Shapes and The Bay

A selection of images taken on a lovely sunny November day on the theme of “shapes” – a Cardiff U3A Photography Group “photoshoot”.

Scott memorial and Norwegian church
Scott memorial and the Norwegian church (FE 24mm F1.4 GM, f16.0, 1/100sec, ISO100)
Scott in a lens ball
Scott in a lens ball (FE 24mm F1.4 GM, f16.0, 1/60sec, ISO250)

I’m not sure whether this shot was a success; nice and sharp in the lens ball, but difficult to see what it actually was!!

BBC studios Porth Teigr
The BBC Studios at Porth Teigr (FE 24mm F1.4 GM, f16.0, 1/60sec, ISO320)

There’s quite a media village in Cardiff Bay now and the frontage of the building certainly hits the target for the theme of “shapes”. The a bit further on up the Roath Basin, there’s this rather strange “building’ on stilts. What is it?

Nature takes over
Nature takes over (FE 24mm F1.4 GM, f16.0, 1/60sec, ISO100)

Near to the old lock gates there’s this great chain …

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

… then at the end of Roath Basin there’s this terrific sculpture picked out so well by the sun. Everyone knows that Cardiff was the centre of coal exporting in years gone by, this statue is a tribute to the miners.

Legacy of coal
Legacy of coal (FE 24mm F1.4 GM, f16.0, 1/80sec, ISO100)

At the end of my walk I ventured into Roald Dahl Plas and got the fisheye lens out. Up until then I’d just been using a prime 24mm f1.4 lens and was delighted at how sharp the images were. First the predictable “Torchwood” shot …

Roald Dahl Plas
Millennium Centre and Water Fountain (Meike Fisheye, f22, 1/640sec, ISO100)

… and then a more abstract shot of the side of the Millenium Centre.

Millenium slate
Millenium slate (Meike Fisheye, f22, 1/400sec, ISO100)

2 thoughts on “Shapes and The Bay”

  1. Lovely set of pictures again David. My pick is perhaps the first one, of the BBC Wales studios which I shot several times in the recent past. I also like the doors arrows indicating the photographer in action!

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