Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

It’s been a very long time since i posted to my blog, sick Parents, lack of motivation, no new photos etc, fortunately i was invited out by a very good friend Mike Hardisty a few weeks ago and we made the best of our Welsh weather, so in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

Winter Shadows of Snowdonia:

Clouds Over Tryfan
Tryfan mountain forms part of the Glyderau group, and is one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. At 917.5 m above sea level it is the fifteenth highest mountain in Wales. Under the cloud the top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows
Pen yr Ole Wen Mountain
Pen yr Ole Wen is the seventh highest mountain in Snowdonia and in Wales. It is the most southerly of the Carneddau range. The mountain lies to the north of Idwal Cottage youth hostel on the A5 road, from where it has a pyramidal appearance. The wooden foot bridge leads to Cwm Idwal lake, Snowdonia, north Wales UK
Winter River Rapids
Winter at the wooden foot bridge leading to Cwm Idwal lake, Snowdonia, north Wales UK Cwm Idwal is a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology.
River Rapids Snowdonia
Winter rapids at Cwm Idwal a national nature reserve, and one of the few places in Britain where the Snowdon Lilly can be found.
Bridge to Idwal Lake
Winter at the wooden foot bridge leading to Cwm Idwal lake, Snowdonia, north Wales UK Cwm Idwal is an area to be treated with extra special respect. It is an area which is home to lots of wildlife.
Winter Rapids of Snowdonia
Winter rapids at Cwm Idwal
Tryfan and Ogwen River
View along and up Ogwen Falls towards Tryfan mountain one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. At 917.5 m above sea level it is the fifteenth highest mountain in Wales. The top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows Winter at the Snowdonia National Park, north Wales, UK
Snowdonia Landscape Winter
Winter at the Nant Ffrancon Pass and Ogwen river, Snowdonia, North Wales, looking towards the old A5 roman road between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy, UK
Winter at Snowdonia
Winter Panorama at Snowdonia, view of the small wooden Footbridge at the base of Llyn Idwal, Tryfan and the Devils Kitchen, snowdonia national park, north Wales, UK
Nant Ffrancon Winter
Winter Panorama at the Nant Ffrancon Pass, Snowdonia, North Wales, looking towards the old roman road the A5 between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy, UK
Snowdon Cyclists
Winter Cyclists on the Winding Road to Snowdon Yr Wyddfa in Welsh, the highest mountain in Wales and England.
The Snowdon Star
The Snowdon Star boat trips on Padarn Lake offering panoramic views of Snowdonia. Llanberis, Gwynedd, North Wales, UK

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Thursday’s Special: Nocturnal

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special Nocturnal

Conwy Castle by Lamplight
Evening photograph of Conwy Castle, Conwy Castle dominates the mouth of the River Conwy and the medieval walled town of Conwy in North Wales, UK The castle was built on the orders of King Edward I of England and construction began in 1283 under the direction of Edward’s chief architect James of St. George. Today the castle is one of the best preserved castles in the whole of North Wales.
British Museum
The British Museum London was established in 1753, dedicated to human history, art, and culture, Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
Sultan Abdul Samad Building
The Sultan Abdul Samad Building Merdeka Square Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The structure takes its name from Sultan Abdul Samad, the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time when construction began in 1894-1897
Thai floating market village night reflections
Thai floating market village night reflections
Fairground
Night shot of an asian fairground
Dark Ride
Fun fair at night Thailand
Big Wheel
Thai Fun fair at night
MBK Bangkok
MBK Center, also known as Mahboonkrong, is a large shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. At eight stories high, the center contains around 2,000 shops
City Lights
Metal Sphere @Bristol during blue hour, Bristol, England
Fishing Boat v2
Fishing boat and lighthouse lights at sunset near Hua Hin Thailand.
Seascape Sunset
seascape sunset
Sunset By The Beach
Sunset over Deganwy beach North Wales UK
Beach Sunset
Seascape Sunset of a Groyne North Wales UK
Gulf Sunset
sunset view from Samui island temple to Som island over the gulf of Thailand

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Mirror

This week’s challenge is all about reflections.

