MacCulloch's Fossil Tree, Isle of Mull

A walk to MacCulloch's fossil tree at Burg on the magnificent Isle of Mull.

Climbing Ben More

We finally bag our first munro in the shape of Ben More on the Isle of Mull.

Isle of Mull - A walk to Treshnish

Classic walk in NW Mull to Treshnish Headland.

Rare Crystal Jellyfish on Gower

We find a very rare Crystal Jellyfish washed up on Whiteford beach, Gower..

Snowdon - 30 Years in the making

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

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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