After taking an afternoon walk that was marred by heavy showers, I took an unplanned drive up to Rhigos Viewpoint. To be honest I didn't expect much of a view, but the rain began to clear and as the setting sun took on a peach hue, the views over the valley towards the Brecon Beacons were stunning. It just goes to prove that it's always worth going out when the weather is showery as you just can't beat the light when the rain clears.
Once again, my visit to Snowdonia was fleeting. I'd jumped in the car with the single intention of heading north. Travelling through Llandovery, Builth Wells, and then Rhaeadr, it was inevitable that I would end up in Snowdonia. A simple roadside shot of the sun stroking the landscape after changeable light, somewhere on the A487 south of Dolgellau just goes to prove once again that I really need to spend some serious time up in Snowdonia, rather than simply snapping shots from the roadside.
Early June on an attempted walk from Halfway Forest up to the main part of Crychan Forest. This section of pasture lies between the two. Unfortunatley due to not being able to find the correct route to the main part of Crychan Forest combined with running out of water in the intense summer heat, I had to turn back prematurely. I loved this hillside view though, with its summer clouds, rich greens, and the lone tree on the hilltop. I later discovered that the white-flowering trees were mountain ash.
Having seen Ferryside from the other side of the Towy estuary, I was intrigued. I made the most of an early afternoon finish at work and headed down there. On arriving and parking up, I saw this view. I knew I had to move fast. I didn't have time to get my Nikon out of the boot and affix the ideal lens, so I just ran across the beach and took shots on my Lumix compact, wiping the rain off the lens in between shots. In less than a minute, the rainbow began to fade. I think it goes to prove two things: 1) The best camera is the one you have with you (ie the one that allows you to
It was a bit of a last minute decision to head to Burry Port harbour for sunset as the day started wet and grey. The forecast suggested clear skies at sunset, which I knew wouldn't be great for a sunset shot. The tide was in which stopped me from getting the composition I really wanted, and taking the images involved me leaving the camera on the tripod, firing the shutter and then running inland to keep my feet dry. However, at one point I got distracted and a rogue wave caught me out. Despite the wet feet and only coming away with one image that I was really happy with, I'm pleased I