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Had 10 mins spare to look at some more of my Ireland shots from April, can't believe it's that long ago....Picture taken at Doolin with my back towards the Cliffs of Moher, if you haven't been it's worth it just to see the Atlantic in all its glory punishing the shoreline and yes I got soaked but that goes with the job, wouldn't have it any other way
PLEASE SHARE An image from my first shoot at http://www.wwuk.org/, really a fantastic place with fantastic people. really appreciate it if you can find it in your hearts to show these guys some love. Adopting a wolf is so easy and you can't believe the difference you'll make to providing a safe, healthy and happy future for the existing and future wolfs, once a sponsor there are certain times you will be able to visit and see the habitat they are in, set in beautiful countryside they have their own luscious green areas to roam free and be a wolf. Did I mention you could sponsor a wolf at http://www.wwuk.org/ I'll be in your debt. If you would like this image without my watermark or any others I'll be posting, then I ask you make a donation to http://www.wwuk.org/ to help keep up the amazing work they do.
Feel free To Share If You know Anyone With A Young Family Monday I was fortunate enough to spend a fantastic few hours with little princess Amelia Faith and her brilliant mum and dad Natalie Suggitt and Craig Suggitt. Without doubt she is a beautiful baby and was an absolute star. I tend to find that patience is the key with children's photography especially when they are not your own and you need several little tricks to keep them entertained and focussed, I have a lens mate squeaky that helps from time to time. I'll be doing more shoots with Amelia as she grows up into a beautiful young lady. If you know someone with a young family that would like a home shoot with us, PM us, we only use the very best lighting equipment, back drops and props plus we are DBS checked FULLY insured and QUALIFIED. We will travel nationally for our clients and all our work is guaranteed whether it be portrait, wedding, commercial product etc, we are also CAA qualified aerial pilots. PM me with your requirements and we'll respond ASAP Adrian Please not these images are digitally watermarked and traceable so please do not copy or use without permission.
Ross Castle Portrait - A beautiful spring day in Ireland
Quick trip back to Tin Mill last Friday, almost forgot where it was too, thanks to Gordon Gibbons for reminding me, going to fire the inspire up there this week too, saves going up to my waist in it and I seem to remember last time I was there I drank a pint or 2 of the water....Mountain rescue stuff
Workshops. I have been on quite a few myself as I feel it's important we keep learning and striving to get better at our craft. I do however have one little bugbear and this has happened on every single workshop. The instructor spends more time doing their own shots than teaching, in other words you are paying for their outing. On my workshops my camera is setup and 1 shot is taken as reference for those attending, this way they get my full attention, see the same equipment being used as they have and more importantly gain knowledge to take forward. Hope that make sense Mark Ashworth, Daniel Cooper and Chris Phillips This reference shot from yesterday was taken in the rain and was covered with spray from Ogwen water but with 5 mins processing and a little savvy has turned out pretty good, what do you think guys, looking forward to seeing your efforts. Workshops run in all weathers in several locations, check them out here or email me firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. The pace is very gentle and informative with as much humour and time given to each persons needs. http://www.adrianashworth.co.uk/workshops/
Well the weekend is here at last, just getting the van loaded ready for tomorrows workshop with Chris Phillips, Daniel Cooper and Mark Ashworth, early start guys 6:30 so get some sleep tonight. The Welsh weather Gods look to be smiling on us so far with rain very early then cloud and sunshine perfect for us. Mystery tour bluebell shoot with Chris Phillips this afternoon, he's driving and hasn't a clue where I'm taking him, wonder if he'll be ok blindfolded driving? Todays image from Anglesey, bit of a sun halo going on in the distance, can't wait to be back there. have a great weekend all Adrian
Ross Castle - Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland A beautiful place to visit especially if the weather plays fair as it did with tis visit. Met a fabulous local photographer who gave me some great advise on local attractions including waterfalls and ruins. I'm a firm believer in always learning and striving to make the next shot better than the last, hope Ive accomplished it...sales will tell. The Irish images may not get a section of their own so sales will be by email only at this stage, thanks Adrian
Please Share This shot took a hell of a lot more than it looks, not only was it thunder and lightning with hail to the left it was a seasonal high tide with gale force winds to the right. Add a complete idiot with a camera in the middle and hey presto you get this shot, must say it was a pretty nervous position to be in as I knew I had a mile walk back across limestone pavement in the hailstorm and dark carrying all my kit too. Well worth it I reckon
