Category Archives: Night Photography

Bioluminescent Plankton

Bioluminescent Plankton at Aberavon, Wales

With all the bioluminescence that has been happening on the South Wales coastline recently, it meant we just had to get out and see it for ourselves. It had been seen on Oxwich Bay on Friday night, so Saturday night saw us at Oxwich Bay waiting for the magic to happen. But nothing happened…. There were a lot of disappointed people. As I came back to the car from checking out the water, a car ……

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Caswell Bay in the Early Hours

Caswell Bay with Airglow

After my visit to Three Cliffs Bay, I wasn’t ready to head home yet so I thought about where I could go next. It was around 1am and I was starting to get tired so Caswell Bay was the obvious place as I didn’t have to walk far from the car. I parked the car in the very empty car park and nipped up on to the coast path. I took a few shots and ……

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An Amazing Night at Three Cliffs

Three Cliffs Bay with Sirius and Airglow

Last night I had an Astrophotography Workshop at Three Cliffs Bay. After almost cancelling because it was cloudy and raining when we met, we spent a good few hours out on the cliffs taking photos before going back to the cars. When my client had left, I walked all the way back out to the cliffs by myself. Half way, it started raining again and I almost turned around and headed back to the car, ……

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Astrophotography Workshop

Arthur's Stone, Gower

If you didn’t already know, I run astrophotography workshops and teach people how to take photos like the ones here with their DSLR and normal lenses. Last week I ran one such workshop on Gower with someone who had been on a daylight workshop with me. After a few goes at arranging a date, the skies were finally clear and not only that, the Milky Way was incredibly visible. The first place we stopped was ……

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A Quick Trip to The Black Mountains

Llangorse Lake and Pen y Fan from Mynydd Llangorse

We finally had some spare time and the weather forecast was good so we jumped into the car and headed east to Mynydd Llangorse. We climbed part of the hill in the diffuse sunlight, keeping an eye on the band of clear sky that we knew would give us beautiful side lighting. We sat on the side of the hill with bilberries staining our clothes and flies that were a cross between a flying ant ……

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Landscape Photographer of the Year 2015

Me with the 100x40cm photo printed out

Every year I enter Take a View’s Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. This year, I was lucky enough to have one image short-listed – that meant I had to send off the full-resolution file along with RAW files for inspection to make sure it adhered to the competition rules. A couple of days ago I had an email to tell me my short-listed photo had been commended by the judges and had won a ……

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Today, I woke with frost on my hat!

On our way up to the ridge by Corn Du

Every so often, life brings on experiences that put you back in touch with the world and help shape your future. It all started when we realised we had a free evening and I said “hey, we should camp in the snow”.

Corn Du and Pen y Fan

Two days later, we were enduring one of the hardest walks we’ve done. I had 25Kg on my back – that’s 4 stone in old money! I ……

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