November Photos 2019

Having managed to miss Autumn with bad weather and lack of motivation to find new photo locations, here are a some of the Digital Art edits I have been doing to keep busy in the dark cold evenings.

Old path leading through the kissing gate to Dolbadarn Castle stands on a rocky hill some eighty feet above Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris in the Llanberis Pass between Caernarfon and Snowdonia North Wales, UK. The 13th century Castle is listed as a World Heritage Site.
Amlwch Port is located on the northern coastline of Anglesey North Wales. Today the harbour is used for leisure craft and a small fishing industry that includes fishing trips and lobster and crab fishing in the Irish Sea. There is little sign that in the 1800’s Amlwch Port was the world’s most important exporter of copper. Amlwch lighthouse tower situated on the outer pier was erected in 1853
Lake Ogwen, Snowdonia North Wales, UK. The lake is surrounded by high mountains, including Pen yr Ole Wen and Tryfan, considered to be one of the finest mountains in Wales.
Winter at Padarn lake looking towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon north Wales, UK
A quaint Welsh cafe – tea room
Llangollen Canal is one of the most popular canals for holidaymakers in Britain
The abandoned Point of Ayr Lighthouse, also known as the Talacre Lighthouse, is a grade II listed building situated on the north coast of Wales, on the Point of Ayr, near the village of Talacre. north Wales, UK
Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The acronym INRI (Latin: Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum) represents the Latin inscription which in English reads as Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews.
sunlight through the ancient chapel window illuminating the old Bible and Celtic cross
St Cwyfan is known as the Church in the Sea. It is to be found on a small tidal island called Cribinau located off the west coast of Anglesey and close to the village of Aberffraw. Also known as Llangwyfan the church can be reached on foot at low tide. The present building is said to date back to the 12th or 13th Century
Buddhist Temple in Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Thailand
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 a quaint 15th century cottage changes as Autumn approaches Llanrwst, North Wales, UK
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. Originally built to carry horses and carts.
The worlds first Iron Bridge built over the river Severn in 1779. Built to a design by architect Thomas Farnolls Pritchard and cast at the Coalbrookdale ironworks of Abraham Darby III The site was designated ‘World Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986, in recognition of its major role in the birth of the industrial revolution in the early 18th century. Ironbridge, Shropshire, England.
Alwen Reservoir or Cronfa Alwen is a 5km long reservoir near Pentre-Llyn-Cymmer in the county borough of Conwy, North Wales, UK 27 metre high Dam. The reservoir and dam were constructed between 1909 and 1921, the dam is a gravity-arch masonry dam.
Rhos quarry barrack ruins Capel Curig. Snowdonia National Park. North Wales. UK. Slate was quarried here until the early 1950’s
Autumnal colours in a wonderful garden
The abandoned Point of Ayr Lighthouse, also known as the Talacre Lighthouse, is a grade II listed building situated on the north coast of Wales, on the Point of Ayr, near the village of Talacre. north Wales
1979 the former Sealink passenger ferry The Duke of Lancaster was beached on the banks of the River Dee near Mostyn in North Wales. Until it was converted into a car ferry, this was one of the finest vessels afloat. The first class quarters in the late fifties and early sixties were the best around, silver service restaurants, state rooms and luxurious cabins.

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February Photos

Been a long while since I posted, mainly because the weekly photo challenge I used to enter closed and I’ve been lacking in motivation plus I have not taken any photos this year.

Here are a selction of my latest edits.

Rhoscolyn lies in the south western corner of Holy Island, Anglesey, Wales, looking out into the Irish Sea. The defining feature of the landscape here is the dramatic, rocky coastline were there are numerous inlets and coves. Anglesey is an important study area for some of the most ancient rocks on our planet and Rhoscolyn is one of the island’s finest geological locations. It offers a spectacular display of complex, folded rocks which were old long before the mountains of Snowdonia even existed. Anglesey has long been, and continues to be, the focus of much interest, world-wide, by research scientists and students alike.
Sunset seascape llyn peninsula north Wales UK
Llanddwyn Island off the west coast of Anglesey, North Wales. The island forms part of the National Nature Reserve of Newborough Warren. The lighthouse Twr Mawr marks the western entrance to the Menai Strait.
Sunset at the abandoned Lighthouse at Point of Ayre, Talacre Beach, Flintshire, North Wales, UK
Sunset at the abandoned Lighthouse at Point of Ayr, Talacre Beach, Flintshire, North Wales, UK.
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 Edwards chief architect James of St. George. Today the castle is one of the best preserved castles in the whole of North Wales UK
Big Buddha sitting 15 meters tall was built in 1972 by the local society to give visitors a place to pay respect to The Lord Buddha. This monumental landmark is placed on the islands Northern shore of Koh Samui Thailand
Glorious Sunset at Khao Hua Jook Pagoda, Chaweng, koh Samui Thailand
Golden Buddha statue at Pa Kham Chanot temple Wat Kham Chanot is a buddhist temple near Ban Kham Chanot, Amphoe Ban Dung, Udon Thani Province in Northeastern Thailand. It is located in the Wang Nakhin area at a lake where the Nāga, a mythical large snake, is supposed to be living. Nāga worsphip is one of the main issue in this small monastery
Sunset over the wooden Thai longboat, off the beautiful coast of Koh Lanta in the straits of malacca Thailand https://adrian-evans.pixels.com/featured/longboat-sunset-thailand-adrian-evans.html
Starlight at Llyn Geirionydd, the 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
Winter at 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: One Love

