Winter 2014

So far, this winter has been absolute rubbish! We’ve had almost no frost at all and it has just been continuous rain – as of today, we’ve had 49 continuous days of rain and, in January alone, 38cm of rain! To put this in context, the average rainfall for January in Wales is just 15.7cm! During a brief window, the forecast was for clear skies at low levels with a touch of snow on the ……

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My Top 10 Favourite Photos of 2013

Pen y Fan from Corn Du at Night

As 2013 nears the end, I thought I would pick my favourite 10 photos that I’ve taken throughout the year. In no particular order…

1. Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Upper Neuadd Reservoir
January 16th: This was my first trip out for a while and I was so blown away by the light and the scene that I spent over an hour on this spot! What caught my eye was the ice that was vaguely ……

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West of Galway

Roundstone Bay

A few weeks ago, we were lucky enough to go on holiday to Ireland. We stayed in Roundstone, west of Galway, in a lovely cottage. Naturally, it was a great excuse to take lots of photos! Here is a selection:

The view from the cottage in Roundstone

The Milky Way over Gurteen Bay

Gurteen Bay Cemetery

Gurteen Bay

Roundstone Bay

Rain Storm over the Maumturk Mountains and Lough Nafooey

Gurteen ……

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Infrared and Rivers

Afon Pyrddin in Infrared 'false colour', Brecon Beacons National Park

On my trip to Sgwd Gwladus yesterday, I stopped at a picturesque viewpoint along the river. I set up the camera as usual and shot some normal photos. I then wondered how it would look with my Infrared camera so I got it out. It’s always difficult to see what you’re getting with Infrared but the results on the LCD looked promising. When I processed them later, I found that I preferred the ‘false colour’ ……

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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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Moonrise in the Brecon Beacons

Moonrise with Fan y Big and Brecon

I have seen countless sunrises (and sunsets) but I have never witnessed a ‘moonrise’. I knew the moon would be coming out so was expecting it, but what I wasn’t expecting is how it felt. The moon is typically white in the sky so that was I was expecting. I was shooting photos of Pen y Fan when I glanced across and say a bright ball just peak above the horizon. It’s difficult to explain, ……

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Cefn Cyff and Brecon from Fan y Big

Cefn Cyff and Brecon from Fan y Big

Following on from the previous blog post, here is another photo. By now, the moon had risen and was high in the sky. It is amazing how much light the moon produces! It was bright enough for me to cast a shadow! After I had finished at my first location, I walked back to Fan y Big. The wind was pretty strong at the summit so I decided not to post on the ‘diving board’ ……

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