Travel & Landscape Photography@mathewbrowne

๐Ÿ“ทTravel photographer from Wales. CTO @SnappGuides.co; Author @amberleypublishing; Ambassador @KaseFilters_UK ๐ŸŒ52 countries #travelphotography

http://www.mathewbrowne.co.uk/

It was a perfect night for photography at Three Cliffs Bay last night ๐Ÿ›ฐ๏ธ๏ธย International Space Station
๐Ÿ”ดย Mars
๐ŸŒŒย Milky Way
๐ŸŒŠย A brief sighting of bioluminescent plankton

Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower coast has become a bit of a mecca for people wanting to experience the phenomenon of bioluminescence. Last night did not provide the most spectacular display but it did appear occasionally on camera. Stepping barefoot into the sea created electric blue sparkles. The skies above were almost perfectly clear to see the Milky Way, Mars, several passes of the International Space Station, and a good number of shooting stars.

This image comprises a stack of 18 exposures taken sequentially over the course of 3 minutes - the first 9 to capture the movement of the International Space Station as it raced through frame, and the second 9 to create a stacked base exposure to reduce noise as I was shooting at ISO 3200. On one of these 18 exposures, a wave broke in the distance that revealed the glow of bioluminescent plankton, so I have preserved this detail in the completed image.
Technical details
Nikon D850 | @nikoneurope | #nikoneurope
Sigma 14mm f1.8 | @sigmauk #sigmauk
Benro TGP17C tripod | @benrouk #benroletsgo
Nik Collection by DxOย post-processing
Settings: 18 x ISO 3200 / f1.8 / 10s / 14mm

#TravelAwesome #nakedplanetย #hubs_united #ExquisiteEarth #ig_worldclub
#walesatnight #FindYourEpic #DiscoverCymru #gower #wales
#threecliffsbay #plankton #milkyway #iss #astrophotography
#walescoastpath #lovegreatbritain #space #astronomy #lppathfinders
#nightphotography #universetoday #astro #milkywaychasers #snappguides


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Ticked another one off my photography bucket list last night - this is Paxton's Tower in Carmarthenshire with the full moon rising behind it. This is using a 600mm focal length, and shooting from 1.6 kilometres away. I've had a few stabs at this shot before, but this is the first one I'm happy with. Really making the most of these clear skies!

Apologies to the residents of Llanarthne who must have been wondering what the strange guy with the paparazzi lens was up to last night!
Technical details
Nikon D850

Benro TGP17C tripod | @benrouk #benroletsgo
Sigma 150-600mm | @sigmauk #sigmauk
Settings: 600mm / ฦ’6.3 / ISO 1600

#llanarthne #FindYourEpic #DiscoverCymru #paxtonstower #wales

#EarthFocus #awesome_earthpix #earthofficial #Exploringtheglobe #fantastic_earth

#lppathfinders #ngtuk #walesatnightย #astrophotography #fullmoon

#moonย #universetodayย #astroย #astronomyย #space

#fantastic_universeย #universe247ย #Astrography_ย 
#youresa #earthfocus #earthmagazine #snappguides #carmarthenshire โ€‹


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Last night's Strawberry Moon rises above Church Rock, just off the Pembrokeshire Coast.

The June full moon is known as the strawberry moon - this name can be traced back to the Algonquin Native American tribes who used to harvest wild berries at this time.

Technical details:

Nikon D850 | @nikoneurope | #nikoneurope
Sigma 150-600mm | @sigmauk #sigmauk
Skylum Luminar post-processing | @skylum_global #luminar
3 Legged Thing L-bracket | @3leggedthing | #my3leggedthing
Benro TGP17C tripod | @benrouk #benroletsgo
Settings: 240mm/ฦ’/6.3/1/2500s/ISO 1600

#fullmoon #moon #strawberrymoon #earthofficial #picoftheday
#FindYourEpic #DiscoverCymru #wales #lppathfinders #earthcapture
#visitpembrokeshire #igerspembrokeshire #pembrokeshire #snappguides
#walescoastpath
#lovegreatbritain #photosofbritain #ukpotd #travel #churchrock
#NGTUK #GoThere #GetOutside #guardiantravelsnaps #walesatnight


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An amazing fireworks display over Criccieth Castle on Saturday night, with a pastel pink sunset as the backdrop.