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

Bob Marley – One Love Lyrics

One love, one heart
Let’s get together and feel all right
Hear the children crying (One love)
Hear the children crying (One heart)
Sayin’, “Give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right.
Sayin’, “Let’s get together and feel all right.”
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

etc

I thought for this theme I’d stop at the give thanks.

While i was living in Thailand and visiting the many wonderful Temples, i was astonished at the amount of Thais showing their never ending love for Buddha with prays, gifts and flowers …..

Pranburi Temple
Pranburi temple near Hua Hin Thailand.

Golden Buddha Statue
Golden Buddha statue Thailand

The Lord Buddha
Big Buddha sitting 15 meters tall was built in 1972 by the local society to give visitors a place to pay respect to The Lord Buddha. This monumental landmark is placed on the islands Northern shore of Koh Samui Thailand.

Golden Buddha
Reclining golden Buddha Thailand

Tang Sai Temple
Tang Sai temple is located on Thongchai Mountain near Ban Krut in the Prachuap Khiri Khan district. A superbly developed site dedicated to the King and Queen of Thailand, very popular with Thai tourists. Tang Sai temple complex is called Pramahatart Chedi Pakdepragard. This name was chosen by the King of Thailand, His Majesty King Bhunibol Adulyadej. The construction of the Pagoda started in 1996 to honor 50 years reign of the King. The name of the temple means the cremated bone relic of the Lord Buddha and the life of the King of Thailand who is very much loved and respected by Thai people.

Rong Khun Temple
Rong Khun temple a contemporary unconventional buddhist and Hindu temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Construction began in 1997 cast in cement and reflective glass.

Buddha Thailand
A worn weathered sitting Golden Buddha

Sitting Buddha
Sitting Golden Buddha under canopy Thailand

Huay Mongkol Temple
Wat Huay Mongkol temple complex located some 15 kilometers west of Hua Hin, is famous for its enormous statue of one of Thailand’s most famous monks, named Luang Phor Thuad. The statue, which is about 12 meters high and 10 meters wide. On each side of the giant statue, there is a huge wooden elephant. Local people walk in circles under the belly of the elephants wishing for good luck. Luang Phor Thuad, whose name is sometimes spelled Luang Phor Thuat, lived some 400 years ago in Southern Thailand. He is now famous all over the country for the miracles that he performed. It was said that Luang Phor Thuad turned salt water into fresh, drinkable water on multiple occasions.

Sitting Buddhas
Chinese-style, smiling Buddha Plai Laem temple Koh Samui Thailand

Temple Guardian
Golden Chinese Temple guardian

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One Love
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WPC: One Love
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Happy New Year

Thank you very much for your support in 2015, and wishing you all a fantastic 2016!

Happy New Year!

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Fairy Glen

Fairy Glen is a secluded gorge on the River Conwy and is located only a short distance from Beaver bridge on the outskirts of the village of Betws y Coed, north Wales, UK. The picturesque gorge is a great favourite with both photographers and artists. The wooded gorge is a protected wildlife site and has a large population of rare ferns and lichens.

Long exposure swirls at Fairy Glen, a secluded gorge and beauty spot on the Conwy River, north Wales, UK
Long exposure swirls at Fairy Glen, a secluded gorge and beauty spot on the Conwy River, north Wales, UK

Beaver Bridge River Conwy Snowdonia National Park North Wales. UK Long exposure
Beaver Bridge River Conwy Snowdonia National Park North Wales. UK
Long exposure

Fairy Glen is a great place to visit for a short walk or picnic any time of year as it stays cool in summer and sheltered in winter. Easy access paths make walking the Glen easy for everyone.

Autumnal forest path leading to the heart on a carved tree trunk
Autumnal forest path leading to the heart on a carved tree trunk

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