Monthly Archives: May 2015

Saint Ina’s Church Llanina Bluebells

Church-Bluebells-2-skySaint Ina’s Church Llanina Bluebells

A beautiful little church near New Quay overlooking the stunning seas of Cardigan Bay. It has an amazing coastal walk taking in all manner of scenery and wildlife as well as great little stops for refreshments and a bit of shopping for tea.

This weekend will mostly be about practicing with the Inspire 1 and reading my Pilot Theory guide all 200 pages of it! in readiness for my course and exam in August at which stage we (royal we) will be insured as a company and be able to offer aerial photography and 4k film to my commercial customers, can’t wait.

Have a great weekend all



St Catherine’s From The Beach

St-Catherine'sThis one is St Catherine’s at Tenby, a must if you’re ever down that way, open to the public but not so for our fury friends so they get a big fat ZERO from me because of this. They are however allowed on the beach and what a beach it is, huge and goes on forever…..a bit like me. lol but not today very busy with drone practice simulator, honest it’s work guv!


anyway check it out HERE

Snowdonia View From Talybont

CatleMorning All


hope you all had a wonderful relaxing weekend. We did the usual, long dog walks though Jo has a poorly foot so she had to take it real steady. I managed 2 short runs with the pack and I’m suffering for it now! NO I will never learn.

Today’s image is from Talybont on the Welsh  coast, lush beaches and gorgeous green meadows with Snowdonia as a back drop (Am I selling it to you?). This was a decent circular walk that was recommended to us by the owner at Benar Beach Caravan Park, lovely little site,  basic but clean and trouble free, we had a lovely overnight there and would certainly include it on our list of stay overs.

Managed to get all the bookings sorted for our forthcoming trip to the Outer Hebrides and Orkneys, must admit we are both really excited about going and especially taking the Husky pack too, they are going to love it.

Plenty of photography lined up whilst up there, I’m still compiling my list of shots to achieve plus Jo’s getting ready to pilot the drone so I can film sunsets on the beaches and ancient monuments.

Jo’s ma and pa are moving on to look after the place and keep things ticking over bless em.

Quick thankyou and congrats to Lisa Morgan who got married on Sunday, she bought a picture from me for her husbands best man, hope it went well and have a lovely happy healthy life together…much love.



Dyffryn Burial Chamber

Dyffryn-Burial-ChamberDyffryn Burial Chamber

The oldest stone structure in Britain?

This double burial chamber, known as a portal dolmen, is considered to be one of the earliest examples of its kind in the British Isles. Believed to date to around 3500 BC, it is one of several such sites close to the village of Dyffryn Ardudwy near Barmouth. It has many features in common with similar sites in Ireland.

Originally covered by a large cairn of stones, the present monument consists of two exposed chambers with entrances facing east. Excavations carried out in the 1960s discovered numerous fragments of deliberately broken Neolithic and Bronze Age pottery, suggesting that the site was in use over a long period of time. Other finds here included a fine, though broken, stone pendant and two polished plaques made from nearby Mynydd Rhiw stone.

It is possible that Dyffryn Ardudwy’s proximity to the sea connected its people to other communities who shared their tombbuilding traditions. They were part of a wider culture, and similar tombs have also been found in South Wales, Ireland, western France, Portugal and Spain.

This wonderful tomb has been designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is currently being cared for by Cadw.

Dyffryn-Burial-Chamber-1A beautiful walk up from probably one of the most beautiful stretches of beach Wales has to offer, it’s very well kept and the wild flowers are stunning in the sunshine.


Barnsley Hospital Rainbow Run

Rainbow-Run-Yellow-webHi all


had the marvellous privilege of being the photographer for Barnsley Hospital Charity Rainbow Run yesterday, as you can see from the images it’s not one for the faint hearted or those without a darn good washing machine!.

The organisation team were brilliant and everything went off with  issues, well done guys, a big thank you also to all the volunteers and supporters who made the day perfect and raised loads of dosh, you should all be very proud of yourselves.