 

Cwm Idwal Reflections
The snow covered mountains of Cwm Idwal, a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology. Cwm Idwal is a national nature reserve, and one of the few places in Britain where the Snowdon Lilly can be found, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, UK
Snowdon And Padarn Lake
Padarn lake is a glacially formed lake in Snowdonia, looking towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon, Gwynedd, north Wales, UK
Tryfan and Lake Ogwen
Tryfan mountain forms part of the Glyderau group, and is one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. At 917.5 m above sea level it is the fifteenth highest mountain in Wales. Llyn Ogwen is a ribbon lake in north-west Wales. It lies alongside the A5 road between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau. Llyn Ogwen lies at a height of about 310 metres above sea level and has an area of 78 acres but is a very shallow lake, with a maximum depth of only a little over 3 metres. It is fed by a number of streams from the slopes of the mountains which surround it, which include Tryfan and Pen yr Ole Wen.
Glaslyn Lake
At 1,970 feet above sea level, and covering an area of 18 acres Llyn Glaslyn is one of the glacial lakes of snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, north-west Wales and being the highest and remotest of the larger lakes In Welsh folklore, Arthur had Bedivere throw his sword Excalibur into Glaslyn.
Crafnant Lake
Llyn Crafnant is a lake that lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains, many people regard the lake as one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Crafnant takes its name from craf, an old Welsh word for garlic, and nant, a stream or valley.
Crafnant Rocks
Crafnant lake lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains, many people regard the lake as one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Crafnant takes its name from craf, an old Welsh word for garlic, and nant, a stream or valley.
Mountain Reflection
Llyn Ogwen is a ribbon lake in north-west Wales. It lies alongside the A5 road between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau. Llyn Ogwen lies at a height of about 310 metres above sea level and has an area of 78 acres but is a very shallow lake, with a maximum depth of only a little over 3 metres. It is fed by a number of streams from the slopes of the mountains which surround it, which include Tryfan and Pen yr Ole Wen.
Cwellyn lake, near the village of Rhydd Ddu, in Snowdonia north Wales UK
Cwellyn lake, near the village of Rhydd Ddu, in Snowdonia north Wales UK
Lake Padarn Sunset
Padarn lake late evening awaiting sunset, looking towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon north Wales, UK
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Llyn Bodgynydd is a lake in the Gwydir Forest in North Wales. It covers an area of some and lies at a height of 822 feet
Geirionydd Lake
Geirionydd lake lies in a valley near Capel Curig and Betws y Coed, North Wales UK, where the northern edge of the Gwydyr Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains. The lake is almost a mile long and covers an area of 45 acres
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Moored boats on Llyn Nantlle Uchaf. A lake in the Nantlle Valley, Gwynedd, Wales. UK
Autumn Bridge
Autumn reflections at the Beaver Bridge & Pool, Betws y Coed River Conwy Snowdonia National Park North Wales. UK
Chirk Canal
Chirk canal tunnel Wales constructed 1794–1802. It lies on the Llangollen Canal, immediately northwards of the Chirk Aqueduct. It is 421 metres long and has a complete towpath inside
Narrow Boat
Moored narrow boat on the Llangollen Canal, it is one of the most popular canals for holidaymakers in Britain
Gwynant Lake Boat House
The old boat house at Nant Gwynant Lake, one of the most dramatic and beautiful valleys in Wales. Its northern slopes rise to the summit of Wales highest mountain Snowdon and to the south lies the relatively undisturbed hills of Moel y Dyniewyd and the Moelwynion range.
Abbey Reflection
Valle Crucis Abbey is located near Llangollen, north Wales, UK
Pin Mill
The Pin Mill and Lily Pond north Wales UK
City Lights
Metal Sphere @Bristol during blue hour, Bristol, England
Ocean Sunset
Sunset North Wales UK
Manila Bay Sunset
Manila Bay is a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila, in the Philippines.
London Sunset
The Houses of Parliament and Elizabeth Tower, commonly called Big Ben, are among Londons most iconic landmarks. Westminster Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames, linking Westminster on the north side and Lambeth on the south side

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Curve

“For this week’s challenge, get inspired by the curves around you. From Curve in architecture to bends in nature to man”

