October Photos 2019

Some of my recent photos and edits, hope you like them; let me know in the comments below if you have a favourite.

Autumn has just arrived in north Wales, hopefully I will get chance in a few weeks to capture some stronger autumnal images than the recent ones.

Cloaked in shades of red, gold and green the Virginia Creeper covering the most photographed tea room in Britain.Tu Hwnt i’r Bont tearoom
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Virginia Creeper covering the most photographed tea room in Britain.Tu Hwnt i’r Bont tearoom a quaint 15th century cottage on the west bank of the River Conwy in Llanrwst,
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 Llanrwst town with Gwydir, a manor house dating from 1492, Originally built to carry horses and carts. Autumn at Llanrwst north Wales UK
Bod Bach or Cors Bodgynydd reservoir near Llyn Bodgynydd in the Gwydir Forest in North Wales, UK
The Mymbyr lakes are located in a very beautiful spot on the outskirts of Capel Curig, north Wales, UK. Blessed with one of the best views in Snowdonia – that being the dramatic Snowdon horseshoe.
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, It is located in Snowdonia National Park and has been described as probably the busiest mountain in Britain. On the right the merging paths of The Pyg Track and Miners Track . north Wales UK
Llyn Teyrn sits on the popular miners path up to Mount Snowdon in the Snowdonia National Park, north Wales UK
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales located in Snowdonia National Park and has been described as probably the busiest mountain in Britain. The busy path leads down to the merging paths of The Pyg Track and Miners Track above lake Glaslyn. north Wales, UK, panorama
Rapids at Cwm Idwal, a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology, Snowdonia north Wales UK
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
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.
Tryfan mountain in the Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia, north Wales.
Rhyl beach Sunset looking towards Llandudno north Wales UK
Rhyl beach Sunset looking towards Llandudno north Wales UK
Rhyl beach Sunset looking towards Llandudno north Wales UK

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July Photos

Some photos from the last few weeks, managed to get a day out in Snowdonia. The day started off grey and overcase to bright blue skies, which is always a challenge, but as I was on my own there was no rush or plan.

Recently bought a macro lens Tamron 90mm, as i spend a lot of time at home looking after my Dad it seemed a worth while investment especially with all the flowers blossoming in the garden.

The lone tree at Padarn lake, the lake is a glacially formed lake in Snowdonia, looking towards mount Snowdon and Dolbadarn castle, Llanberis, Gwynedd, north Wales, UK
Biker traveling on a winding Mountain roads Snowdonia north Wales UK
Winding Road to Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales and England. The charismatic, pink flower spikes of Foxgloves are famous as both a reminder of the hazy days of summer and of their deadly poisonous nature. Digitalis purpurea
View to Tryfan mountains east face in Snowdonia National Park, Ogwen Valley, Conwy, North Wales, UK
The old roman road with views to Tryfan east face and pen yr ole wen mountains, Snowdonia National Park, Ogwen Valley, Conwy, North Wales, UK
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Lake Ogwen Boat house The lake is surrounded by high mountains, including Pen yr Ole Wen and Tryfan mountain in the Ogwen Valley, It forms part of the Glyderau group, and is one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Snowdonia, North Wales, UK.
rescued this poor little Bat stuck on a fence, so glad i went out
close-up macro of a water droplet refraction image using a small flower
another close-up macro of a water droplet refraction image using a small flower
Geranium robertianum, commonly known as herb-Robert, red robin, death come quickly, storksbill, fox geranium, stinking Bob, squinter-pip, crow’s foot, or Roberts geranium, is a common species of cranesbill native to Europe and parts of Asia, North America, and North Africa.
Clematis is a genus of about 300 species within the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae. painterly macro
Many of the of hoverflies have ornate body patterns, often of black and yellow, to mimic wasps and bees but are harmless
The charismatic, pink flower spikes of Foxgloves are famous as both a reminder of the hazy days of summer and of their deadly poisonous nature. Digitalis purpurea while very beautiful with its trumpet like blossoms, are very poisonous to dogs, cats, and even humans! Foxglove contains naturally-occurring poisons that affect the heart, specifically cardenolides or bufadienolides. These poisons are called cardiac glycoside toxins, and they interfere directly with electrolyte balance within the heart muscle. The Latin name, Digitalis, means ‘finger-like’ and refers to the tubular flowers of the Foxglove. It is also the name of the drug that comes from the toxins of Foxgloves and is prescribed for heart conditions.

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June Photos Snowdonia

My first day out in over 6 months the weather forecast had showed my chosen day as being the best for the upcoming week.

Where I live on the coast was lovely when I woke and I was excited to be getting out after so long, I even watched a few YouTube refresher videos on using my camera.

It’s nearly a 1 hour drive to the mountains of Snowdonia and the weather had changed dramatically on arrival, most of the day was thick clouds, rain and wind not the ideal weather for a photography day out in the mountains especially when I like to get foreground, middle and distance compositions.

I decided it was pointless being depressed sitting in the car so braved the elements with my 10 stop filter fitted to the camera to try and get some drama.

Here are a few that I managed.

rain clouds and long exposure at Llyn y dywarchen fishing lake and boats, Snowdonoa north Wales, UK
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.
Old Boats on Lake Padarn near Pont Pen-y-Llyn bridge north Wales, UK
Pont Pen y Llyn bridge was built in 1826 to connect the Fachwen slate quarry to the main road from Caernarfon to Llanberis. It has four arches and crosses the river Rhythallt, the outlet of Padarn lake. Pen y Llyn means “end of the lake”. The lake is a glacially formed lake in Snowdonia, Gwynedd, north Wales, UK
something growing in Wales, UK

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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

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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.

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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

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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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