Friday, 29 March 2019

Barmouth and Estuary Portmerion Feb 26

Early on Monday morning  we have left the Cadir Idris carpark where we stayed the night and have driven around to Barmouth,  as we come around the estuary the rising sun is illuminating all the humps and patterns in the sand. I said we should have stopped to get some images but couldn't find a suitable place to stop.     Passing the rail bridge the ripples in the sand look fabulous while the tide is out.   Anyhow  we have gone around to the main beach and parked up,  time to give the dogs a run on the beach, which is still dog friendly at this time of year!

After running the Terible Twosome I have left Jan in the van and have walked around past the rail bridge to fly the drone  over the sandbanks out in the estuary.  unfortunately the tide has come in already and a lot of the area I spotted earlier has now been submerged!

Taking off from the large flat area just past the bridge I take this multi image Vertorama, stiched in lightroom.

Flying a bit further out into the estuary and looking towards the bridge,  the low sun is still showing up all the sand ripples and textures.

                                            The railway bridge, shot as a 3 frame hdr.

Back out over the rising tide to the remaining sandbanks,   a couple more Vertoramas.   both 5 frames merged in lightroom.

Flying in close now, its getting quite windy out there, presumably because the tide has turned and is coming in fast .  Most of the sandbanks are covered now unfortunately, but the sand /mud in the corner behind me looks interesting so I fly directly overhead to shoot topdown.

Time to leave Barmouth , its really warm in the sun at almost 20 dgrees again. just like a summers day . We have decided to drive right up the coast and around the estuary to park up for the afternoon opposite Portmeirion.
Its almost high tide now, the mud flats and marshes are almost covered.

Portmeirion Village ,  where the Prisoner tv series was filmed.   a two frame panorama shot with canon 5d2 and 100-400mmL

Now to take the drone up,  straight out into the estuary  to look back at the headland.   a 9 frame panorama

                       Now moving closer to show Portmeirion village , again 9 frames merged.

Time to change the battery , I have one left.  
The island in the estuary is called Ynys Gifftan , the marshes look really interesting from what I could see on the first flight so I will go out to take a look.

                                                                 A 9 frame panorama
                     With the Snowdon range in the background , Ynys Gifftan and the marshes .

                               Topdown over the marshes .4 frames merged to show larger area.

                                     Vertorama looking towards the island.  4 frames merged .

                                                              21 frame 180 degree  panoramas

                      The end of a great long weekend in the van .Fabulous weather for February.

                        one last image , you can see the van parked near the cottage on the  point

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