52 in 2015 Week 46 Motion

Well I must be doing something right as my photographs for Week 44 Abandoned and Week 45 Street Photography got the most votes each week and became the groups header photographs.

And so to this weeks challenge Motion. Once again I managed to get two photographs for this  challenge more by chance than design.

First up is this photograph taken at the Horseshoe Falls near Llangollen, North Wales.

52 in 2015 Week 46 Motion

We had gone specifically to photograph the falls but I had spotted a Grey Heron fishing from a small island in the middle of the river, so I switched to my 150mm lens to get a close-up. Then these guys appeared from nowhere, paddling like crazy. Perfect! My first motion shot in the bag and with almost no effort.

The Horseshoe  Falls weren’t that interesting – I think I shot more of the heron and these guys paddling than I did of the falls.

Not long after this the gale force winds and heavy rain predicted for later in the day started  earlier than forecasted. So we decided to head home. But on the way back we stopped off at Llyn Aled and Aled Isaf. These are two isolated reservoirs out on the moors. It’s desolate but can be quite peaceful. Not today though, howling winds, whitecaps and driving rain. We could hardly get the car doors open, the wind was so strong. But i got my second motion photograph.

52 in 2015 Week 46 Motion(2)

Well that’s it for this week, I hope you enjoyed the photographs.

2 replies to “52 in 2015 Week 46 Motion

  1. Both are great shots but I’m giving my vote to the “paddlers.” Some of the facial expressions look kind of desperate. Sounds as if you had one heck of a time battling the winds. I’m wondering how you managed to keep your camera dry.


  2. Both the camera and the lens are dust proof, splash proof and can operate in temperatures down to -10C. I deliberately choose it for its lightness and these weather qualities, Yvonne. Especially as I’m in the mountains a lot or the salty atmosphere of the shoreline.


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