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