An afternoon at Tŵr Mawr
The western entrance to the Menai Strait is marked by the Tŵr Mawr Lighthouse on Ynys Llanddwyn, Anglesey, Wales.
Llanddwyn Island is a truly magical place and I’m really looking forward to spend some quality time here again soon.
The little Beacon
Tŵr Bach (Little Tower) on the tidal island Ynys Llanddwyn in Anglesey, North Wales, during an amazing sunset.
Yes, it’s the boathouse at Llyn Ogwen in Snowdonia again. I can’t get enough of it because with every change of light and weather, it changes the mood of the scenery.
South Stack Lighthouse
South Stack Lighthouse on Holy Island, Anglesey, is probably the most photographed lighthouse in Wales. Its exposition towards west makes it a perfect photo spot at sunset.
What are you doing when the weather is grey, dull and misty over a long period of time? I decided to visit my local nature reserve in the Forest of Dean to take advantage of the situation, trying to turn it into something positive, by using the last colours of autumn on the trees. The dense fog let the background behind the island on Worgreens Lake almost fully disappear. As an interesting side effect, the reflection appears clearer than the trees itself.
is the Welsh name of Fairy Glen Gorge in Snowdonia, North Wales, where the river Conwy forms this beauty spot near Betws-y-Coed.
As if there weren’t enough natural lead in lines, I decided to use the Lee Little Stopper to make the flow in the water visible and the Lee Landscape Polariser helped to bring out colours and details in the wet greens.
Do you now slowly begin to believe in Fairies…?
The Llanberis Tree
Well known and often photographed at the shore of Llyn Padarn in Snowdonia. Many photos of this lone tree have been shown recently but I always enjoy coming back to this place. And of course it is photogenic, no matter the weather conditions.
Tŵr Mawr Lighthouse
The Tŵr Mawr Lighthouse on Ynys Llanddwyn, Anglesey, Wales, which marks the western entrance to the Menai Strait since 1873.
While waiting for the sunset on the magical Llanddwyn Island, I was just killing time with some long exposures and this is one of them.
Llyn Ogwen Boathouse
This boathouse at Llyn Ogwen in Snowdonia doesn’t need a lot of description because it’s well known and often photographed. I’ve been here a few times but finally I had the cloudy and moody conditions I was always hoping for.
Tell me, was it worth coming back in these conditions for this two minute long exposure?
Fairy Glen Gorge
The Welsh name of this beautiful gorge on the River Conwy in North Wales is Ffos Noddun, which can be translated to Deep Ditch. The river is channelled into a narrow gorge, forming rapids and cascades. It is a true beauty spot and after quite a few visits in Snowdonia, I’m really happy that I finally had the chance to pay this location a visit.
Dreaming of a Lighthouse
Sweet dreams to all of you…
You reap what you sow
This field is right next to my doorstep and watching how it changes throughout the seasons is amazing. Knowing how technical and efficient modern day agricultural work is, I was literally waiting for this one day of the year, when the Combine Harvester would appear. I wasn’t disappointed when it finally happened. The structures, created by the process looked amazing, the light was right to emphasise the golden colours and the shadows, created by the clouds were a real bonus.
The eye in the sky took off and - for the drone police - of course I asked the guys for permission to fly above them.
Milky Way over Windmills
Rainy weekends are Photoshop weekends!
Today’s creation is a composite of a nine image Milky Way stack from South Wales, blended with a Windmill of Zaanse Schans in the Netherlands.
Birds eye view of Worgreens Lake
Today I’d like to show you something totally different in my portfolio.
The heart of Worgreens Nature Reserve in the Forest of Dean is a manmade lake with one large and a few smaller islands. Normally I visit the area for a quiet stroll, when I need to clear my head. But now the newest member of my little equipment family, allows me completely new views of a well known area.
Would you like to see more like this?
A Path across
Visiting St. Michael’s Mount in Marazion is always a highlight of a trip to and through Cornwall. I simply can’t get enough of this beautiful place.
Lighthouse in the Clouds
When high tide and sunset come together at the Burnham-on-Sea Low Lighthouse, the place turns into something magical.
Crown Engine House
A calm see and soft evening light at the Botallack Tin Mines in Cornwall.
Have I lost my mind, trying to amplify the mood by a 360 second long exposure or do you think the artistic approach was the right thing to do in this scenery?
Against the Wind
The foam in the water, driven straight towards me by the storm over the Craig Goch Reservoir, Elan Valley in Wales, initially caught my eye. The use of a Lee Big Stopper plus a 3 stop hard grad filter, gave me the result I was hoping for, in this 110 second long exposure.
Island in the Clouds
St. Michael’s Mount in Marazion, Cornwall.
Let’s call it digital improvement 😉 Still, this image has been created from a single long exposure RAW file.