Image of the Week (W/C 27th December 2022)

Final Image of the Week for 2022,taken by Roath Park Lake a candid shot of a fisherman and his dog 

Taken with a Nikon D3200 kit lens 18-55mm . Settings 38mm ,F4.8 , 80thSec and 200 ISO.

2nd January 2023

Image of the Week (W/C 19th December 2022)

A lot of positive interest for this macro image of a Blackberry flower , full of form and detail , I do like this composition 

Taken with a Nikon D2X and Tokina 100 mm Lens  . Settings  ,F14 , 200thSec and 100 ISO. Flash used 

27th December 2022

Image of the Week (W/C 12th December 2022)

Taken at the height of the Summer heat wave , hiking path leading off Keepers Pond Blaenavon , well worth a visit with good parking and lots a view towards the Brecon Beacons 

(Blaenavon, Wales NP4 9SR, UK)

Taken with a Nikon 2x with Tokina 11-16mm lens . Settings 14mm, F9, 1/125thSec and 100 ISO 

19thDecember 2022 

Autumn Fall

Image of the Week (W/C 5th December 2022)

A landscape view of the lake at Taf Bargoed Park. Dramatic sky caps off an Autumn scene. 

Taken with a Nikon D2X and Tamron 18-250 mm Lens  . Settings 30mm ,F8 , 200thSec and 100 ISO. 

12th December 2022

Image of the Week (W/C 27th November 2022)

Bit of a macro image hits top spot , this image is all about the pattern and shapes of a dandelion, up close

Taken with a Nikon D2X and Tokina 100mm Lens the king of macro lens . Settings ,F16 , 200thSec and 100 ISO. Flash engaged 

5th December 2022

Image of the Week (W/C 21st November 2022)

Only fitting that an Autumnal images makes it to top slot . A single fallen leaf framed on a bed of evergreens . The brown and yellow leaf colouring shout Autumn . The close up emphesis the pattern within the leaf .

Taken with a Nikon D3200 fitted with a Tamron  18 -250 lens set to macro flash assisted. Settings 92mm, F5.6, 1/200thSec and 400 ISO 

28th November 2022 

Autumn Fall

Autumn Fall

Penallta Parc

Penallta Parc

Image of the Week (W/C 14th November 2022)

Long time since a monochrome image has taken weekly top spot . This photo all about tones , I've created a soft look to create an atmospheric feel 

Taken with a Nikon D2X and Tokina 11-16 Lens my go to combination for landscape. Settings 16mm,F7.1 , 16othTHSec and 160 ISO.

21st November 2022

Image of the Week (W/C 7th November 2022)

Taken at Penallta Parc this image exhibits strong leading lines my favoured eliment within the image is the sky and clouds . The blue adds a strong contrast to the earthy colours and the clouds compliments the line direction within the photograph

Taken with a Nikon D2X with Tokina 1-16mm Lens, settings 11mm , F7.1, 1/320thSec and 160 ISO

14th November 2022 

Penallta Parc

Penallta Parc

Image of THe Week (31st October 2022)

A glimpse of Autumn at Cen Onn Park . Wanted to create atmosphere with this image by softening the clarity and imposed a dark vignette emphesising the light in the centre of the photograph .

Taken with a Nikon D2X fitted with a Tokina 11-16mm , setting 16mm, F4, 1/50thSec and 160ISO 

7th Novenber 2022

Cefn Onn

Cefn Onn



Image of the Week (W/C 24th October 2022)

This little chap takes centre stage this week , making his way across a lavendar stem , got a bit camera shy when I started snapping retreating into the shell .

Taken with a Nikon D3200 fitted with the versatile Tamron 18-250mm lens. Settings 130mm, F22, 1/200thSec and 3200 ISO 

31st October 2022 

Image of the Week (W/C 17th October 2022)

Having been laid waste with Covid last week not a lot of engagement on the social media front with Image inputting . So been a bit self indulgant this week and selected one of my favourite photographs .

As with prior week taken in the grounds of Tredegar house Newport , really enjoy this capture of the woodland walk , with two large tree to the left of the frame providing a solid anchor with light breaking through a gap in the background, composition screams mood 

Taken with a Nikon D3200 fitted with a Tamron 10-24mm lens settings 12mm, F5.6, 1/60thSec and 200ISO 

24th October 2022 

Woodland Walk (Tredegar House Newport S Wales)

Woodland Walk (Tredegar House Newport S Wales)

Image of the Week (W/C 10th Ocober 2022)

An edge of lake landscape taken recently at Tredegar Park Newport . Lovely setting well worth a visit. The bonus for me from the trip is a free charge for my EV car ,paid for 2 days motoring.

