This is Pembroke Castle in Pembrokeshire. This was taken on my second visit in 1 week, the first was not a very successful day as it was drizzling with rain and the sky was full of clouds. Then on return from a day on Caldey Island I was passing through and I managed to capture this shot, the exact shot that I have always wanted.
I was recently out one evening photographing a sunset at Porthgain Harbour when I noticed a small Thistle plant at my feet. Wish the sun setting beautifully in the distance I thought it would be an interesting idea to partially silhouette this interesting plant - the result was more than I had expected and I was amazed when I got home and saw what I had created
I recently revisited Bosherston Lily ponds right here in Pembrokeshire. I took some photos there back in early March so went back to see the Lilies in full bloom and the trees full of life. I have many new photos to come from this beautif...ul place so here is the first, a black and white shot of one of the bridges that connects the land together over the ponds, a different view of a similar one I did in March
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Here is a well known landmark on the Pembrokeshire Coast - The Blue Lagoon. Previously a quarry providing slate to the village of Porthgain a few miles to the North, it was abandoned in the early 20th Century due to flooding. It gets it's... greeny-blue colour due to the mineral content of the slate and is now a popular venue for divers and adventure groups practicing 'coasteering'. To get this shot I have to venture down a very unsteady piece of cliff and out onto a ledge overlooking the lagoon, not my favourite thing to do but it was worth the view.
This week I visited Carew Castle in Pembrokeshire. Built in 1270 by Nicholas De Carew this partially restored castle is a beautiful sight in the small village of Carew.
Tonight I went back to Pembroke Castle near to where I live. I went there the other day but the weather was not on my side and I was not too happy with the cloudy skies which seemed to whitewash my photos. It seemed my persistence paid off and tonight I was blessed with blue skies AND a small scattering of white fluffy clouds. It was definitely worth the re-visit.
Today I visited Skomer Island just off the Pembrokeshire Coast. This protected Island is famous for it's bird population and of course it's Puffins. These remarkable busy but tiny birds are so beautiful they had everyone clicking on their cameras. I was lucky enough to spot one bringing home some lunch for their brood, a fantastic end to the day!
Nigel J Bevans