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Built on St James’s Mount in Liverpool, Its official title is the Cathedral Church of Christ. The external length of the building, including the Lady Chapel, is 189 m making it the second longest cathedral in the world
Cathedral Ceiling
Cathedral ceiling and organ north wales
Abbey Sunlight
sun light passing through the window of the chapter house at Valle Crucis Abbey Llangollen, north Wales, UK. Monks would assemble here every morning to hear a chapter read from the Rule of St Benedict
Church Entrance
The church was founded in the seventh century by St. Mwrog. It was rebuilt during the Norman period, and re-dedicated to St. Mary. Having fallen into decay, it was extensively restored in 1869.
old ruin facing the beautiful pond and garden in Autumn colours
old ruin facing the beautiful pond and garden in Autumn colours
Chirk Aqueduct 1801
Chirk Aqueduct is a 70-foot high and 710-foot long navigable aqueduct that carries what is now the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley near Chirk, on the England-Wales border. The aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford for the Ellesmere Canal and completed in 1801
Mawr Country Park
The Cefn Viaduct at the y Mawr Country Park, designed by Henry Robertson and built by Thomas Brassey in 1848 to carry the Shrewsbury and Chester Railway across the valley of the River Dee, north Wales, UK. The viaduct is 460 metres long. (1,508 feet),. 45 metres high (147 feet) and has 19 arches
Cefn Viaduct
Ty Mawr Country Park, the Cefn Viaduct (Newbridge rail viaduct)
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Valle Crucis Abbey is a Cistercian abbey located in Llantysilio in Denbighshire, Wales. More formally the Abbey Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Valle Crucis it is known in Welsh both as Abaty Glyn Egwestl and Abaty Glyn y Groes, The abbey was built in 1201. The Abbey consisted of the church plus several adjoining out buildings which enclosed a square courtyard. The church itself ran West to East in the traditional cruciform style, today much of the original church is ruined, though the west end front wall survives, including the masonry of the rose window. The outbuildings including the adjoining east range, which survives mainly intact and the west range, which housed the lay brethren’s frater, but is now demolished. Completing the four sides of the inner courtyard was the southern frater and kitchen, which faced the church; these two building are also now ruins, with only foundation stones remaining. The east and west ranges housed the cloisters, with the east range also leading to the final structure, the abbot’s lodgings which settled between the range and the church but outside the courtyard. The site is also home to the only remaining monastic fishpond in Wales. As well as the west end front wall, extensive parts of the east end of the structures survive to the present day. The chancel walls, the southern part of the transept, the east range of the cloister together with the chapter house and sacristy and the lower part of the reredorter all survive mainly intact. In 1870 the west end wall was restored.
Beside Still Waters
St Peters was a church in what is now Castle Park, Bristol, England. The church has Saxon foundations, with a 12th-century lower tower, the rest of the church being built in the 15th century. Water feature called Beside Still Waters, by Peter Randall Page 1993.
Pont Fawr
15th century cottage, once a courthouse, and now a tea-room owned by the National Trust next to Pont Fawr a narrow three-arch stone bridge, It is said to have been designed by Inigo Jones and it was built in 1636 by Sir John Wynn of Gwydir Castle. The bridge connects the town with Gwydir, a manor house dating from 1492, Originally built to carry horses and carts
Autumn Garden
Autumnal colours in a wonderful garden

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pure

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Pure

Pure Snowdonia, situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in England and Wales, and the largest natural lake in Wales.
Snowdonia is an area steeped in culture and local history, where more than half its population speak Welsh. Snowdonia attracts thousands of visitors each year who enjoy its amazing landscapes ….

Welsh Valley
Idwal lake at the Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve Snowdonia North Wales UK
Llyn Idwal
Llyn Idwal at the Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve North Wales UK
Cwm Idwal
Pen yr ole wen and Tryfan Mountain, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Snowdonia North Wales UK
Crafnant Lake
Llyn Crafnant is a lake that lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains, many people regard the lake as one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Crafnant takes its name from craf, an old Welsh word for garlic, and nant, a stream or valley.
Crafnant Lake
Crafnant is a lake that lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau
Forest Rapids
Small waterfall in the forest, Snowdonia north Wales, UK
Mountain Stream
Mountain Stream Snowdonia north Wales
Gate To Paradise
Gateway to the Watkin Path. Edward Watkin created a path to the Snowdon summit the first designated footpath in Britain, the first step towards opening the countryside to walkers. The path was officially opened in 1892. This is thought to be one of the most hard going paths up Snowdon, as it starts only a little above sea level. The path starts off wide and quite even, but becomes rocky towards the second half, and then crosses loose scree. This location was used as the Khyber Pass in the well known film Carry on up the Khyber.
Waterfall In Forest
Small waterfall falling down rocks in the forest Snowdonia north Wales, UK
Gwydyr Forest Lake
Geirionydd lake lies in a valley near Capel Curig and Betws y Coed, North Wales UK, where the northern edge of the Gwydyr Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains. The lake is almost a mile long and covers an area of 45 acres
Llyn Bodgynydd
Llyn Bodgynydd is a lake in the Gwydir Forest in North Wales. It covers an area of some and lies at a height of 822 feet

