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Andy Rouse / 1,210 items

N 907 B 98.8K C 78 E Mar 30, 2019 F Apr 13, 2019
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Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales

I was quite happy shooting reflections while waiting for the sun to make an appearance over the Snowdonia mountains that I didn't actually notice when it did. There was a blanket of cloud sitting just above the mountains that was going to eclipse the sun the minute it cleared the ridge. I was already packing up to look for another location when the sun briefly lit the boats and yachts in the river. Had I been on the other side, as intended, I would never had captured the morning light shooting the castle... every cloud as they say!

Tags:   Caernarfon Afon Seiont Gwynedd Wales yachts boats reflections morning first light sunlight golden glow warmth trees winter leafless

N 74 B 1.5K C 33 E Mar 30, 2019 F Apr 5, 2019
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Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales

So left marooned in the car park next to the castle with only a couple of refuse vans for company... what do you do? Normally, I would have knocked it on the head and gone home, but having made the effort to get out of bed this early, it wasn't an option, and besides I didn't dare wake Mrs R up again so soon.

Having met up with Mark Waidson a few times, one of the many things I've picked up from him is... work a location, you never know when you'll get the chance to go back! So out came the tripod and filters and a good hour spent looking for alternative images. The tide was fairly high and the water silky calm making for some great reflections, which was my intention for the castle (let it go...). Not my normal stuff, but glad to come away with something different.

Footnote: tried hard to make a title out of the words refraction, reflection, inversion and inception to go with this... saw his concert in Manchester last week - worth the ticket price alone for this piece!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8emPcVRhuc

Tags:   Caernarfon Afon Seiont Gwynedd Wales yachts boats refraction reflection inversion inception Hans Zimmer Time morning first light sunlight long exposure

N 126 B 1.9K C 30 E Mar 30, 2019 F Apr 3, 2019
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Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales

Alternative titles for this could have been... "the best-laid plans of mice and men"... "a funny thing happened on the way to the castle" or more in keeping with one of my own idiosyncrasies..."not a full spreadsheet!". The plan was simple... reccy the area Friday night, take some shots for the sunset/blue hour. Go for a meal and a few drinks and back to the Prem Inn - not forgetting to set the alarm for the following morning. Tick, tick, tick!

The alarm went off at 5am; clothes already laid out and gear packed; out of the hotel at 5:10am; Mrs R not disturbed... too much!. It's well less than 10mins to the castle so I thought I'd walk through the harbour to the castle wall, along the front past the Anglesey Arms and on to the castle itself and the footbridge to the other side.

Sunrise wasn't scheduled until 5:56am but had to clear the mountains first giving me plenty of time to setup, get a few first light/blue hour shots and then as the sun cleared the tops would hopefully kiss the castle walls with some beautiful golden light.

Only problem... footbridge left in the open position to let the early fishing boats out!

Tags:   The Anglesey Arms pub harbour Caernarfon Castle castle Caernarfon Afon Seiont Gwynedd Wales walls spotlights first light blue hour long exposure

N 180 B 2.3K C 50 E Mar 29, 2019 F Mar 31, 2019
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Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales

A cheap room deal with Premier Inn took us to Caernarfon for a Friday night stay over. Only ever been to this castle once before, but never the chance to look around the place properly. Thought I'd try my hand at the classic shot. Could have done with a higher tide and better class of boat for foreground interest!

Tags:   Caernarfon Castle castle Caernarfon Afon Seiont Gwynedd Wales walls spotlights river boats blue hour long exposure

N 105 B 1.6K C 34 E Feb 27, 2019 F Mar 27, 2019
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MediaCity Footbridge, Salford Quays

Still here...

Tags:   Salford Quays MediaCityUK MediaCity Footbridge asymmetric cable-stayed swing bridge swing bridge bridge ITV BBC television centres Manchester Ship Canal canal long exposure night photography cityscapes night lights batter the Quays 47


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