Category Archives: Gower

Broad Pool, the Moon and the Milky Way

Broad Pool, the Moon and the Milky Way

Earlier this week, my new Canon 6D arrived – I decided to swap from the 5DMkII to the 6D for its superior noise at ISO6400 as I am doing more and more astrophotography. The forecast was for clear skies last night so I headed out to Broad Pool on Gower. I knew the moon would be out, but that was fine as you can still shoot astrophotos with the moon in the sky. I spent ……

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The Milky Way at Tears Point on Gower

The Milky Way from Tears Point

Last week I ran a One to One Workshop on Gower at Penmaen Burrows and Three Cliffs Bay. We finished after sunset and just 20 minutes later, Venus was very visible in the bright sky so I knew it was going to be a good night for astrophotography! After the client left to go home, I drove to Rhossili and walked along the cliffs towards Tears Point. The Milky Way is particularly good in the ……

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Worm’s Head and Rhossili Bay in Heather

It’s the time of year for heather to come out on Rhossili Down again, so last night I met with Emma and we walked up to the top of Rhossili Down. At our first stop, I used my tilt-shift lens to get close to the heather and emphasise it. It was pretty windy though, so the heather had some motion blur but there wasn’t much I could do about it. There was such a contrast ……

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Three Cliffs Bay in Infrared

Three Cliffs Bay in Infrared

Yesterday I had the delight of running a One to One half day Landscape Photography Workshop. Once again I was fortunate with the weather and, although cold, it didn’t rain. One of our stops was an amazing viewpoint overlooking Three Cliffs Bay. I spotted the patterns in the rock and suggested my workshop attendee use them as foreground. Whilst she was photographing the scene, I used my Infrared converted camera to take this photo.

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Caswell Bay and Langland Bay at night

Caswell Bay with Polaris, Cassiopeia and Cepheus

Yesterday, the alarm went off at 4am. I dragged myself from the warm bed and drove out to Gower with the purpose of photographing Langland Bay and Caswell Bay at night. At Langland, I walked down to the beach and tried a photo looking back to the huts, but it was too bright with light pollution. I tried a few more photos (which I’ve only briefly looked at) but decided I would have better luck ……

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Orion Constellation, The Moon and Tor Bay

Orion, the Moon, Tor Bay and Oxwich 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 ……

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Rhossili Bay Stars at Night

Rhossili Bay, The Helvetia Wreck, The Milky Way and The Plough

Last night I headed to Rhossili Bay to photograph stars. I’ve shot star trails there before, but this time I wanted to capture the stars as pin pricks. I had checked everything but had forgotten to look at the moon forecast so was a little disappointed when I saw there was a half-moon high in the sky, but the weather has been so bad recently that I decided to go anyway. I met up with ……

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