If you'd like to know how to photograph fireworks like these, I am taking bookings for summer fireworks photography workshops in Tenby.

Feel free to share or tag a friend who'd be interested ๐Ÿ‘‡

http://www.mathewbrowne.co.uk/workshops/summer-fireworks-workshop/

Technical details
Nikon D850
Benro TGP17C tripod | @benrouk #benroletsgo
16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0
28mm / ฦ’/8 / 4s / ISO 31

#NGTUK #GoThere #GetOutside #guardiantravelsnaps #BBCTravel
#wonderful_places #wanderxwonder #lppathfinders
#igerswales #FindYourEpic #DiscoverCymru #igerscymru #wales
#firework #fireworks #pyrotechnics #NorthWalestagram
#lovegreatbritain #photosofbritain #ukpotd #britains_talent #omgb
#criccieth #gwynedd #castle #snowdonia #walescoastpath


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A red kite soars over the countryside near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is a great part of the world to see these birds. To get up close to the birds like this, you can visit the Red Kite Feeding Station near Llanddeusant - every day at 3pm the kites are fed and for 30-40 minutes thereafter they circle and swoop to eat their lunch.

Technical details:
Nikon D850
Sigma Imaging UK 150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3 | @sigmauk #sigmauk
150mm - ฦ’/5 - 1/3200s/- ISO 500

#lppathfinders #visitbreconbeacons #breconbeacons #carmarthenshire
#igerswales #FindYourEpic #DiscoverCymru #igerscymru #wales
#ukwildlife #elegantanimals #bbcearth #naturephotography #wildplanetphotomag
#wildlifephotography #natgeoyourshot #bbcspringwatch
#animalsofinstagram #wildandfree
#redkiteย  #lovegreatbritain #visitbritain #nature_lovers #bird_brilliance
#bird #birds #birdlife #birdsofinstagram #feather_perfection


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This is the perfect cake for a father and son who share a birthday and a love of travel. Every badge represents a country we've been to together ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽ‚โœˆ๏ธ๐ŸŒ Thank you to Rowanne at @pieceofcakewales for creating this wonderful cake, and to my wife Louise for ordering it. ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ .
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#birthdaycake #birthday #bday #party #cake #travel #traveling #instatravel #instagood #travelblogger #baby #family #dad #love #followback #photooftheday #20likes #amazing #instafollow #traveltribe #lppathfinders #lonelyplanet #lonelyplanetkids #celebration #pieceofcakewales #yummy #foodstagram #food #foodie #cakesofinstagram


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The Temples of Angkor in Cambodia are rated the #1 sight in the world by Lonely Planet & TripAdvisor.

This photo was taken at dawn in front of Angkor Wat - the postcard photo that everybody wants. Though this image is a picture of serenity, reality is a little less peaceful as hundreds of photographers jostle for space behind the pond each day to capture this photo. Meanwhile, enterprising children weave in and out of the crowd to sell coffees and snacks from their parents' stalls. It's a hive of activity until the sun rises, then the crowds disperse to explore the rest of this temple complex.

Technical details:
Nikon D810
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
16mm / ฦ’/4 / 30s / ISO 100

#angkorwat #cambodia #BEAUTIFULCAMBODIA #sunrise #travel #asia_vacations #TLAsiaย  #NikonAsia #ig_shotz_asia #jetstarasia
#Silkair #tigerairtakesyouthere #GoingPlacesTogether #TopAsiaPhoto #asia
#hubs_united #ExquisiteEarth #ig_worldclub #master_shots #VisualAmbassadors
#gramslayers #ILLGRAMMERS #exploretocreate #FatalFrames #global_hotshotz
ย #ig_bliss #marvelshots #Greatshotz #master_gallery


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Last night here in Wales I managed to photograph the International Space Station passing across the moon!