Taken with a Nikon D3200 and Tamron 10-24 Lens . Settings 11mm, F5.6, 1/160thSec and 200 ISO .

17th October 2022

Tredegar Park

Tredegar Park

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay

Image of the Week (W/C 3rd Ocober 2022)

Film is not dead, this image of a mooring point off Cardiff Barrage is a 35mm photograph. Shot into the low winter sun composition delivers a strong silhouette set against a red sky .

Taken with a Nikon F4S , Nikkor 35-70 lens, film stock used Fijicolor200 .

See more from this camera at Nikon F4S

10th October 2022 

Image of the Week (W/C 26th September 2022)

As with  the prior week top  image, this weeks Photo comes from a trip to Aberavon . Heaped full of content, the foot prints in the sand , the contrast of sea, land and sky. In the far ground evidance of the steel works port all capped off with the Sun battling against storm clouds .

I find I see these images at the location but it is in the processing activity the image is given a voice for those who view it.  I Love this one .

Taken with a Nikon D3200 and Tamron 10-24mm settings 11mm,F6.3 1/400thSec and 100ISO

3rd October 2022

Aberavon Beach

Aberavon Beach

Image of the Week (W/C 12th and 19th September 2022)

Normal activity interupted by holidays , a  top image from the past two weeks . A photograph that appears in Leading Lines section  . Very much an illustration of this principle in the context of dimishing lines , the sea, steps , path , wall and railings draw you into the far horizon .

Taken at Aberavon earlier this year with a Nikon D3200 and Tamron 10-24mm lens, settings 11mm, F5,1/250thSec and 100 ISO .

26th September 2022

Image of the Week (W/C 5th September 2022)

I've found if you want to increase responces to images , post a strong black and white photo, this is no exception, lots of interest in this one.

As with the prior week, image taken at Cardff Bay barrage already featuring on the website can be found in Dramatic Sky Looking towards Penarth image features the Scott memorial. Again a number of strong leading lines to draw the eye into the photograph 

Taken with a Nikon D3200, with Tamron 10-24mm lens , settings 11mm,F6.3,1/160thSec and 100 ISO

12th September 2022

Cardiff Bay Barrage

Cardiff Bay Barrage

leaving port

leaving port

Image of the Week (29th August 2022)

A visit to Cardiff Bay Barrage served up this image of a sand dredger leaving port. So much more present itself in this photograph, a strong leading line of the Barrage road, the clouds pulling you front to back and the harsh contrast of the smooth road and harsh Barrage stones . Ticks a lot of my composition check list 

Taken with a Nikon D3200 with Tamron 10-24mm Lens, settings 14mm, F7.1 1/200thSec and 100 ISO

5th September 2022

Image of the Week (W/C 22nd August 2022)

After weeks of black and white street images, this week a Summer landscape taken in Lower Machen, feature a tree on the margins of a Barley field , the vivid green of the tree and blue of the sky constrast with the muted yellow of the crop.

Taken with a Nikon D3200 with its Kit lens, polarizer filter fitted. Settings 18mm F4.5 1/80thSec and 100ISO

29th August 2022

Image of the Week (W/C 15th August 2022)

A second image taken from the same visit to Penarth as last weeks Image of the week. Clearly a popular cafe with customers populating the outdoor tables . Lots of detail to check out in the photo, my favourite is the barrier tape promoting the 2019 Rugby World Cup .

Taken with a Lumix TZ70 settings 4.3mm , F3.3, 1/160thSec and 80ISO

22nd August 2022

Image of the Week (W/C 8th August 2022)

I piece of Street photography last week , taken on a crisp bright January day in Penarth . Taken in portrait aspect to emphasis the vertical lines with visitors to the pier sitting in window seats facing the sun. All are looking into the prominade .

I like the constrast of the middle man dressed in dark compared the the light colours either side of him a well balanced image ideal example of the candid and spontanous nature of the genre .

Image taken with a Lumis TZ70, Ideal for street photograph, settings 4.3mm, F3.5, 1/2000thSec and 125 ISO.

