Exploring the Thames and Severn Canal

A circular walk taking in the Thames and Severn Canal.

Snowdon - 30 Years in the making

After almost thirty years of trying we finally get perfect conditions for an ascent of Snowdon.

Juvenile Herring Gulls at Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle has had a few extra guests of late and they were putting on a great display.

Malham Cove

A spring visit to Malham Cover delivers Redstarts, Wheatear and nesting Peregrine Falcons.

Sunset over Worm's Head

A perfect sunset over Worm's Head on Gower.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Bonfire Night In Swansea

Another year and another bonfire night was upon me. Finding all of the local firework displays a bit overcrowded I headed up to the top of the hills at the back of the house. Fortunately I had my camera with me as the nearby electricity pylons and the orange glow from Swansea provided a dramatic landscape. There is something very satisfying about capturing a scene that takes some thought and is beyond the normal point and shoot landscapes that we all usually take. I hope you enjoy the pictures. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

11616 - Swansea after dark

11611 - Swansea after dark 11617 - Swansea after dark

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Buzzard over Pontarddulais

This weekend has pretty much been a blow out due to work commitments leaving me stuck in front of my computer. I did however manage to escape for a few hours this afternoon and walk up Gopa Hill at the back of my house. I was pleased to see a flock of Long Tailed Tits flitting through the trees but didn't spot any of this autumns Redwings. I hope to find and photograph some in the next week or so as by all accounts their numbers are increasing rapidly in the area. However I did see a Buzzard just in time to catch a picture as it soared overhead. It isn't the greatest image ever taken of a Buzzard but it is the first and only one that I have managed to capture. Something about the composition also appeals to me as you get a feeling of the motion and behavior of these birds as they scour the landscape for prey.

11606 - Buzzard over Gopa Hill, Pontarddulais

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