Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Church Bay on Anglesey 25/27 th May 2014

I am on my way to Church Bay on Anglesey on a Saturday evening, the rain is hammering down most of the way  , Jan has been there in the caravan all week and i am joining her for the next 3 days.  as i arrive it is torrential rain and i actually have trouble driving over the slight incline in the campsite field which is a few minutes walk from the beach.  as i arrive Chester goes mad in anticipation :)

Sunday morning is bright blue sky , thank goodness for that   lol    a quick run on the beach with the dogs first

Now we are going to walk the coastal path around the headland , almost straight away i find this Bloody nose beetle :)

                                                 Next to be shot , an escaping lizard  :)

I have been chasing a Wall brown butterfly for ages up and down the narrow muddy path, much to Jan's amusement   lol     i eventually manage to get on the ground close enough for a half decent image   haha

We have come to the next bay around the headland , loads of wild flowers are on the hill side , so Mollster goes and poses in them , good girl .......

         and down into the water for a play and Chester and Mollster get very wet .  bless them

                Having walked back to the caravan in the afternoon, i spend time shooting the birds

                                                                    Great Perch.........

                                      I would Love to know whats on Chester's mind  lol

 After dinner we walk down to see if there is a good sunset this evening ,  its not a good one but got this image using my 10 stop nd filter :)

The next morning it is looking another good day , so we have decided to go to South Stack lighthouse , Jan has never been there.        after a nice drive around the coast road we find both the car parks chock a block, some idiot in a huge camper van is blocking the steep road up to the top car park and some one is trying to direct traffic!      we manage to squeeze into the top main area any how  , and now are walking up the road to the top overlooking the Lighthouse.

                                                i have just spotted a green Tiger beetle :)

                                                                   Mollster posing :)

               and Chester but no idea what he is looking at, the ice creme van is that way Mol says :D

After a walk up over the Headland we head back to take a look at the Birds nesting on the cliffs below Ellins tower.   its a superb view from here :)

                                          and then walking along the cliff path .............

                                                                           Big skies :)

              Time to drive back now , later i hope to get better sunset images across Church Bay.
 a few hours later i am walking down to the bay , leaving Jan and the dogs in the van, they will come down a bit later to join me .

all below images i used a 10 stop nd filter to slow the shutter speed down to smooth out the waters surface.

                                                         69 seconds at iso100  f18
    as the tide comes in around me while i am standing on small rocks Ooops  , but the low setting suns is lighting up the cliff face wonderfully :)

                                                             217 seconds iso100 f18

                                                    4 frames combined  40 - 184 seconds
                                          Love how the sun illuminates the foreground rock


                                                             184 seconds at f18 iso 200

                                The end of a great few days :)     back home tomorrow.

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