Travel photographer from Wales. CTO @SnappGuides.co; Author @amberleypublishing; Ambassador @KaseFilters_UK 52 countries #travelphotography
It was a perfect night for photography at Three Cliffs Bay last night ️ International Space Station
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.
Nikon D850 | @nikoneurope | #nikoneurope
Sigma 14mm f1.8 | @sigmauk#sigmauk
Benro TGP17C tripod | @benrouk#benroletsgo
Nik Collection by DxO post-processing
Settings: 18 x ISO 3200 / f1.8 / 10s / 14mm
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!
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.
Sigma Imaging UK 150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3 | @sigmauk#sigmauk
150mm - ƒ/5 - 1/3200s/- ISO 500
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 Thank you to Rowanne at @pieceofcakewales for creating this wonderful cake, and to my wife Louise for ordering it. .
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.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
16mm / ƒ/4 / 30s / ISO 100
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.