Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hermits Cell

In a small magical grove near the tip of Anglesey is St Seiriol's Well. Dating back to the 6th Century a small spring of clear water bubbles out from under a large rock and flows through a small walled and wooded area. On a warm sunny day with no one around the site has a wonderful tranquil charm.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Solstice

Well another year has passed the longest day and starts the long slow drop down to the depths of Winter. 


I always find it strange that in the hight of summer the passing of the longest day seems to mark a change in the year. The heat of July, August and 'High Summer' is still to come but the solstice has come and gone and Winter beckons.




Monday, June 20, 2011

Moon and Sea at night

I had hopes to do more of these sea at night images. Sadly the tides did not really play out right. The tides were low at dusk, and the seas were not very big, so I did not get the misty effect of the waves that I was looking for.




Sunday, June 19, 2011

Pebbles

Much of my time was spent on various beaches around the isle of Anglesey. Each was different, all were almost deserted and all gave me different images. 
These pebbles are from a beach I posted some images from a few days ago. I took several hundred images on this beach and I am still looking at the files and finding new pictures.



Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Beach pebbles

One of the road ends that I got to had the most amazing pebble beach. I spent a long time taking pictures of the stones.







Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Porth Wen Brickworks

The ruins at Porth Wen, are the remains of a brickworks that operated from the mid 1800's until early in the 20th Century. Today they are a decaying collection of buildings slowly being reclaimed by the sea. 







Tuesday, June 14, 2011

To the ends of the roads.

Before I went of to Anglesey I had purchased the OS Explorer maps for the island and also spent time on Google maps, looking for suitable areas for photography. This still did not prepare me for all the locations I found. Mostly I was going to the ends of any road I came to, just to see what was there. Nothing made my heart beat faster than a 'dead end' road sign. 


What I did find was that a large amount of the dead ends ended with a church or holy site.  The images here are from four different sites that were at the ends of roads or on Island of Anglesey.





Monday, June 13, 2011

Parys Mountain

Near Amlwch, is Parys Mountain, a spectacular deep rip in the earth's surface that are the remains of copper mining that took place on the mountain since the 1780's. 
The colours are fantastic and the whole area is a rich tapestry of coloured rock. 







Sunday, June 12, 2011

Anglesey

I am just back from a few days camping on the Isle of Anglesey. 
Over the next few days I will posting a few new image from the trip. It will not be a blow by blow account of each day, more a small selection of images from some of the locations I visited.


The first three images were taken at St Tysilio's church on a small island in the Menai Straits between the two bridges connecting Anglesey to the mainland. Although I had both my standard camera and my Infra Red camera most of the shooting on the trip was done on the standard camera, but at this location the most interesting images were shot in Infra Red.




Saturday, June 04, 2011

Rochester Dickens Festival

This weekend is the Dickens estival at Rochester. I had not visited for a year or two as my weekends 'on' did not allow. This year I have just started a few days off work and as the weather was fine we went down to see the 12 o'clock parade. As ever it was full of colour and people dressed as Victorian and Dikensian characters.