Category Archives: Pontardawe

Destruction of a Public Footpath in Pontardawe

In Pontardawe in Swansea Valley, there is a lovely riverside walk through Cwm Du Glen alongside the Upper Clydach River. At least, there was until a developer dumped several tonnes of earth and debris onto the footpath rather than clear it away from the site they were working on. The council have been informed and the last we heard were looking into it.

The unsecured logs go on top of the debris dumped, and it ……

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Upper Clydach River in Pontardawe

Cwm Du Glen where the Upper Clydach River has carved a gorge is just minutes from our house. We’ve lived there for 4.5 years and I’ve only just gotten around to photographing these falls and bridge! I would normally have waded into the river to take photos, but the rocks were incredibly slippery and the water a little too fast…

Cwm Du Glen, Upper Clydach River, Pontardawe, Swansea Valley, Wales

Cwm Du Glen, Upper Clydach ……

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Night Time Photography

It’s been a year and a bit since I last shot some star trails, so I decided to try some more. This time I bought myself a third party timer – I plug it into the camera and tell it I was to take 60 photos that are each 5 minutes long with an interval of 1 second between and let it do its stuff. I then stack the images on the PC using some ……

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Brecon Craft Fair

Tomorrow’s Brecon Craft Fair (18th December 2010) has been cancelled so unfortunately I shan’t be there with my stall – the A470 between Merthyr and Brecon is closed so I couldn’t have got there anyway. If anyone’s desperate for any last minute gifts, please let me know and we can see what we can do – if you can get to Swansea then there shouldn’t be a problem. Meanwhile, here’s a photo of Pontardawe from ……

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Fresh From The Garden

Back in August, I posted a blog entry that showed 16 macro shots of fruit and veg that we’ve grown in our garden – a personal project to shoot everything edible that we grow during 2010 with the aim to make a set of 10×10″ canvases to put on the conservatory wall. Many things have finished growing now so I’ve redone the mosaic and added another 14 photos! And there are still more to come ……

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Struck by Lightning

It never happens to you, right? We’re at home and hear the distant rumble of thunder and see a flash. It’s misty so we can’t see much but we go into the porch to watch the lightning (after I unplugged the computer). It’s a pretty intense storm and the following conversation takes place:
Paula: Wouldn’t it be nice if the lightning strikes in front of us so we can see it.
Me: It won’t happen as there ……

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Fresh From The Garden

It’s good to set yourself a personal project every now and then and this year I set myself the task of photographing all the fruit and veg we grow in the garden using my macro lens. At then end of the year, I will make up 10×10″ canvases of them all to hang in the conservatory to make a very colourful (and fruitful!) wall. Here’s a sneak preview of the project so far.

All from ……

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