15th August 2022

Hypericum Hidcote

Hypericum Hidcote

Image of the Week (W/C 1st August 2022)

Summer won't be Summer, without a top flower image, got a lot a responce with this image, taken from the back of the bloom so the sun light illuminated the petals , you can see a front view in Flowers and Plants . Just wanted to do something different appears to hit the right theme

Taken with a Nikon D3200 fitted with my do everthing Tamron 18-250mm lens . Setting 92mm , f9, 200thSec and 100ISO

8th August 2022

Image of the Week (W/C 25th July 2022)

Roath Park Lake image smash's all comers for top image also takes July Image of the Month

Just love the tones within this photo, the water plants in the foreground soften this edge, with the open water adding a crisp touch assisting the reflections from the midpoint of the image . All capped off by dramatic sky. Ticks all the box's off for what I like from my Photographs 

Taken with the Nikon D3200 kit lens fitted, settings 23mm,F5.6, 1/125thSec and 200 ISO

1st August 2022

Roath Park Lake

Roath Park Lake

Image of the Week (W/C 18th July 2022)

Image taken at the Newport Wetlands on a raised walkway that cut through the Reed beds . Taken in portrait aspect wanted to deliver a cramp feel of the walkway with a strong leading line drawing you into the reeds flanking each side of the image . In processing I warmed the sky to compliment the colour of the reeds

Taken with Nikon D3200 fitted with 18-55 kit lens settings 34mm , F5, 100thSec and 100 ISO

25th July 2022  

Newport Wetland Walkway

Newport Wetland Walkway

Image of the Week (W/C 11th July 2022)

Taken at a recent visit to Keepers pond Blaenavon , the hicking path takes you further up the mountain and affords amaazing views towards the Usk valley.

Features strong leading lines in the path that flanks the pond . Taken mid morning so I used a polarising filter to assist the colour representation of the sky 

Taken with a Nikon D2X  fitted with a Tokina 11-16 Lens , settings 16mm,F8,1/200thSec and 100ISO .

18th July 2022

Keepers Pond

Keepers Pond



Image of the Week (W/C 4th July 2022)

Part of a set of images taken under studio lights against a black background. Image appears in Flowers and Plants  and is available for sale at 500px.

Taken with a Nikon D2X fitted with a 10mm Tokina Lens settings F14, 1/8thSec and 100ISO

11th July 2022

Image of the Week (W/C 27th June 2022)

Black and white image of surface water and mud ,location was Penallta Parc upper aspect . The site is a reclaimed coal tip, so the mud in the image is 90% coal based not for walking in .

Taken in the Winter black and white respresentation gives off a cold feel. Surface water set up a leading line into the image.

Taken with Nikon D2X fitted with the Nikkor 35-70mm Lens , settings 35mm,F6.3,1/160thSec and 100 ISO

4th July 2022 

Image of the Week (W/C 20th June 2022)

An old favorite location tops the bill last week, true to my view in 100's of potential images, Caerphilly castle just doesn't stop giving photographic opportuneties .

Taken during a Boxing Day walk , the overcast sky delivered a dark background to this exceptional location . Taken with a Nikon D3200 fitted with a Tamron 18 -250mm Lens . Settings 35mm, F6.3, 1/160thSec and 100 ISO

27th June 2022

Walls and Towers

Walls and Towers

Image of the Week (W/C 13th June 2022)

I do find myself drawn to the visual impact of Wind Turbines , this sole examples taken at Pen - y - Fan Pond . Taken in portrait aspect I used the tree's to frame the subjected supported with the path as a leading line.

Taken with a Panasonic TZ70 my point and shot king. Settings 16mm, F4.6,1/60thSec and 125 ISO

Check out another Turbine at Dramatic Sky

20th June 2022 

Image of the Week (W/C 6th June 2022)

This image has been present on the home page for a number of weeks and attracted lots of attention on social media and is available for purchase via 500PX . Early spring flowers spotted on a trip to Penallta Park.

Taken using my "Jack of all Trade" lens Tamron 18-250 , its macro setting really punch's above its weight. Taken with a Nikon D3200 settings 155mm,F6.3,1/250thSec and 560 ISO

13th June 2022

Image of the Week (W/C 30th May 2022)

A revisted image from 2017, taken at Talybont on Usk , in the Brecon Beacons, a very gray overcast day just added to the mood within the image, processed to deliver a soft result the composition  screams calmness.

Taken with a Nikon D2X and an aged Tokina 28mm lens, settings F2.8, 1/100thSec and 100ISO

6th June 2022 

Talybont on Usk

Talybont on Usk