Photography is an addictive passion that once embraced can never be forgotten.
This is a journal of my passion for photography which I will endeavour to update regularly with my latest photographs. I hope you enjoy my efforts.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Pale Tasker Caterpillar

These shots of a Pale Tasker caterpillar were taken at 10 Acre Wood, Margam in October 2011 using a Sony a290 DSLR fitted with a 55 - 200mm telephoto zoom lens set at 200mm, f stop at f10, shutter speed at 1/160 sec and ISO 100.
It was the highlight of the day apart from a few fungi.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

This is another photograph taken on a trip to Margam Park on 30th October 2011.
Using the Sony a290 camera fitted with an 18 to 55mm zoom lens and polarizing filter set to an ISO of 200 and focal length 55mm. Shutter speed was 1/60 second at f11. Further photographs taken on the same day as this one will appear on this blog in due course.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Swansea Bay and Mumbles Pier

A view accross Swansea Bay taken from Mumbles looking towards Swansea.
The tide was just on the turn so the slipway and break were exposed.

Mumbles Pier is still undergoing repairs and is closed to the public but still makes for a scenic shot.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Whilst on a walk around Parc Slip Nature Reserve in July 2011, I took a few shots of wild flowers and have selected these two to share with you. The shot above was taken using a 55 - 200mm telephoto zoom lens set at 200mm and an f stop of f10. Exposure time was 1/60 second at an ISO of 100.

The photograph below was again taken using the 55 - 200mm telephoto zoom lens set at 200mm but this time with an f stop of f11. Exposure time was again 1/60 second at an ISO of 100.
These are just two from many flower photographs that I have in my portfolio and I will be sharing more of them on this blog over time.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Summer 2011

Also on the trip to Skomer in June 2011 I managed to photograph this very obliging Razorbill with an apperture setting of f8 at ISO 200 and a shutter speed of 1/640 used for both photographs.

There were many more photographs taken on the day and some will be available to purchase on my website which will be launched soon. More details to follow.

Looking Back To The Summer

A trip to Skomer Island back in June 2011 provided me with some excellent photo opportunities particularly with the Puffins who seemed only too pleased to pose for photographs. The Puffin above was photographed  using the Sony a290 camera fitted with a 55 - 200mm zoom lens at 200mm with an apperture setting of f8, ISO 200, shuuter speed 1/500.

The Puffin below was photographed using the same camera and lens at 200mm with f7.1 an ISO of 200 and shutter speed 1/400.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Back Garden Fairytale

I just couldn't resist this scene.
The Gnomes sitting at the table against such an unusual background created a fairytale feel to this back garden.
It was a bit of a quickfire shot as I was passing by but overall quite a pleasing photograph I think.
This photograph was taken using my trusty Sony a290 DSLR camera fitted with a Sony 18 - 55mm zoom lens set at  55mm at f11 with a shutter speed of 1/4 second. ISO 100. White Balance was set to shade.

Autumn Colours At Last

A trip to Margam Park and I finally have some Autumn colours to photograph after a few weeks of trying.This photograph is one of several taken on the day in various locations around the park showing the golds and browns of Autumn against the different shades of green. It was an overcast, grey day with very little colour in the sky but the colours of the trees made up for it.