Shadow from a Sunny Day

Today I am hoping to photograph dragonflies and damselflies at a Countryside Connections event but the weather is not what it was a couple of weeks ago when I was on Swansea beach! I guess we’ll just have to see how we get on – watch this space!


Three Cliffs Bay – Step 2, People and Beach

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Part two of this series of images from Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales.

It was a hot and bright day and there were various activities going in different parts of the bay. I particularly like the middle one of these three photos because it seems to me to show the blinding heat of the day so clearly. Virtually the only way to differentiate the sea from the sky is the change in texture.

It is similar in the third shot but I was more intent on bringing in the foreground and the subsequent pattern layers in the scene.

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Three Cliffs Bay – Step 1, Stepping Stones

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This week I am going to be posting a range of photos from a recent walk at Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales.

The photos are not for a StillWalk video in that the photos are not necessarily in sequence but feature different aspects of the area such as those in todays post featuring the stepping stones across the river in the bay.

Other features over the next seven days will be people and the beach, patterns and rocks, Pennard Castle, footpaths, views and finally woodland.

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Sand and Wind – Public Art In Swansea Bay

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You could call these “sand sculptures”. That is surely what the wind on Swansea beach has been doing this week.

Nervous about the hazardous mixture of sand and cameras, the wind that blew those land surfers around on the beach the other day (see previous posts this week), didn’t stop me taking the risk and getting some low level shots of the public art work it was creating.

It is not in the same style as the work featured in yesterday’s post but over the years the wind and sand have blasted and changed those public art works in Swansea Maritime Quarter.

Swansea Sand

Swansea Sand

Swansea Sand

Swansea Sand



Ticking the List – A Walk up Kilvey Hill, Swansea

Finally, at last, after nearly 30 years, I have climbed Kilvey Hill in Swansea! It is one of those things I have meant to do since moving to the area but just never managed to get round to, even though it is almost on my doorstep.

The Transition Swansea group, which I signed up to last November, arranged a walk up the hill on Wednesday evening and it was all I needed to make the move. I had spent most of the day driving and so it was a welcome change of activity and well worth it for the views.

Over the next few days I am going to post some of the photos I took on the walk but they can all be seen (and bought) anytime through the StillWalks Photography website.

Swansea from Kilvey Hill-

Swansea Harbour

Swansea from Kilvey Hill-

Swansea Bay

Swansea from Kilvey Hill-

Mumbles Lighthouse

Swansea from Kilvey Hill-

Walking up the Kilvey Hill

Activity in Swansea Bay

One of the nice things about Swansea Bay – There doesn’t appear to be a lot of human activity in these photos but the beach stretches round from the harbour wall at the eastern end right round to Mumbles at the other end. The result of this is that, even when there are a lot of people down there, it doesn’t feel crowded because there is so much space.

The first three images here seemed to me to suit being in black and white, though the following two are not far off it either! In fact Swansea Bay can be quite a colourful place when the sun is out as you can begin to see in yesterday’s post.IMG_7157

Mumbles Lighthouse

Mumbles Lighthouse


Swansea Docks

The Irish Ferry

Just scratching the surface – Swansea Bay

It was a cold but bright day in Swansea Bay the other day –  a good opportunity to get some more shots in towards figuring out a suitable route for a StillWalk in the Maritime Quarter of the city.

Knowing a place can sometimes make this task more difficult and I have been meaning to produce a StillWalks here for a while now. Maybe I will have worked it out by the time some warmer weather comes around!


Just scratching the surface


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