Along with three members of the Cardiff U3A Photographic Group, I took part in a pleasant walk along the banks of the River Usk from near The Riverfront Centre to Newport’s historic Transporter Bridge. The latter part of the walk, I’d never done before, and it was good to approach the bridge from the north, […]
Being close to the RSPB Reserve in Newport, I thought I’d just pop over and see what was there. Not much in the way of birds, but I was able to “play” with the camera a bit, and got these shots … I walked past this grass and thought there must be a shot here
Four more images from my Newport trip on a lovely sunny day in February. I’m staggered at how I managed to keep the camera that steady for the first one – 1/20sec!!!! [EXIF: 1/20sec @ f/22; ISO 100; Sony ILCE-7RM3; Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS @ 105mm] Several attempts to get this shot,
In the post Whoosh I declared that I’d made some plans of what I wanted to take on my visit to Newport. Well another shot I wanted to try and re-create was the impressionistic accident I once captured at Soar-y-Mynydd in mid-Wales, which I called Serendipity, when I stumbled with my finger apparently on the shutter-release.
The theme for the U3A photoshoot in Newport was “abstract”. I couldn’t manage to get there on the Wednesday, but benefited from much better weather on the Friday when I parked in Belle Vue Park and used that as my base to go out and take a few pictures, previously “Whoosh” and “Is that
Easing my way back into the blog after a couple of months away from it – this post is just a bit of nonsense but it’s also me letting off steam with a bit of annoyance too. How do people do things like this! [EXIF: 1/320sec @ f/5.6; ISO 100; Sony ILCE-7RM3; Sony FE
Fourteen Locks, Newport A couple of weeks ago the U3A Photography Group visited the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre just off the M4 near Newport. Not a great day for photography, but we had a challenge – to use a fixed focal length for all our shots and not to do any post-processing. That was for
Jenny was driving as we headed south on the A449 towards Newport. We both commented that it looked as though there was going to be a good sunset and she asked if I wanted to stop. Well … the side of a dual-carriageway is not the most conducive and photogenic spot to try and take
The River Usk, alomng with the Wye and Severn, experiences a very high tidal range. This results in extensive tidal mud flats which, as in this case, can take on extraordinary patterns – created as the water drains off the flooded river banks, onto the flats and into the river as the tide goes out.