Filtered Out – Not Overflowing

Images that didn’t make it into the Autumn Reservoir Walk I recently produced. It wasn’t that I was un happy with the composition or quality of the images – they were just not essential in describing the walk around the reservoir.

reservoir overflow

reservoir overflow

Filtered Out – Rain on Water

More images that didn’t quite make it into a recently produced StillWalks Autumn video fro Lower Lliw Reservoir near Swansea, Wales. More to follow through this week.

rain on water

leaves on water

Dark Water

The very last of the evening light reflects off the dark water of Lower Lliw Reservoir near Swansea.

The reservoir has some sort of filtration system which intermittently creates disturbances in the water surface. Seeing this in the late evening light was quite eerie, as though there was some deep water monster coming up for air!

dark water

Reservoir Reflection

I had two shots like this for the “Summer Reservoir – Evening Walk” video and the choice of which one to use was not a difficult one to make. This one was looking in the opposite direction to which I was walking!

Reservoir Reflection

Splash!

This image did not make it into the finished StillWalks video from Lower Lliw Reservoir but the sound did. The image that accompanies the sound in the video is of the resultant ripples in the water.

evening splash

splash

Rosebay Willowherb – Evening Light

As the light began to fade on my Summer evening StillWalks production walk around Lower Lliw Reservoir near Swansea, the challenge to my photography grew accordingly.

This is another of the photos that did not make it into the final StillWalks video.

Rosebay Willowherb

At the Mouth of the River

The mouth of the River Lliw is near Loughor on the Loughor Estuary in South Wales. Its width is obviously significantly greater here than at its source and as a consequence, the children of Felindre Primary School could only estimate the width and the depth.

The flow rate of the river could still be measured and this was done by throwing a piece of orange peel into the water and timing it between two points on the river bank. This and much more information will be included in the teaching and learning┬áresource that I will be helping to produce as a part of the Clear Streams project managed by Swansea’s Countryside Connections team.

Measuring the flow

River Lliw at Loughor Estuary

Mouth of River Lliw

Light on Water

It is worth keeping our rivers and streams clean if only for the beautiful effects of sunlight falling on clear water.

The reasoning for the Clear Streams project goes much further than that of course. However, it is still important in my mind, that those taking part in the project appreciate these visual aspects as well as developing their understanding of the environmental aspects.

The orange in the second image was not left in the River Lliw. It was being used as a device for measuring the rate of flow of the river at this second stage through Felindre on its way to the river mouth at Loughor.

Light on Water

Orange in Water