up the hill and found a place to shelter from the wind.

The Liberty Stadium, Swansea

The Liberty Stadium, Swansea

The Liberty Stadium, Swansea

The Liberty Stadium, Swansea

I rushed to take as many photos as possible to capture the rainbow at its best whilst it poured with rain. I switched to my ultra wide-angle lens to capture more of the rainbow.

The Liberty Stadium, Swansea

The Liberty Stadium, Swansea

The rain eased off and then stopped. The rainbow soon faded but the exhilaration of getting the shot with the added bonus of a strong rainbow was still coursing through our veins. It’s a sort of high, presumably caused by endorphins from the excitement. I love this sort of shoot when the unexpected turns up and you end up with a better photo than you had hoped for.

The Liberty Stadium, Swansea

The Liberty Stadium, Swansea

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