Last year, we rented a converted farm building on the coast just north of Barmouth. We've been to Barmouth before, and enjoyed it. Even though the weather during this particular week was spectacularly crap for a good 5/7 of the time, when the sun did come out it was beautiful. We were often entertained by the farm's animals, and the view.
Thursday, 11 June 2009
Just one image for this post. I went for a walk, locally, one Sunday morning, and decided to wander off the footpath for a bit of a reccy for potential photographic locations. Whilst between the a stream (which is the river Trent) and a local pool, I spotted a Kingfisher, so I decided that I would return that afternoon with my camera. Unfortunately, there was no sign of the Kingfisher, but a couple of Canada geese flew in and I managed to catch this one just right.
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
A notable date. Not only was it my 40th birthday, but it was my second low-level outing and my first opportunity to capture some F15 Eagle shots, complete with vapour. Also along for the ride was a Tornado GR4, which went a bit high. I've also thrown in a landscape shot looking down the pass towards the Tal-y-Llyn lake and Corris corner. I enjoy the planes, I enjoy the photography, and the fact that I'm surrounded by this kind of scenery ticks the final box.
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
After being informed and enthused about the subject of low-fly photography by my friend and colleague Martin, I decided to have a crack at it, and Martin was good enough to lend me a suitable lens for the trip. It was last (2008) March. It was cold, and the climb up the "Bwlch" whilst carrying my gear (including a large flask of tea) was hard work, but after the arrival of a few aircraft, any discomfort was forgotten, and I was well and truly hooked. These were my first efforts, and I was very pleased with them at the time.
Okay, let's kick things off with some bird images. One afternoon I noticed that part of our small garden was rather nicely lit, so I decided to set up in our small garden shed and use it as a makeshift hide. Nothing fancy, I just sat in it with the door open. It wasn't long before some visitors started to arrive for a feed.