Snowdonia – a week of grey skies and mists and just two days of lovely sunshine – watching the dawn from the skylight window looking over the hills to the north east. The ‘mist’ in the valley in the foreground is really just the vapour from the condensing boiler but I thought it added something good to that dark space.
Looking away to the north west, just visible – a flock of white birds chasing away the black birds.
Back again to the north east the sun finally lighting up all the details of the valleys and trees through the mist.
A week in North Wales – grey and misty weather but red seems to appear in almost all of my photographs.
Melin Pant-yr-Ynn, Blaenau Ffestiniog
The water wheel in motion
Sunrise over Manod Mawr near Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
The Japanese Pagoda in Portmerion
Slate gate posts and red-painted iron gate in Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Reminded me of a similarly grey day in December in Northumberland on the quayside at Amble Harbour
And this lovely old door – maybe it was really red long ago
I do really enjoy photographing shadows . . .
Taken with an iPhone on the train to Edinburgh
Wrought iron gate, old red brick, shadows on grass – add a picnic – perfect, except its February and about 4˚C.
Portmerion, North wales – designed by he architect Clough Williams-Ellis
The staircase in the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art – Ellis Williams Architects, is statisfyingly industrial with its embossed and perforated sheet steel. The only colour – a single wall on each landing painted in an identifying colour.
The entrance has unpainted rusting cladding.
Dull December weather in Canvey Island, Essex but this rust patterned concrete flood defence and steps is a pleasing arrangement of stripes and angles.
Canvey Island – the beach in winter
Reflections and shadows – blue to turns green and pink picking up reflected colours from the water and the deck – which is pink in the shade but almost orange in full sun. The canal at the Hepworth Wakefield.
Pink flourescent lighting in the cafe at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead looked particularly good on the white beard.
The Millenium Bridge across the Tyne at Gateshead – the arch lit with colours that slowly change through the spectrum. f/1.8 1/200 ISO 1600 50mm
Lindisfarne on a cold damp dull day – the local stone is defiantly pink on such a grey day