Moments like these … for April-May 2019

Dunstanburgh Castle - looking south

So for the first of these “Newsletters”, I’m highlighting some images I took in April and May this year. The first post covers a day I spent with David Taylor – a Northumbria-based photographer. What an excellent day that was, and although there weren’t many “keepers” from the day the payback to me was amazing. Thank you Jenny for a lovely present.

St Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley BayWhilst in the north-east and on our way to Scotland we visited a familiar location – St Mary’s Lighthouse near Whitley Bay, and then we stopped in a place I can’t remember visiting before – Warkworth. The daffodils were stunning

Bud burst

Returning from Scotland we broke our journey in Leeds and Jenny and I took the opportunity of going to RHS Harlow Carr which never disappoints, and for me an opportunity to get out my macro lens.

Back in Cardiff, again with U3A, I spent the day at Llantwit Beach. What a great day I had, what a great set of pictures – some of my best. I sometimes don’t give myself any credit for my photographs, but this set I was very pleased with. Varying themes, varied techniques, different approaches. Great day out.

CDrift wood - 4

Unfurling oneself

Next there was a quick-fire visit to my sister’s in Sussex where she took us to Nymans House and Gardens. We really didn’t do it justice and must return, but we did seem to have missed the spring flowers unfortunately. Lunch was nice though!

Temple of Peace


The next post is one of the regular photoshoots I go on with Cardiff U3A, this time in a location I’m very familiar with – Cathays Park, but I was still able to find shots and angles I’d not really noticed before working with the theme “architecture”.


Seen in the windowThe seventh post of this two-month period is a mammoth 33-shot slideshow of images taken on a Photo Workshop with Nick Jenkins in Pembrokeshire. Fair to say, my head was not completely engaged whilst I was there, but there are some nice shots of which this one is perhaps the most interesting.

GLines and reflectionsetting towards the end, and doing it this way makes me realise just how many days out with my camera I’ve managed since March. This one is another U3A photoshoot. The theme was “lines” and the location Cardiff Bay Barrage. A couple of nice shots, even if I say so myself.

Which brings me to the last post of the month of May. A day out with a friend from the U3A Photo Group to Sudbrook and Black Rock on the banks of the River Severn. The bridge was always in view but there were other things to shoot as well.

Casualty of a day out

I hope you’ve enjoyed this digest of a couple of months shooting. What’s next … you’ll just have to wait and see but hopefully it could be special!