Feel Free To Share You'll Be Helping Me Full Story Here http://www.adrianashworth.co.uk/2016/04/dun-chaoin-pier-dunquin-ireland/ Finally back from our Ireland trip and it didn't disappoint apart from the odd heavy rain and gale force winds but that's what you expect from the emerald isle isn't it? Loads of images to post so I'll start with one of my fave places Dunquin Pier or (Dún Chaoin) as it's pronounced and sign posted locally which means Caon's stronghold. Bit from Wiki below. There is dramatic cliff scenery, with a view of the Blasket Islands, where Peig Sayers lived. A museum in the village tells the story of the Blaskets and the lives of the people who lived there including the well-known writers of the island, which includes Sayers, Tomás Ó Criomhthain, and Muiris Ó Súilleabháin. In 1588, when the Spanish Armada returned via Ireland many ships sought shelter in the Blasket Sound — the area between Dún Chaoin and the Islands — and some were wrecked there. A memorial stands on the cliffs overlooking the site. Scenes from the 1970 film Ryan's Daughter were shot at Coumineole Beach and Ceathrú (Caharhoo) in Dún Chaoin. The town's then-struggling economy was largely revived by the production of the film. It was in Kruger's bar in Dunquin that CAMRA was founded in 1971. I had been to the site earlier in the day and did some test shots handheld to get a real feel for the place, it's quite a height and you can see where the cliff top is eroding badly and is certainly dangerous. Extra care is needed where the final shot was taken as you can easily fall from three sides and I had my tripod tied down to a peg in case it slipped and fell. I turned up a good hour early for this sunset shot primarily to prevent anyone else from taking the prime spot, I know it's not good sportsmanship but I have come a long way to get this shot and with the conditions being perfect I wasn't going to miss it for anything, as it happens only a couple of people came and went down the track and back up again then went away before sunset so mission accomplished I had the whole vista to myself. Kit used Canon 1DX EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM 19mm F18 for 3.2s .6 ND glass Reverse grad Singh Ray UFO Doctor Doctor on my headset (always helps) Loads more to follow though I'll probably space them out as I have a fairly heavy work load on now plus a training schedule to maintain. Adrian
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- Doolin WhooshDoolin Whoosh The area around Doolin and towards The Cliffs of Moher are where the Atlantic shows us her strength by crashing down on the rocky coastline as if to destroy it. Certainly isn’t a place you’d go for a dip in the sea and the local ferry struggles in and out of the […]
- St Colman Cathederal – CobhSt Colman Cathederal, Cobh The Cathedral Church of St Colman, usually known as Cobh Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Cobh, Ireland. It is the cathederal church of the Diocese of Cloyne. It overlooks Cork Harbour from a prominent position. Construction began in 1867 and was not completed until over half a century later due to increases […]
- Aerial Autumn IIIFinal picture from the aerial shoot at the award winning Elsecar Park. Such a beautiful little slice of heaven , well worth a visit and it’s right next to Elsecar Heritage so you can park there go for a lovely autumn walk then visit the centre. A perfect day out.
- Aerial Autumn IIAnother from yesterdays shoot at Elsecar Park, Autumn colours in their finest and what a superb award winning park to visit, go enjoy people
- Aerial AutumnBit of aerial work today out at the beautiful award winning Elsecar Park. Had to wait quite a while for the sun to break through the clouds but when it did ….Oh boy it was special, plenty more aerial work to follow. Adrian
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- Wolfing, a passion and a dream come trueHi all as most of you may be aware I have been doing some work with Wolf Watch UK over the last few weeks, it’s been a passion of mine since I can remember to be near to wolves let alone be in with them and to have one in my arms so to speak. […]
- Ross Castle – Killarney, Co. Kerry, IrelandRoss Castle – Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland A beautiful place to visit especially if the weather plays fair as it did with this visit. Met a fabulous local photographer who gave me some great advise on local attractions including waterfalls and ruins. I’m a firm believer in always learning and striving to make the next […]
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Category Archives: Anglesey
Back to my trademark crystal ball, this time capturing the setting sun at Rhosneigr my spiritual home and where we have so many friends. Hopefully we’ll be there in a few weeks as my workshop season starts again there and in Snowdonia.
Special price for 2016 too just £150 for a full day max 3 people unless prior arrangements made then we can cover 5-8 people with 2 photographers, one being myself as lead instructor.
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Up at 5 am out with the husky gang for a walk, lovely frosty morning, white over, perfect for my commission I thought, so back home kit is ready and waiting (good boy scout) so I just have to get ready drop Jo off at work and me and the Stormster are away to start the Christmas Card shoot.
When I get there at Bagger Woods it’s closed for logging and the gates to the car park are padlocked shut!!!, to top it all the -3c at home white over isn’t at Bagger Woods it’s +1 and muddy……..never mind there’s always tomorrow but later I’m going to check out another woods so I don’t fall for it again. Hopefully we’ll get the freezing temps for a while yet.
Today’s summer evening shot is from my fave place on Anglesey, Poth Y Post, very spiritual place and if I could buy it I would.
And I do mean rock literally, Porth Y Post is just one of those place that keep pulling me back there time and again, not only because of the stunning coastline, secluded cove and generally gorgeous weather but to see a friendly seal that seems to wait for our visits, he/she pops their head up and inquisitively watches us as we shoot the setting sun then majestically disappears beneath the waves into the darkness.