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:Earth

Apologies for not posting over the last few weeks, due to illness in the family I’ve been distracted from doing anything on-line.

The Earth is the only planet in our solar system not to be named after a Greek or Roman deity. The Earth was formed approximately 4.54 billion years ago and is the only known planet to support life.

About 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water-covered, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of all Earth’s water.

It’s fortunate that i only take photos on Earth so here’s my watery attempt for this weeks Earth challenge …….

 

Sunset Beach
Sunset Seascape at llyn peninsula north Wales UK Impressionism style
Ao Manao Bay
Ao Manao Bay, this beautiful curved bay, once a battlefield between the Thai and Japanese armies during the Second World War. Prachuap Khiri Khan Thailand
Left Behind
Sandals on a beach in Boracay, Philippines
Beach Life
beautiful coast of Lanta island Southern Thailand
White Beach Boracay
White Beach is home to some of the top Boracay hotels and resorts. White Beach is at its widest, and it is considered to be to the upscale section of Boracay. Almost all of these Boracay hotels and resorts are directly on the beach. The footpath ends, and travel is by foot down the beach to get to central White Beach.
Autumn at Crafnant
llyn Crafnant is a lake that lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains, many people regard the lake as one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Crafnant takes its name from craf, an old Welsh word for garlic, and nant, a stream or valley.
Gwydyr Forest Lake
Geirionydd lake lies in a valley near Capel Curig and Betws y Coed, North Wales UK, where the northern edge of the Gwydyr Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains. The lake is almost a mile long and covers an area of 45 acres
Lake Padarn Sunset
Padarn lake late evening awaiting sunset, looking towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon north Wales, UK
Pandanon
Pandanon Island Bohol Philippines
Thai Sunset
sunset view from koh samui temple to Koh Som over the gulf of thailand
Llanbadrig Coastline
Coast of Llanbadrig, Isle of Anglesey, UK. The old watchtower in the distance
Just You And Me
Life at the Beach
Ogwen Lake Reflections
Llyn Ogwen, a ribbon lake in north Wales. It lies alongside the A5 road between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape

The majority of my photography is landscape so I decided to keep this weeks challenge local as the area of north Wales I live is very beautiful.