I have posted a few 100 images on Facebook and BHC have shared them on their page too, if you would like any of the images without a watermark please let me know and I’ll email it to you FOC unless you feel like making a donation to the charity…..hint hint lol. seriously well done guys.



Llangollen View

Llangollen-ViewHappy Friday all

and I thought I’d end this week with  a spectacular view from midway across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, it’s a navigable aqueduct that carries the Llangollen Canal over the valley of the River Dee in Wrexham County. I must admit too that even though I may have been in Mountain Rescue I’m not the best with heights and this had my legs wobbley, especially as the wind was really strong and forcing me towards the waters edge, also made more difficult by people walking across as the patch is really only wide enough for 2 small people and as you’ll  appreciate small I ain’t!Llangollen-Crossing





Today I managed my first little run with 4 huskies attached, could have gone a lot worse to be fair, they all calmed down after my initial screams of Oh My God Slow Down or words to that effect and thankfully my knees held fast which I am so pleased about, will have to see how I feel tomorrow. Going to try 3 times a week and see how we all get on.

Saturday is big drone test flight day, not sure Jo is as enthusiastic as I am but I’m sure she’ll come round once she sees the footage, also going to see if I can get a sunset in up in North Yorkshire.

Have fun


Cei Bach Sunset Sphere

Cei-Bach-Sunset--SphereWonderful morning to you all, it’s nearly the weekend yippee!

So busy of late and we have a new addition to the family, the family of photography that is, we are expecting our first drone to land today, DJI Inspire 1 T600 can’t wait. This is set to be a truly family affair with Jo taking controls of the flight while I film, dual remote control system.

We have several ideas in the pipeline one of which is a band video in Scotland this summer and several other great ideas that should see us progressing nicely into this arena, the only down side is the licensing we have to go through to be CAA approved, very expensive!

Watch this space for some brilliant videos coming here very soon, if anyone has a  requirement of our services please let me know, we’ll do our very best to accommodate.

Today’s image is from Cei Back beach near New Quay Wales and will be featuring in the book, believe me when I recommend it that this place is worth a visit, lush beaches and a fantastic coastal walk, quaint little villages just like the song,  At The River – Groove Armada.

Anyway back to watching videos of the drone, first flight booked for this weekend


Sunset at Cei Bach

Sunset-at-Cei-BachHi all


another from south west Wales, this time from Cei Bach, beautiful place, here’s the info

Cei Bach

Cei Bach (Little Bay) is just to the north of Traethgwyn at New Quay and separated by that beach by the rocky promontory of Llanina point. In the last century, there was a church on the point that was washed away by the sea. Cei Bach was important for ship building in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and there were several lime kilns above the beach. Sadly, because the majority of the cliffs are made up of glacial deposits of boulder clay, there has been considerable erosion and the remains of the lime kilns have now been lost to the sea.

There is a fantastic coastal walk there too with awesome views

Another one to put on your tick list



Saint Ina’s Church Llanina

Saint-Ina's-Church-LlaninaSaint Ina’s Church Llanina

Beautiful little church right on the beach at Llanllwchaiarn near New Quay, I have quite a few of these to post from different angles, the next having loads more blue bells. We walked from Cei Bach along the coast to this church, it’s also part of the Dylan Thomas trail walk too, glorious beaches with amazing views to be had, well worth it and the pooches loved it.



St Catherine’s Island

St-Catherines-TenbyAfternoon all


just a quick update from my recent South Wales trip for the book shots, we had a great week and found some fantastic locations, certainly some for band shots too. I’ll post as many as I can over the coming weeks, needless to say we met some lovely people and dog lovers, the gang really enjoyed the sunshine and sea and very long walks everyday to help me get to locations.

This one is St Catherine’s a must if you’re ever down that way, open to the public but not so for our fury friends so they get a big fat ZERO from me because of this. They are however allowed on the beach and what a beach it is, huge and goes on forever…..a bit like me!


anyway check it out HERE

Have a great weekend, plenty to catch up with next week inc updates on commissions.