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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August Photos 2019

Some of my recent photos and edits, a mixed bunch as I get bored editing similar photos one after another, hope you like them; let me know in the comments below if you have a favourite.

Winter rapids at sunset Snowdonia National Park, north Wales, UK
The Afon [River] Nant Peris in the Nant Peris Pass between the Glyders and Snowdon mountain ranges above Llanberis. Snowdonia north Wales UK
A small mountain stream leading into Ogwen lake at the foot of Tryfan mountain, Snowdonia, north Wales, UK
The Snowdon Horseshoe from Llynnau Mymbyr. 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.
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 at Padarn lake, a glacially formed lake in Snowdonia, looking towards mount Snowdon and dolbadarn castle, llanberis, Gwynedd, north Wales, UK.
close up of rain on a garden rose
Peace rose, formally Rosa Madame A. Meillan’, is a well-known and successful garden rose. The cultivar has large flowers of a light yellow to cream color, slightly flushed at the petal edges with crimson-pink.
Sempervivum is a genus of about 40 species of flowering plants in the Crassulaceae family, commonly known as houseleeks. Other common names include liveforever and hen and chicks. They are succulent perennials forming mats composed of tufted leaves in rosettes.
At the time this piece was created, watch movements and cases were sold separately. A watchmaker would craft each timepiece by hand, and then wholesale his movements to jewellers, who might either fit the piece in a particular case, or, allow the customer to choose a case and watch separately. This custom has resulted in many watches which bear the name of one person or maker on the movement and a different one on the case or face of the watch. The movement of this watch is a fusee, a rare type of movement that runs not just on coiled springs, but also employs a grooved cone wound with a tiny chain, which coils around another post in a pulley system. Inspired by the winches and counter balances of the rigging of sailing ships, this method was used to refine the timekeeping of the movement by regulating the speed at which the mainspring unwinds. This movement is inscribed with the watchmakers name, Char Davidson, and home city: London. Research could provide no watchmakers registered in London around this time with the name of Davidson, however, a Charles Davidson, watchmaker was operating at this time near Dundee, Scotland. It cannot be proved, but it’s believed that this watch was made in Scotland, but inscribed with the city of sale – London – instead of the city of manufacture – Dundee. There are several reasons that this might have been done, but the most likely is simply to fetch a higher price for a piece marked with the cosmopolitan city ‘London’! This watch, like all fusee movements, is a key wind. Dates back to around 1793

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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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations

In response to the WordPress Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Variations on a Theme

The mighty 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.

From the West the top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows, from the East a fin shaped mountain of rock and boulders that provides a exciting scramble several hundred metre high.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

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

For this challenge, show us what waiting looks like to you.

Waiting is finding the right location then waiting for the best light …

Padarn Lake Sunset
Padarn lake late evening awaiting sunset, looking towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon north Wales, UK

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Delta

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

For this week’s photo challenge, share a picture that symbolizes transitions, change, and the passing of time …

Ogwen Boat House
Boat house at the frozen 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. Ogwen is an extremely shallow lake, with a depth of only three metres, and is around a mile long. It lies at a height of 310 metres above sea level.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Against the Odds

The theme of this week’s photo challenge is Against the Odds: Maybe it’s a photo of an unlikely occurrence. Maybe it’s the photo itself that goes against the odds — a shot you never thought you’d get. Maybe it’s a photo of something you’re not sure you’ll be able to do.

Or maybe i will just Wing It and hope for the best lol

Ruins at Cwmorthin
Looking down over the lake at the ruins at Cwmorthin Slate Quarry, near the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales, UK

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