52 in 2015 Week 45 Street Photography

Street Photography. What a great choice for this weeks challenge.

Street photography is a renewable resource. If you don’t like what you see wait 5 minutes or walk a hundred feet. – Craig Coverdale

That’s what I did on Wednesday. Just had a walk around Llandudno with my camera strung around my neck. It’s amazing how people just don’t notice you are there.

52 in 2015 Week 45 Street Photography

Llandudno pier is always good for street photograph. People are busy playing the games so there’s always an opportunity to press the shutter without getting noticed.

Pavement cafe’s are always a good source for photographs., especially in Llandudno which seems to have more than it’s fair share of them

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I caught this old gentleman have a smoke outside the cafe. It’s not allowed inside any more so there’s always a chance you’ll find someone having a quick drag totally unaware that you have just pressed the shutter.

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

52 in 2015 Week 44 Abandoned

In reality the challenge could encompass anything old, abandoned or decaying. Talacre would be my first choice here as it meets all three of the criteria.

52 in 2015 Week 44 Abandoned

I caught the lighthouse just before the sun set as it was bathed in some absolutely fantastic golden light. Interestingly there was some work going on inside the lighthouse, “tidying up” is how it was described. But the nice young man I spoke to said they were probably going to paint the lighthouse next year.

That would be a shame because it’s a photographers dream at the moment with all those textures and the broken up pattern, exposing the brickwork.

My other choice would be “the Duke”. I have photographed this poor old ship loads of times and it’s getting worse every time I visit it.

Apparently it’s still in very good condition inside. Shame we will never get to see it.

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That’s it. I hope you enjoyed the photographs.

52 in 2015 Week 43 Textures

This is all about natural textures and not the ones you overlay in Photoshop.  Where better to find a simple photograph than the bark of a tree. Nice and textured. Shoot up the length of the tree for added interest.

52 in 2015 Week 43 Texture (2)

You may have seen this second photograph below. It featured in “Search For Autumn Colours

52 in 2015 Week 43 Texture

The textures of the moss on the trees really stood out.

As usual, the 52 challenges are short posts. I hope you enjoyed the photographs and until next time.

Black and White

Following on from the 52 Challenge where I used Black and White for the street photographs I thought I’d stick to that format for this post.

Actually there was a bit of method to my madness this week. It was a horrible grey flat day. No clouds, just grey dullness. The sea was flat calm but I decided to do a long exposure to really flatten it out and give a sort of misty look. I didn’t think colour would have done justice to this photograph, hence the Black and White, which gives this stark look.


Later that day I was on the pier at Llandudno. A little bit of cloud has appeared, but that cloud brought rain. Once again I decided to go for Black and White. It just emphasises the difference between the reflections of the lights and the dark wooden boards.

Llandudno Pier

I hope you like them.