Sunset Over St. Vitus Cathedral from the Charles Bridge
I was hoping to get an image of the sunset over the Charles Bridge in Prague. However, I found that thye bridge runs almost due west to east so this would not be possible. Whilst on the bridge late at night, I took this. It was taken on a Canon 50D, with a Tamron 18-200mm lens f8 for 1/20 sec at focal length 149mm handheld.
This image was taken at a recent rehersal of the Welsh Dance Company in Cardiff. It was shot using a Canon 50D with a Sigma 70-300mm lens at 1/80sec at f4, 70mm and ISO 1600, It was an extreme challenge as the lighting was very low and the dancers very fast.
Carew Castle and Tidal Mill is a favourite area of mine in Pembrokeshire and my wife and I visit it on a regular basis. The day that this image was taken was the first time in about 3 years that I have seen the mill pond full of water. In the past I have taken a number of images of the castle and the tidal mill as I find them both fascinating. However, this is the first time that I included both buildings in the same images. The castle stands on a limestone bluff overlooking the Carew inlet — a part of the tidal estuary that makes up Milford Haven. The Norman castle has its origins in a stone keep built by Gerald de Windsor around the year 1100. Gerald was made castellan of Pembroke Castle by Arnulf of Montgomery in the first Norman invasion of Pembrokeshire. He married Nest, princess of Deheubarth around 1095. Nest brought the manor of Carew as part of her dowry, and Gerald cleared the existing fort to build his own castle on Norman lines. The original outer walls were timber, and only the keep was of stone.
Carew Mill is the only intact tidal mill in Wales and one of only four in Britain. While its precise date of origin is uncertain, documentary evidence indicates a mill of some kind was here in 1542.
Better late than never;-)))) During the month I took lots of tree images but at the end of the day they ended up as ‘stock’ tree photographs. Really, I wanted something different. Whilst strolling along Aberavon Beach I came across this lump of wood which, I think, could fall into the category of tree. I shot it on a Canon EOS 50, with an 18-200 lens; ISO 100, focal length 42mm, 1/320 sec at f8
The topic in this month’s challenge was birds. This is a subject that, as yet, I am not familiar with despite and few trips to Forest Farm and Slimbridge. I had planned to visit Forest Farm to achieve an image for this project but, unfortunately, something else always managed to take priority. It was the furthest thing from my mind as I was wandering along the riverside walk in Cardiff, I was on my way to meet a few friends with a view to taking images of the castle. On my way I was interested in the graffiti on the walls. It was only when I was trying to get some distance between myself and the paintings that I saw a number of birds sitting on the railings and they gave me the thought, “they will do nicely for the VPC monthly comp.” This little chap was the last of the group to fly away as I approached and seemed quite happy to pose.