The small village of Ysbyty Ifan can be found in the Snowdonia National Park, in north Wales. It’s a historic village, dating back to at least the 12th century. It has a predominantly Welsh speaking population of little more than 200 people, an ancient church, a water mill complete with water wheel, and an old bridge over the Conwy river.
A few weeks ago I spent a couple of days shooting in the Conwy Valley in north Wales with renowned photographer Rick Sammon.
Along with local expert Pierino Algieri we explored some different locations in this beautiful part of the world.
First stop was this waterfall, close to the village of Trefriw.
I’ve been posting lots of stuff on 500px and Flickr recently, but I’ve been neglecting my blog.
I apologise. 😦
As a small step towards correcting my tardiness, here is a rainbow I shot in north Wales recently.
This church can be found at the western end of Princes Street Gardens, in downtown Edinburgh. Built in the early 19th century, it is a category A listed building. The decorative plaster ceiling takes its inspiration from the Henry VII Chapel at Westminster Abbey in London.
This image is a high dynamic range (HDR) composite of three original frames, and shows both the decorative ceiling and the stained glass windows. Check out my gallery for another image from inside the church.
Between March 21 and 23, the arts charity NVA organised a large scale public art display in Salford Quays, England called “Speed of Light”. Based on the interaction of movement, light and sound over specific terrain, the exhibit featured 120 runners wearing special LED light suits, each individually controlled from a central system to instantaneously change colour, flash-rate and pattern, producing stunning light patterns, particularly when captured on long exposure images or specialist film.
For a watching audience Speed of Light can be seen as a piece of abstract art, operating at the grandest scale, where the physical surroundings become an open canvas carrying a new visual language, expressing mood and movement, comprised of form, colour and line. It is also a monumental public artwork equally at home on a hillside or in the urban heart of a city, but one that is still surprisingly quiet and reflective in its mood.
I’m starting to develop some HDR skills, which I’ll be sharing over the next few posts.
This image is the Roman Baths, in the city of Bath in south west England.