Conwy Bay

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conwy bay wales north boats harbor river sea black and white castleFrom the top of Conwy Castle, a miserable day looking out across the bay towards Llandudno and the open sea. Still a beautiful scene though.

Windermere From Loughrigg Fell

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This is an hand held panorama made up from seven separate photographs making a print size of 52 x 19 inch. It is the view from Loughrigg Fell south towards Windermere and beyond.

I just kept my eyes on the path as we walked up the steep icy path. Looking down the slope at a blurry nothingness make me to nervy and as soon as I take my gaze of where my next footstep should be I always end up slipping.

Coming down was horrendous. I struggle to see my fingers at arms length so seeing where I’m placing my feet safely is impossible. With every step I expected to fly down  the fell. I’m lucky though to have taken with me a tiny guide, my wife, who resembled a mountain goat and kept me safe and well.

I was a bag of nerves at times but it was worth it, if you don’t do these things you don’t get the pictures.

Swirly Magnolia

Questioned by Armed Police

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Sat in a beach cafe at Heysham I got talking to an office worker about my photography. She said there were some great shots to be had at the old dock side. Interested we followed her directions. Looking out to sea was a fantastic view of the old pier so I set to work photographing it. Behind me was Heysham’s nuclear power station and two unhappy armed police. To be fair they seemed to give Jayne more of a grilling than me, I think she must look more dodgy. Apparently its not illegal but frowned upon to take pictures of a nuclear power station. Below you can see the pier and a cooling vent sending water used in the plant back out to sea.