Snowdon Miners Path
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. It is located in Snowdonia National Park and has been described as probably the busiest mountain in Britain. The zigzag path leads down to the merging paths of The Pyg Track (left) and Miners Track (right) above lake Glaslyn. Following the opening of the Llanberis pass in 1832, the Miners Path was built to carry copper from the Britannia Copper Works near Llyn Glaslyn to Pen y Pass, where it was then transported to Caernarfon. The mining came to an end in 1916, remains from the work can still be seen on the path to this day.
Mountain Railway
The Snowdon Mountain Railway is a narrow gauge rack and pinion mountain railway in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. It is a tourist railway that travels for 4.7 miles from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales.
Sheep of Snowdonia
Lake Teyrn sits on the popular miners path up to Mount Snowdon past the higher lake Llydaw – the largest and deepest lake on Snowdons is crossed by a causeway at its eastern end. The zigzag path on the left leads down to the merging paths of The Pyg Track and Miners Track above lake Glaslyn. Welsh Mountain sheep are small, hardy sheep from the higher parts of the Welsh mountains. The males have horns, and the females are polled; they have no wool on the face or legs, and they have long tails.
Cwm Idwal Stream
Devils Kitchen, named because it looks like a chimney, and in olden days when there was cloud on the mountains it looked like smoke coming out of the chimney, and it was said that it was the devil cooking. Cwm Idwal is a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology. Cwm Idwal is a national nature reserve, and one of the few places in Britain where the Snowdon Lilly can be found. It is an area to be treated with extra special respect. It is an area which is home to lots of wildlife. north Wales, UK
Mountain River
Cwm Idwal is a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology. Cwm Idwal is a national nature reserve, and one of the few places in Britain where the Snowdon Lilly can be found. It is an area to be treated with extra special respect. It is an area which is home to lots of wildlife. Devils Kitchen, named because it looks like a chimney, and in olden days when there was cloud on the mountains it looked like smoke coming out of the chimney, and it was said that it was the devil cooking. north Wales, UK
Tryfan and Lake Ogwen
Tryfan mountain forms part of the Glyderau group, and is one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. At 917.5 m above sea level it is the fifteenth highest mountain in Wales. Llyn Ogwen is a ribbon lake in north-west Wales. It lies alongside the A5 road between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau. Llyn Ogwen lies at a height of about 310 metres above sea level and has an area of 78 acres but is a very shallow lake, with a maximum depth of only a little over 3 metres. It is fed by a number of streams from the slopes of the mountains which surround it, which include Tryfan and Pen yr Ole Wen.
Ogwen Weir
The Weir at the end of Ogwen Lake, Snowdonia with Tryfan mountain in the background, North Wales, UK.
Vulcan Over Lake
Avro Vulcan XH558 , The Spirit Of Great Britain is the only airworthy example of the 134 Avro Vulcan V bombers that were operated by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1984. Vulcan XH558 served with the RAF between 1960 and 1985 in the bomber, maritime reconnaissance and air-to-air refuelling roles. The RAF operated XH558 as a display aircraft from 1986 until 1992, when budget cuts forced its retirement. The Mymbyr lake located in a very beautiful spot on the outskirts of Capel Curig, north Wales, UK. With one of the best views of Snowdonia
Winter Landscape
Tryfan mountain forms part of the Glyderau group, and is one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. At 917.5 m above sea level it is the fifteenth highest mountain in Wales. Top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows – can you see it?
Ogwen Lake
Boat house at lake Ogwen, Snowdonia North Wales, UK. The lake is surrounded by high mountains, including Pen yr Ole Wen and snow covered Tryfan, considered to be one of the finest mountains in Wales.
Autumn Leaves
waterfall at the Clywedog Valley, coedpoeth, Wrexham north Wales, UK
South Stack Lighthouse
South Stack lighthouse is built on Ynys Lawd, a small rocky island just off the edge of Holy Island, which itself is an island just barely separate from the main part of Anglesey, north Wales, UK. To reach it you need to descend a switchback stairway running down the cliff face, over 400 steps down and 400 back up. At the bottom a bridge carries the visitor over a chasm to the island. A height of 41 metres the South Stack Lighthouse has warned passing ships of the treacherous rocks below since its completion in 1809. Textured
Twr Mawr Lighthouse
Llanddwyn Island is situated near the southern entrance to the Menai Strait – a stretch of water than runs between the west coast of Wales and Angelsey, UK. As a result it became an an important route for shipping of slate from the ports of Bangor, Caernarfon and Felinhelli. Originally a beacon (Twr Bach) was built at the tip of the island to provide guidance to ships heading for the Strait but later, in 1845, another more effective lighthouse, Twr Mawr, was added – which was modelled on the windmills of Anglesey. textured
Nantlle Uchaf Boats
Moored boats at Nantlle Uchaf lake in the Nantlle Valley, Gwynedd, Wales. UK
Welsh Coast
seascape llyn peninsula north Wales UK

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

A quick one from me this week as I seem to have lost my creative mojo ….