Learn how I captured this image in my latest blog post:
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#benroletsgo #nikon #sigmauk #photoshop #ngtuk #gothere #youresa #AstronomyDepartment #Astrography_ #timelessuniverse #nightphotography #nightimages #night_shooterz #NIGHTSHOOTERS #ig_nightphotography
#night_excl #nightsofwonder #ig_nightphotography #night #getoutside
#astrophotography #universetoday #astro #astronomy #space #iss #fantastic_universe #universe247 #isstransit #moon


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On Saturday I enjoyed an amazing visit to see the puffins of Skomer Island. It should be a bucket list item for photographers and birdwatchers alike.

Technical details:
Nikon D850
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
300mm / F5.6 / 1/2000s / ISO 360
Benro UK TGP17C tripod
Skylum Software Luminar 2018 post processing

#skomer #wales #pembrokeshire #birds #wildlife
#birdwatching #earthcapture #walesonline #discovercymru #findyourepic
#ukwildlife #naturephotography #wildplanetphotomag
#wildlifephotography #natgeoyourshot
#bbcspringwatch #animalsofinstagram #wildandfree #visitpembrokeshire
#igerspembrokeshire
#snappguides #walescoastpath #lovegreatbritain #puffin #puffins
#bestnatureshots #nature #rspb #birdsofinstagram


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"Spaceship"

Low lying mist swirls around the glasshouse of @walesbotanic on Friday evening. I only had time to shoot a few frames before the fog engulfed the whole valley.

This image will feature in my upcoming @SnappGuides.co photo guide to Carmarthenshire, due for release this winter. Carmarthenshire is the county where I have lived for years - I'm looking forward to showing you how to photograph it at it's best.

Technical details:
Nikon D850 | @nikoneurope | #nikoneurope
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
170mm / F5.6 / 0.5s / ISO 100
Benro TGP17C tripod | @benrouk #benroletsgo
Skylum Luminar post-processing | @skylum_global #luminar

#igerswales #FindYourEpic #DiscoverCymru #igerscymru #wales
#lovegreatbritain #photosofbritain #ukpotd #britains_talent #omgb
#visitbritain #20likes #landscape #fog #mist #mg5k
#mycarmarthenshireadventure #igerscarms #carmarthenshire #moodygrams
#exploretocreate


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It was a 2am start this morning to photograph the Milky Way rising over Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire. I stuck around to watch sunrise too - what a great spot for it.

Stack of 8 exposures: 14mm / ฦ’/1.8 / 10s / ISO 2000

Nikon D850 | @nikoneurope | #nikoneurope
Benro TGP17C tripod | @benrouk #benroletsgo
3 Legged Thing L-bracket | @3leggedthing | #my3leggedthing
Sigma 14mm f1.8 | @sigmauk #sigmauk
Skylum Luminar post-processing | @skylum_global #luminar

#igerswales #wales #FindYourEpic #DiscoverCymru #igerscymru #visitpembrokeshire #igerspembrokeshire #pembrokeshire #barafundle #barafundlebay #longexposure #ic_longexpo #nightsofwonder #astrophotography #milkyway
#snappguides #walescoastpath #lovegreatbritain #EarthFocus #awesome_earthpix #space #milkywaychasers #youresa #ExquisiteEarth #global_hotshotz


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One of my favourite photo spots in Rome is the Bramante Staircase - Giuseppe Momo's amazing double helix spiral staircase at the Vatican.

Equipment and settings:
Nikon D810 | @nikoneurope | #nikoneurope
Venus Optics Laowa 12mm Zero-D lens | @venuslaowa | #laowa
F/4 - 1/10s - ISO 400
Skylum Luminar post-processing | @skylum_global #luminar

Patience is required to capture it free of any visitors - in fact there are a couple just out of frame. Also, since the Vatican Museums don't allow tripods, a very steady hand is required.

#IlikeItaly #igersitalia #italy_vacations #instaitalia #italy
#italia #topitalyphoto #imagesofitaly #ig_italy #super.italy
#LazioisME #igersroma #igerslazio #topromephoto #rome
#roma #romecityworld #ig_rome #snappguides #travelphotography
#architecture #NGTUK #GoThere #cnntravel #lppathfinders
#telegraphtravel #vatican


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