Out And About

The plan for Thursday was to head into Snowdonia to photograph the Devils Kitchen at the top of Cwm Idwal. But the "best laid plans of mice and men often go awry" or as Rabbie Burns put it “The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley.” Thursday saw me having to... Continue Reading →

Let’s Get Together

Wednesday evening saw me at Greenfield Valley Heritage Park along with members of Prestatyn Camera Club for a club night out taking photographs or the ruined abbey and ruined buildings. The park is approximately 70 acres of woodland – there are lakes, streams, monuments, historic factories situated around the park, lots of photo opportunities and... Continue Reading →

D-Day 6th June 1944

This morning saw me on the beach at Rhyl to photograph preparations for a special commemoration marking the 75th anniversary of the allied landings in Normandy. The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II. Codenamed Operation Neptune and... Continue Reading →

I Should Have Got There Early

Spur of the moment decision but I decided to head to Bodnant Gardens this morning before the flowers in the Laburnum Arch decay. By the time I walked the dogs it was 10am before I set off. Bodnant opens at 9am. It's only a short drive away but by the time I got there I... Continue Reading →

Llandulas Sunset

This is going to be fun. WordPress have changed the familiar desktop editor for this new fangled Gutenberg thingy. Apparently you have to add blocks instead of just writing and adding photographs as you go along. Seems like a lot more work to me. But as I don't have much choice now for blog post... Continue Reading →

Gronant Dunes

Well it's been a busy old week and a sharp learning curve for me as well. First of all I had a problem with my camera which took me ages to resolve, but hopefully that's sorted. Then probably the biggest step I have taken with my photography since I changed from Pentax and moved to... Continue Reading →

Living History

Roman Britain, Vikings & Saxons, Jousting Knights, Cavaliers & Roundheads, World War 1 & 2, the Victorians, to name but a few, the United Kingdom is not short of reenactment groups who give up their time and money to present us with living history. For a photographer there's some great opportunities, as most reenactors are... Continue Reading →

In Search Of Bluebells

Thursday saw me at Bodnant Gardens, about 30 minutes drive from my house. The gardens are a National Trust property, spanning about 80 acres of hillside with formal Italianate terraces... ...and shrub borders stocked with plants from all over the world. At first everything is on the level with well laid out paths. You can... Continue Reading →

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