It’s been a damp festive season this year but I’ve realised that I need to get out of the house just for my own mental health, if nothing else. This New Year’s Eve we decided to take a short trip up to Goodwick on the North Pembrokeshire coast and, of course, I took a camera with me. The light was falling as we got there and the waves were gently lapping against the shore. Continue reading

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Wiseman’s Bridge

We’re really spoilt in Pembrokeshire for beaches and coastal locations. Wiseman’s Bridge is in the south of the county, about a thirty minutes drive away from where I live.

The sun was low in the December mid-afternoon with some light cloud so I took the chance to shoot this directly into it. I did have to reduce the highlights in Lightroom but apart from levelling the horizon that’s all I did to this image in post processing. Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Experiments

It’s been a rather wet and gloomy festive season to be honest (Merry Christmas to you, by the way) but I did manage to nip out to Newgale beach on the far west coast of Pembrokeshire to see my daughters on Christmas Eve. It was a dark and stormy day with some big waves. I had my Canon M6 with me with its 18-55mm lens so I knew I wouldn’t be taking dramatic surf shots. Continue reading

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When I Didn’t Bring my Camera

Well I did bring it actually … we’re just back from a visit to Cardiff. I took my small, mirrorless camera with me but didn’t feel the spark to take any photographs with it. We were in the city to see a couple of shows – one on Wednesday evening and then on Thursday. The Thursday evening event was a fantastic drag show / cabaret in the Wales Millennium Centre and I knew that I just wouldn’t be able to bring a camera into the venue.

So, we were in Cardiff Bay, again, but this time I didn’t have my DSLR or mirrorless camera with me. When I came out of the Millennium Centre I saw this perfect silhouette of the Ivor Novello statue. Continue reading

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A Morning Walk

I was meeting people down at Black Tar this morning which is an easy thirty minute walk from my house … although it does take me longer when I bring along my camera, which I did on this occasion. I was walking, I had a deadline, and I knew I’d be chatting once I got there so I decided to take my little mirrorless Canon M6 with me. Continue reading

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