INRI Stained Glass
INRI Stained Glass. The acronym INRI (Latin: Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum) represents the Latin inscription which in English reads as Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews.
Golden Buddha
Large golden Sitting Buddha statue with people praying
Vintage Laundry Room
Victorian Laundry Room
Penmon Priory Sunset
Penmon Priory is located on Anglesey, where the Menai Strait returns to the Irish Sea. The Priory sits in a pastoral location close to the banks of the Menai Strait clustered together with St Seiriol’s Church, the Dovecote, and the ancient Holy Well of St Seiriol. The monastery was founded by the 6th Century celtic Saint, Seiriol, but Viking raids have destroyed the remains of the original structure. The church and the conical tower were built in the middle of the 12th Century under the authority of Gruffudd ap Cynan and Owain Gwynedd, and it remains to this day as the finest example of a 12th Century church in Gwynedd. A new chancel with richly carved arches and pillars was added in the 13th Century. and Penmon became an Augustinian Priory.
Ancient Dovecote
Ancient Dovecote, Isle of Anglesey north Wales UK. Interior of Penmon Dovecote Built in about 1600 by Sir Richard Bulkeley showing nesting boxes for over 1,000 birds, the ladder base and corbelled stone roof
British Museum
The British Museum London was established in 1753, dedicated to human history, art, and culture, Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
Conwy Castle by Lamplight
Evening photograph of Conwy Castle, Conwy Castle dominates the mouth of the River Conwy and the medieval walled town of Conwy in North Wales, UK.  The castle was built on the orders of King Edward I of England and construction began in 1283 under the direction of Edward’s chief architect James of St. George. Today the castle is one of the best preserved castles in the whole of North Wales.
Seri Gemilang Bridge 1
Putrajaya Dam and Pedestrian Bridge. This 135-metre pedestrian built by capitalising on the uniqueness of the labyrinth spillway is yet another landmark for Putrajaya. Located at Precinct 5 is located near the Seri Gemilang Bridge and the Putrajaya Convention Centre. Reflecting on the natural environment, this 135m footbridge consists of a butterfly-like arch with curved deck. This double asymmetrical tubular arch bridge is specially designed for pedestrian and cyclist crossing the Putrajaya Lake. Putrajaya is a planned city, located 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fallen Leaves
Autumn at Llyn Crafnant, a lake that lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains, many people regard the lake as one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Crafnant takes its name from craf, an old Welsh word for garlic, and nant, a stream or valley.
Midnight Lake
The snow covered mountains of Cwm Idwal, a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology. Cwm Idwal is a national nature reserve, and one of the few places in Britain where the Snowdon Lilly can be found, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, UK
Lake Padarn Sunset
Padarn lake late evening awaiting sunset, looking towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon north Wales, UK
Autumn Rapids 2
Autumn at the conwy river near Betws-y-Coed, north Wales, UK
Snowdon Winter
Winter storm heading for Snowdon. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands
Lighthouse At Sunset
Talacre Lighthouse silhouette at sunset, north Wales UK
Sunset Deganwy Beach
Sunset Deganwy Beach north wales UK
National Park Sunset
Beautiful sunset at the lake Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand Tthe marine national park opened in 1966 and was the first coastal national park in Thailand. Located just 63 kilometers south of Hua Hin.
Sunset Puka beach
Sunset at Puka beach Boracay Philippines.
Beach Sunset
seascape sunset north Wales UK
Manila Bay Sunset
Manila Bay is a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila, in the Philippines.
Sunset By The Beach
Sunset over Deganwy beach North Wales UK
Lighthouse Rescue
Seascape Sunset RAF Westland Sea King HAR3 XZ593 helicopter rescue at Talacre Lighthouse North Wales UK

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind

“share an image where you see a particularly strong connection between what we see and what you felt as you pressed that shutter button”

Right here we go, as many of you know this writing stuff doesn’t come easy to me, hence the reason i decided to have a go at blogging, or another way to promote my photos by just adding a few sentences haha – hopefully you can bear with me while i try and improve at this wordsmith stuff …..

My state of mind is how i process the image not when i take it, probably because i’m limited to where i can go during the day, but i have more free time in the evenings to go through the 145,000 photos i have on my hardrives, the choice of photo and the way i edit it will depend how I’m feeling then – my state of mind.
Some examples are :-

Trapped

What Lies Ahead
Trapped by the man at the end of the tunnel.
Trevors Rusty Gate
Trapped by the rusty gate over looking Trevor Basin, a Canal basin on the Llangollen Canal, situated near Trevor, in Clwyd, between Llangollen and Ruabon. The basin was originally built at the northern end of the central section of the Ellesmere Canal, just 150yds north of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, north wales, UK
The Garden Gate
The rusty cottage garden gate
Garden Bridge
Trapped by a broke gate leading to an Ornate bridge over lake in a beautiful garden
Tea Room Gate
Trapped in Hell no coffee the closed tea room gate, the building is crook framed, set on sandstone blocks, plastered with wattle and daub which has been constructed under a thatched roof.

