I completely forgot that I went out the other week to get some shots during sunset on a little local hill called Moel y Ci. It’s an ideal spot as it’s possible to shoot in any direction with an unimpeded view. And, due to the weather outside being pretty awful to say the least (high winds, rain; nothing we’re not used to here in the western half of the UK) I’d like to bring a little sunshine into your lives today. It’ll also make me feel better before I have to drive in it to pick up my little girl from school.
Now most photographers, and myself included, would say that a cloudless sky provides very little drama during a sunset, but what you do get are beautiful colours; oranges, reds and pinks as the angle of the sun’s light is refracted through the dust in the atmosphere.
So, have a look for yourselves. I’ll let the pictures do the talking…(all edited in Camera Raw, Photoshop CS6 and finished in Lightroom 5).
Hello and welcome
I've blogged on and off for a few years, but never really stuck at it, losing motivation due to lack of visitors I guess. I know it takes time so I hope to build up a readership.
Here I will write about my adventures in running, hill walking or road cycling and anything else that might just appeal to my readers, always linking in photography somehow. I like to showcase the stunning area that I live in, whether that's by bike, car or on foot. Generally I run on the trails and mountains here in Snowdonia and I am an ultra marathon runner, so anything over the marathon distance of 26.2 miles, but mostly anything over 31 miles or 50K. For 2017 I will be running around four ultras, one of which I've already done; my longest one at 58 miles or 93KM is in September - The Ultra Tour of Snowdonia and I cannot wait.
I also suffer with clinical depression and have done since I was 20 (I'm now 41) so writing helps me. I will touch on this occasionally but I don't write every day about it, just when I feel like my mood is affected in some way. My release is exercising outdoors, coupled with the photography this allows my creative side to come out.
I hope you enjoy my content.