Don’t know if I mentioned that over the last few months I have had many tests carried out at the hospital some not very pleasant at all, well all is good as far as they can tell. My shoulder is almost back to full strength and Saturday I had a Platelet-rich plasma injection into my knee, semi put to sleep it still hurt like holey hell but fingers crossed it will now see me back on the hills very soon. It already seems to have taken affect in that the old going up stairs pain I used to get has disappeared, I have been training it ‘carefully’ lately which helps I’m told.
Darn this weather too, can’t believe its winter it’s so warm out, I need a few good frosty snowy days to do the Christmas Card shots for my commission. Hopefully we’ll see some over the next month or so.
As from today it’s one month to my BIPP assessment for my Fellowship, ‘, checking and double checking my prints and supporting material to make sure 200% I’ve done all I possibly can. I’m also looking into doing my BA Hons over the next year or so too, my mum was a BA in Art so it would be great to have done something similar to her for a fitting memory and to help my career further too.
Jo’s new phone is coming today so I have the pleasure of setting it up for her, should be fun as it never seems to work right for me………much head banging and scratching of butt!
have a lovely week all
what a week of running round to get everything together for my Fellowship, checked and triple checked it’s now on its way to BIPP HQ a full week or so of the deadline for submission….I’m taking no chances with the weather and deliveries. It’s in the lap of the Gods as they say now, everything crossed.
Today’s picture from Porth Y Post, Anglesey. I’ll be heading there real soon, we deserve a rest and I certainly need to be in the sea again, puppies and Stormy need to run on a beach too so if only for them we’ll get off in a week or so.
Just been asked to do all this years event shoots for Barnsley Hospice which I have graciously accepted. They took great care of Richard my brother in law in his latter stages and battle with cancer so I can never really do enough for them.
Have a great weekend all
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Hey hey its Friday…..at long last. Been quite a week and we’re really looking forward to a weekend of decorating, OK we’re not but it needs doing and the painting fairies seemed to have deserted us, wait til we catch em, little so and so’s.
So that’s our weekend sorted, is anyone up to anything better?, figure that will be everyone reading this.
Today’s image is from Anglesey, where else! and is of St Cywfans Church, a beautiful secluded bay that never seems to disappoint. Becoming a fave place of our to wind down after a hard day walking the pups, especially lovely to see the sun go down and calm seas.
wishing you all a lovely weekend, unfortunately Monday will be here all too soon
One from a few weeks ago, shot on Anglesey with the wild horses.
The title is taken from and pays homage to the shoot I did with Ten and their forthcoming mega album Albion, just so happens the last track is called Wild Horses, seems fate has a large paw in pitching my work and their wonderful music together, have to say I’m excited about hearing the new album soon, release date 21st November.
You can find out all about the group on their official website PRESS HERE may even be a couple of my pictures on there too for their promo work. Great vid of Gunrunning, well worth a listen.
Still sorting Christmas cards out at the moment, hopefully have them all finalised by the end of the week.
nearly the weekend and I have a few shoots to complete for Monday, one in the Peaks so I’m pleased with that as it’s been quite a while, I may well take Stormy with me especially as she’s having a makeover on Saturday afternoon courtesy of Elite Dog Grooming, can’t to see the fluff ball as she’s been blowing her coat for the last month and driving us mad with wooly fur everywhere, 3rd hoover this year, nothing lasts with a husky!
Another shot from Llanddwyn Island, this time using my Lee Big Stopper filter to gain some cloud drag, shot was midday so it would only allow 30secs at f/22, worked quite well though didn’t it.
and after a night of rain it’s beautifully sunny, blue skies, wonderful to wake up to and take the gang out for a walk.
Today’s image is one thats taken me quite a while to capture, waiting for all the elements to come into line, dark skies, dry yet humid for haze, and that RED moon was the icing on the cake, wonderful, just couldn’t believe my luck, helped by Dave with the torch and smoke machine, impossible without his help.
Barclodiad Y Gawres – History
Barclodiad Y Gawres burial chamber is a restored chambered cairn, and dates from 3000BC. It is the largest of the chambered tombs of Wales. It is dramatically situated on a headland to the north of Porth Trecastell (Cable Bay) on the west coast of Anglesey. The site has been extensively restored with a new stone wall supporting a concrete roof covered in turf.
The name translates into English as the Giantess’s Apronful.
This image is for sale on the website www.adrianashworth.co.uk/wales
My workshops are aimed at both amateur and professionals wishing to expand their repertoire , they are run on a very relaxed pace and the days tuition will see you gain an unrivalled understanding of not only your capabilities but to view the world around you in a completely different way. I am fully insured, qualified to ABIPP and and experience hill adventurer. www.adrianashworth.co.uk/workshops.
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