Roath Basin

Cardiff Bay in the sunshine
Cardiff Bay in the sunshine (FE 24mm F1.4 GM, f16.0, 1/60sec, ISO200)

A lovely sunny day and I had to catch-up on my U3A “homework” – taking photographs which could have the category “shapes” attached to them. I was however distracted by the discovery that I could walk past the BBC Porth Teigr studios and alongside the Roath Basin – one of Cardiff’s largest former coal docks. So I’m going to show those images first after you’ve had a look at the picture of Cardiff Bay in the sunshine above.

Roath Basin reflections
Roath Basin reflections (FE 24mm F1.4 GM, f16.0, 1/50sec, ISO100)

Terrific reflections of the building and as you can see, absolutely no wind to disturb the surface of the water. A joy to be there!

Roath Basin skyview
Roath Basin sky view (FE 24mm F1.4 GM, f16.0, 1/100sec, ISO100)

A pair of shots looking up and down the Basin

Roath Basin waterside
Roath Basin waterside (FE 24mm F1.4 GM, f16.0, 1/80sec, ISO100)

… and then a panorama, it’s a huge expanse of water …

Roath Basin panorama
Roath Basin panorama (4shots – FE 24mm F1.4 GM, f16.0, 1/100sec, ISO100)

At the end of the Basin where ships would have exited into what would have been the tidal Cardiff Bay, there are the remains of some of the lock gear. I like the reflected and inverted modern waterside dwellings “looking down” on the ancient industrial heritage.

Lock gear
Lock gear (FE 24mm F1.4 GM, f16.0, 1/60sec, ISO320)

2 thoughts on “Roath Basin”

  1. Enjoyable sightseeing from my sofa, thank you for this lovely display! I particularly like the panoramic view of the Basin, and it would be interesting to see the same at twilight or night time, when colourful lights scintillate.

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