This morning I took the dog around the woodland just over the road from my house, Coed Meurig. I immediately realised that I should have brought the camera. The place was stunning. The recent heavy rains and thunderous storms we had over the last couple of days have really created stunning, vivid green environment. All the plants, grasses and leaves on the trees have had massive growth spurt.
Next to the path, the long, thick bladed grasses were beautifully back lit by the suns rays, as were the millions of oak leaves on the trees.
The light in this woodland on a morning or evening with the sun shining through the canopy, creates a wonderful, dappled-light wonderland that I am always happy to see come Spring and sad to see it go in Winter.
Anyway, trying to shoot with a mad Labrador is virtually impossible, so I took him home and immediately came back with the camera.
Instead of my usual kind of post, I’ve put the images in a gallery instead, as lots of large images can slow down your page load times and create a laggy experience that’ll leave you pressing that back button. Remember that you need to click on each image to see it larger.
I hope you enjoy these today.
Beautiful, back-lit grasses
Little lives go about their morning routines
Both paths lead to the same place, but I always have to make a choice!
Always a shame to see this, sprayed directly onto the moss. But it gave me an opportunity to be artistic instead of negative.
Fires have gone out
Oak trees everywhere
I missed the no doubt massive torrents that would have been flowing down here the other night during the storms.
I shot this specifically to convert to monochrome
Shot this further back, so I could compose the wonderful colours in the water. Disappointed as the white water is blown out, as I metered it in P mode, then adjusted to suit in Manual. Blew out the highlights, so obviously not the most accurate sensor in the world.
I originally looked up here to find the bird that was singing its heart out. It flew off, and as it did I noticed the shapes of the branches, leading from the left of the shot, diagonally to the right. Again, chlorophyll in full swing!
Another intentional shot to convert to monochrome, cropped to a square, looking through the bridge.
Last shot as I leave. Looking south east up the Afon Ogwen, with the mountain of Yr Elen in the background. I forgot to twist my circular polariser to remove the reflection off the water!
Many thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day 🙂