Rooted in the middle of a field overlooking Lligwy beach on Anglesey in North Wales, Capel Lligwy is a ruined chapel dating back to the first half of the 12th century. The tiny chapel on the side of the building was added later, in the 16th century, and includes a burial vault. When this vault was eventually excavated, a large mass of human bones, reportedly several feet in depth, was uncovered. In short, this is a fascinating and atmospheric location and, after making a visit back in 2009, I’ve always wanted to go back and spend some time photographing it in favourable conditions. As luck would have it, during a short family break in late August 2014, I managed to slip away for an hour or so at sunset and get into position to capture this multiple-shot panoramic scene. What isn’t perhaps evident in the image is the large herd of bullocks that were gradually working their way around the field to my location… I think I was more nervous of them than being alone near the spooky chapel in the fading light!
After completing a large commercial photo/video project, I recently had a little spare time to ‘kick-back’ and revisit some images that I took in my local area way back in 2010. Actually, it was my Father who suggested the general location for this shoot to me originally. On his advice, I was lucky to get there in the brief ‘window of opportunity’ when Allium ursinum (Wild Garlic) literally carpets the floor of this ‘secret valley’ by the beautiful River Weaver, near Frodsham. At the time of writing, I believe the scene is unfolding once again this Spring and I’d love to get back there to see if the display is as impressive (both in terms of sight and smell!) this year.
Looking at my web stats, it would appear that I’ve had quite a few visitors recently and I am hoping some of you may have been exploring the site. Whether you have or not, take note that I’ve been adding quite a few new images recently, particularly in my 360 Degree & VR Landscapes gallery. This should continue so don’t forget to check back occasionally for new material – I won’t be announcing all of it. Continue reading
Getting time to process images from my recent night shoots at Hafan Y Mor has been pretty tough as I’m now back at work in the day and usually tied up with other things in the evenings. I have managed to work on a couple of images from the first shoot I did during my break though. Continue reading
As well as providing plenty of quality time with the family, my recent break at Haven in Pwllheli offered a rare chance to shoot from a reasonably good ‘dark sky’ location and as such I couldn’t resist sneaking out in the ‘small hours’ to capture some images. Continue reading