Faith

Church Way v2
follow the path to enlightenment or coffee ….
Llandwrog Church
St Twrogs Church is located in the village of Llandwrog, Gwynedd, North Wales. Llandwrog Church is a Victorian church in a Decorated Gothic style, built in 1856-60 on the site and in the footprint of, the medieval parish church. The church is notable for its complete high Victorian interior of exceptional quality. It has a Victorian octagonal stone pulpit with traceried panels and tapered shaft, the south housing the lectern, and an old wooden pulpit incorporating a fine early 16th century panel, probably of Flemish origin, depicting the Crucifixion.
Cathedral Ceiling
cathedral ceiling and organ north wales, opps spilt my coffee looking up
Hymn 952
Image of Jesus With Mary and Joseph and a candle stand with forged acorns and leaves
In The Light
ancient church window with a beautful flower display
St Celynnin Church
Inside St Celynnin Church, possibly one of the remotest churches in Wales and is amongst the oldest. A small and simple building, it probably dates from the 12th century and was pre-dated by an earlier church of timber, near Henryd, Conwy, north Wales, UK

All Alone

A Place To Rest
Autumnal colours in a wonderful garden, great place for coffee if i hadn’t spilt it earlier …..
Summer Shade
Relax in the shade on the old seat
Asian Garden
Beautiful asian garden and wooden bench
Spring Park Bench
spring has arrived with beautiful blossom and perfectly placed wooden bench to relax on
Autumn in the Park
Autumn with the acers turning red North Wales UK

Simplicity

Llandudno Pier
Llandudno Pier a seaside resort of Llandudno on the coast of North Wales between Bangor and Colwyn Bay. At 2,295 ft the pier is the longest in Wales and the fifth longest in England and Wales
Aberffraw Bridge v2
The old hump back bridge in Aberffraw, Anglesey, North Wales The stone bridge Built in 1731 by Sir Arthur Owen, the single span stone bridge over the river Ffraw is a particularly well preserved example of an early road bridge. it can be crossed on foot, but isn’t open to vehicles.

Melancholy

Cottage Ruins
Rhos quarry barrack ruins Capel Curig. Snowdonia National Park. North Wales.UK
Country Cottage
old rural cottage north Wales UK
Quarry Building
Dinorwic Slate Quarry, a large former slate quarry, located between the villages of Llanberis and Dinorwig in north Wales. It was the second largest slate quarry in the world. It covered more than 700 acres
Coastal Ruins
The old Brickworks operated c.1850 -1914, Anglesey, north Wales, UK
Chirk Aqueduct 1801
Chirk Aqueduct is a 70-foot high and 710-foot long navigable aqueduct that carries what is now the Llangollen Canal across the Ceiriog Valley near Chirk, on the England-Wales border. The aqueduct was designed by Thomas Telford for the Ellesmere Canal and completed in 1801

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons

The year is split into four seasons, the weather in the UK can be very erratic and so the seasons often overlap or differ completely.

Winter (December to February)

Mount Snowdon
Padarn lake is a glacially formed lake in Snowdonia, looking towards mount Snowdon, Gwynedd, north Wales, UK
Idwal Gate
Decorative Iron Gate leading to the wooden Footbridge at the base of Idwal Lake and the Devils Kitchen, snowdonia national park, north wales,uk

Spring (March to May)

Field Of Daffodils
Penryhn Castle and a carpet of daffodils in spring North wales UK

 

Rows of Daffodils
trees in a field of daffodils spring time in Wales UK

Summer (June to August)

Welsh Highland Railway
Garratt No 87 from Caernarfon to Porthmadog on the Welsh Highland Railway north wales UK
Mountain Reflection
Llyn Ogwen is a ribbon lake in north-west Wales. It lies alongside the A5 road between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau. Llyn Ogwen lies at a height of about 310 metres above sea level and has an area of 78 acres but is a very shallow lake, with a maximum depth of only a little over 3 metres. It is fed by a number of streams from the slopes of the mountains which surround it, which include Tryfan and Pen yr Ole Wen.

Autumn (September to November)

Crafnant Rocks
Crafnant lake lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains, many people regard the lake as one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Crafnant takes its name from craf, an old Welsh word for garlic, and nant, a stream or valley.
Autumn Shadows
Leaves turning red in Autumnal forest

 

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