Refuge Against The Sky

My theme this week is the tiny island of Lindisfarne, famous for being a place of holy retreat and for the mead and other drinks that it produces. Lindisfarne is connected to the mainland by a causeway that is only accessible when the tide goes out, and I made the area of the island around the causeway my focus for the day.

Another shot of one of the refuges that are strung out along the marked route across the bay to Lindisfarne, this time clearly showing Holy Island itself in the distance. And when you’re half-way across, starting to get tired from trudging through all the mud, the island really does look that far away!

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A number stuck to a lamp post in Gwaelod-y-Garth. Taken back in August, during an evening out to get to grips with my new 80-200mm f/2.8 lens.

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Footprints In The Mud

My theme this week is the tiny island of Lindisfarne, famous for being a place of holy retreat and for the mead and other drinks that it produces. Lindisfarne is connected to the mainland by a causeway that is only accessible when the tide goes out, and I made the area of the island around the causeway my focus for the day.

The direct route across the bay takes you across mud flats of varying slurpiness – easy going and the beginning and the end, but more challenging in places in the middle. I kept my boots on the whole way, but many walkers that day chose to go barefoot instead, leaving many footprints imprinted in the mud.

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Bus Stop For 26B To Cardiff (Central Stn)

Bus stop sign seen at Gwaelod-y-Garth, whilst out getting to grips with my new 80-200mm f/28 lens.

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Marker Pole

My theme this week is the tiny island of Lindisfarne, famous for being a place of holy retreat and for the mead and other drinks that it produces. Lindisfarne is connected to the mainland by a causeway that is only accessible when the tide goes out, and I made the area of the island around the causeway my focus for the day.

This is one of the marker poles that marks the safe route across the bay to Holy Island, seen up close and personal. I found them to be quite beautiful in their own right.

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Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

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Notices! Hot News!

Taken back in August 2010, getting to grips with my new 80-200 f/2.8 lens.

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Crossing Two Bridges

The area around Pont y Werin bridge is a little congested visually, perfect for shots like this showing a jogger in red crossing the footbridge whilst a white van heads west on the A4232 away from Cardiff Bay.

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Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

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Refuge In The Bay

My theme this week is the tiny island of Lindisfarne, famous for being a place of holy retreat and for the mead and other drinks that it produces. Lindisfarne is connected to the mainland by a causeway that is only accessible when the tide goes out, and I made the area of the island around the causeway my focus for the day.

There are two ways to get to Holy Island on foot: walk along the causeway (which will be the focus of next week’s wallpaper), or cross the bay itself when the tide is out far enough – which is the topic for this week. The walk across the bay is the shorter route distance-wise, and is marked by a series of poles, but leaves you at risk from the tide for much longer. Just be warned – when the tide comes in, it comes in very quickly because of how flat the bay is, making refuges like this one a must for those folks caught by surprise.

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Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

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In the summer of 2009, Mrs H and I went on an ill-fated fortnight’s holiday in beautiful North Wales, basing ourselves just outside of Barmouth. Although some of the photos I took that fortnight have featured in my desktop wallpaper series, this is the first time that I’ve pulled together all the shots taken on holiday by theme.

Here are all the shots I took of Barmouth Bridge. It’s worth visiting Barmouth with a camera just for the bridge alone; it makes for a fascinating study through the lens. Despite having taken all of these shots, I could very happily go back with my current camera rig and shoot it all over again.

Barmouth Bridge

Barmouth Bridge

Barmouth Bridge

James Bond's Enemy's Lair

Rails Towards Barmouth

Footbridge Beside The Railway

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Project 25×9, because some photos deserve a wider perspective …

Buildings On Lindisfarne

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