Latest Photo Edits

I have been struggling for motivation for my Blog and other online sites for quite awhile, I apologies to any followers and friends, but rest assured to do still check and follow other peoples blogs.

Without further ado here are a few photos i have been working on recently.

The snow covered mountains of Cwm Idwal, a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology. Llyn Idwal is a small lake that lies within Cwm Idwal in the Glyderau mountains of Snowdonia, North Wales UK. Panorama best veiwed Large
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
Morning Fire on Llyn Nantlle Uchaf with moored boats. A lake in the Nantlle Valley, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, north Wales. UK Snowdon stands in the centre distance
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.
The Point of Ayr lighthouse has stood on Talacre Beach since 1776, abandoned since 1840, it has gone through numerous cycles of disrepair and refurbishment, with the latest reconstruction in 1994
The lighthouse at Penmon Point was built after the tragic disaster of the steam ship Rothesay Castle in 1831. When a day trip from Liverpool turned to tragedy with the loss of passengers and crew, it was decided that a lighthouse and accompanying Lifeboat Station was needed. The lighthouse watches over the treacherous waters between Penmon Point and Puffin Island, south east Anglesey, Wales, UK
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.
The old mill at Autumn
Tu Hwnt i’r Bont is a traditional Welsh Tea Room set in beautiful Llanrwst, North Wales, UK
Watching the storm approaching from the gate overlooking Nant Gwynant, 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.
trees in a field of daffodils spring time Sunset Wales UK
The Weir at the end of Ogwen Lake, Snowdonia with Tryfan mountain in the background, North Wales, UK.
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. Snowdonia National Park, north Wales, UK
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 Snowdonia Wales, UK
Long exposure swirls at Fairy Glen, a secluded gorge and beauty spot on the Conwy River, Snowdonia, north Wales, UK
The road to Snowdon the highest mountain in Wales and England.
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
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
The distinctive bottle-shaped chimneys of the bottle oven. The kilns in which the china was fired. The outer wall of the bottle oven acts as a chimney. It is known as the ‘hovel’ and gives the oven its distinctive bottle shape. Inside the hovel is the kiln proper. The china would be placed in fire-clay boxes known as ‘saggars’ to be fired in the kiln. A kiln could contain up to 2,000 saggars. This kiln was a biscuit kiln, used to give the china its first firing. Coalport, Shropshire, England
Autumn resting place with the acers turning red



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Weekly Photo Challenge: Elemental

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

For this week’s challenge, explore the classical elements of Earth, Air, Water, and Fire.

Conwy Castle At Night
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 Edwards 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: Satisfaction

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

Share a photo of something that brings you satisfaction. It can be
monumental, minor, or something in between.

The satisfaction of going out and getting a Photo you are happy with 🙂

Rhoscolyn Rocky Coastline
Gwenfaens Pillar – Rhoscolyn, Anglesey As legend has it, St Gwenfaen from whom the church at Rhoscolyn and medieval well nearby are named after, took refuge on top of this rock stack after fleeing her hermitage from viking raiders. As the tide came in and threatened to cover her rocky refuge, the angels descended and carried her away. Rhoscolyn is a village located on Holy Island, Anglesey, Wales. It is just over five miles south of Holyhead and is the most southerly settlement on the island. The name Rhoscolyn is said to mean The Moor (Rhos) of The Column (colyn), referring to a pillar which the Romans put up to mark the edge of their territories. 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.

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Seascape: Thursday’s Special

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special.

Soft Light Sunset
Sunset Wales UK

Smooth Waters
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

Pier at Llandudno
Llandudno Pier, a seaside resort 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. Long exposure

Heaven And Earth
Seascape Sunset, aircraft vapor trails North Wales UK. Contrails or vapor trails are long, thin artificial clouds that sometimes form behind aircraft

Sunset Lighthouse
Seascape Sunset at Talacre Lighthouse North Wales UK

Manila Bay Sunset
Manila Bay is a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila, in the Philippines.

Boracay Sunset
sunset at Puka beach Boracay Philippines

Pandanon Island Sunset
Tour boat sunset moored off Pandanon Island Bohol, Philippines

Thai Longboat
Wooden Thai longboat moored off the beautiful coast of Koh Lanta in the straits of malacca Thailand

Sunset Deganwy Beach
Sunset Deganwy Beach north wales UK

Rhoscolyn Coastline
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. The Rhoscolyn coast is well known for its striking natural arches that the sea has carved out of the cliffs. They are called Bwa Du the black arch, and Bwa Gwyn the white arch. Long Exposure

Nant Gwrtheyrn
Nant Gwrtheyrn or “the Nant” as it is often called, is a magical place located in a former quarrying village on the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula in 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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What other bloggers are doing for this theme …

https://toffipics.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/half-light/
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https://dailymusing57.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/weekly-photo-challenge-half-light/
Weekly Photo Challenge: Half Light
https://throughthelensofmylife.wordpress.com/2016/03/28/half-light/
https://joanfrankham.wordpress.com/2016/03/28/half-light-weekly-photo-challenge/
https://colonialist.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/half-light-and-fairly-light-entertainment/
https://mikehardisty.wordpress.com/2016/03/27/weekly-photo-challenge-half-light/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic

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

An Optimistic person thinks the best possible thing will happen, and hopes for it even if it’s not likely. If you see the glass as half-full when others see it as half-empty; if you look on the bright side of things, you’re optimistic.

The British are well known for their obsession with the weather, its been reported that our obsession runs so deep that almost 70 per cent of British people check the weather forecast at least once a day, as a photographer it’s important for me to plan my day out so i can maximise the best possible light, whether it’s for a sunrise, late afternoon soft light or a lovely sunset and on special times of the year the northern light, I’m always a little  optimistic that i will end up with at least a few good shots in any weather condition ….

For this weeks challenge I’ve decided to post a selection of my photos of the abandoned lighthouse at Talacre beach just a few miles away.

I’ve included this nice link to brighten up your day 🙂
http://optimisticweather.co.uk/

Lighthouse Rainbow
The storm came and so did the rain and rainbow, Talacre Beach Lighthouse, Flintshire, North Wales, UK

lighthouse-PH
In need of a paint job, the abandoned lighthouse at Point of Ayre, Talacre Beach, Flintshire, North Wales, UK.

Talacre Lighthouse Sunset
Seascape Sunset at Talacre Lighthouse North Wales UK

Lighthouse Sunset
The old steps at Sunset, Talacre Lighthouse, north Wales UK

Lighthouse Sunset
Sunset at Talacre Beach, Flintshire, North Wales, UK

Lighthouse At Sunset
Talacre Lighthouse silhouette at sunset, north Wales UK

Lighthouse Silhouette
Talacre Lighthouse silhouette at sunset, north Wales UK

Talacre Beach
The storm at the abandoned lighthouse at Point of Ayre, Talacre Beach, Flintshire, North Wales, UK. Off-shore wind farm in the background

talacre-reflecNR
The leaning Lighthouse at Point of Ayre, Talacre Beach, Flintshire, North Wales, UK.

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