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Walk on the wild side

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Exploring the landscapes in central Snowdonia

Although I’ve been to Snowdonia many times before, I have never visited landscape around Blaenau Ffestiniog. The main goal of the trip was walking around Stwlan Dam and disused slate mines. This part of Wales is known worldwide for the slate and disused mines are pretty much everywhere. 

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Port Mulgrave Sunrise, Yorkshire UK 2017
Port Mulgrave morning ,2017 Hasselblad 503CW f16 4s +0.9ND Lee 50mm, Fujifilm Velvia50
Port Mulgrave morning, 2017 Hasselblad 503CW f16 4s +0.9ND Lee 50mm, Fujifilm Velvia50

Fantastic sunset at Port Mulgrave in North Yorkshire

Fujifilm Velvia 50 is a slide film which I love. Colours of are truly something else. This was a great trip and picture above is one of my favourite from that morning.

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Parkhouse Hill from Chrome Hill, Peak District 2017
Parkhouse Hill from Chrome Hill. Peak District 2017. Hasselblad 503CW f16/4sec +0.9ND Lee 50mm, Fujifilm Velvia 50
Parkhouse Hill from Chrome Hill. Peak District 2017. Hasselblad 503CW f16/4sec +0.9ND Lee 50mm, Fujifilm Velvia 50

Early autumn evening in Peak District. Chrome Hill is one of my favourite spots in Peaks. This was one of the evenings when sunset did not happen as expected.I love how Velvia 50 rendered the greens in this picture….

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The Isle of Arran a photographic guide

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Brodick Castle and Goatfell from ferry, Isle of Arran Scotland 2017, Fujifilm XPro-1

The Isle of Arran a (kind of) photographic guide

Arran or the Isle of Arran (/ˈærən/; Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Arainn pronounced [elan ˈarɪɲ]).

At 432 square kilometers (167 sq mi), is this the largest island in the Firth of Clyde and the seventh largest Scottish island. 

 

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Glen Rosa, Isle of Arran Scotland 2017
Glen Rosa Isle of Arran Scotland Hasselblad 503CW f16/1/40s no filt 50mm
Glen Rosa Isle of Arran Scotland Hasselblad 503CW f16/1/40s no filter  lens:50mm

Glen Rosa is a magical place on Isle of Arran Scotland. Place not to be missed when visiting the island.

I love the mood on this shot, it makes me want to go back there….

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(Almost) A non-photographic trip

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View from the ridge, Snowdonia Wales UK, Fujifilm Xpro-1

(Almost) A non-photographic trip

Wales, Snowdonia November 2017, 7:30am-ish. Chris has just parked the car and I’m putting my walking boots on. Rain is gentle and it looks like it’s not going to stop soon. Great. Where is the 80% chance for a cloud-free summit which was promised by the weatherman?

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Kildonan Beach, Isle of Arran Scotland 2017
Kildonan Beach, Isle of Arran Scotland 2017 Hasselblad 503CW f22/2s +0.6 ND Lee 80mm, Fuji Velvia 50
Kildonan Beach, Isle of Arran Scotland 2017 Hasselblad 503CW f22/2s +0.6 ND Lee 80mm, Fuji Velvia 50

Fantastic sunset on Kildonan beach Isle of Arran Scotland. Shot on Fujifilm Velvia 50.

I love how colours are rendered by this slide film, it’s true king of the films for landscape photography.

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Northton, Isle of Harris Scotland 2017
Northton, Isle of Harris  Scotland 2016. Hasselblad 503CW Ilford Delta 100

Northton Salt Flats under the  Ceapabhal, Taobh Tuath (368m).
Machair at Northton is the finest in Lewis and Harris. Machair is fertile, well-drained grassland formed by sand being blown over the peat. For me, this is a magical place, well worth to visit. 

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