Category Archives: Pictorial

Hackfall Pt 3

Hackfall-Pt-3-2Hi all

as promised another part to the Hackfall Woods commission shoot from a few weeks ago. Lovely bluebells throughout the walk not always in the best location to shoot as they tend to like the shade of the canopy but when you’re given lemons and all that! Still stunning though and so so very English.

 

Hackfall-Pt-3-3 One of the many little waterfall features along the walk, got a little wet on this one as I didn’t want to get the bank in in front of my feet.

And finally today the lower end of the walk involves a steep climb up a wooded path and opens into a spectacular view with a place to take a well deserved rest, flask out time…..

Hackfall-Pt3-1Hope you have enjoyed this brief walk through the woods, I’ll do a special at some stage just on the follies.

Adrian

Hackfall Pt 2

WTH26-SkyEvening all

ooohhh Dixon of Dock Green for those old enough to remember, seem to remember it ran into the 70’s but lately I’ve been listening to it on the radio but with David Tennant as his sidekick Andy Crawford, Dixon being played by David Calder, worth a listen….anyway  I appear to have gone off at a tangent!! you can tell it’s almost the weekend.

Here we have a couple more images from my Hackfall Woods shoot that I was commissioned to do recently. Beautiful paths adorned with wild garlic and stunning bluebells in full bloom and we had it all to ourselves, I get some really nice jobs to do. This one is sunrise at 4:55 the sun just hitting the trees to the left.

As you walk along and up the paths you are drawn ever higher through the canopy of the trees and eventually you are presented with wonderful tree top views.

WTH23 Stunning tree tops bathed in the sunrise with such beautiful colours.

Part of the walk takes you past what I thought was just a folly called ‘The Ruin’ it is in fact ‘The Banqueting House’ which has been restored and is let out as a holiday cottage by The Landmark Trust. WTH24-Sky

The view looking up towards ‘The Ruin’ holiday let, it command spectacular views across the whole woods and beyond. Apparently you have to come out of the door on the right across teh balcony and into the door on the left to use the toilet, could be a little dodgy in the depth of night, quite a long drop if you get it wrong!……

Hackfall – Pt1

Hackfall-River Hi all

a couple of shots from my recent commission shoot at Hackfall Woods in North Yorkshire, probably the best woods in the country, and you can even kayak there in the main river. Had a fabulous 5 mile walk round it though carrying all my kit was truly a pain I will remember for quite a while.

There are follies galore as well as all manner of flora and fauna to view, I was in search of bluebells for my commission but could resist the other attractions Hackfall had to offer.

Me and Wayne my trusty sidekick were on location at 4:45am ready for sunrise, unfortunately it didn’t materialise as predicted, darn BBC weather!

Hackfall-Bluebells-Rays-FBAnyway after parking in the nearby free but SMALL car park we headed along the path and into the woodland. I won’t spoil the beauty of the surprises you’ll encounter but let’s just say you won’t be disappointed with the views of the follies.

Hackfall-Bluebells-woodHere is the view from the main path high up above the woods.

 

More to follow

Hackfall-the-viewAdrian

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

Adrian

 

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.

 

Adrian

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.

Adrian

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.

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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.

Adrian

The Magical Wood

WT-DisneyHi all

had a great weekend filming topped off by a long drive to Hertfordshire on Sunday to do an event shoot for Woodland Trust and Disney. The Magical Wood is the largest new native forest in England with some 15,000 new trees being planted. The partnership between the Woodland Trust and Disney celebrated its 10th anniversary with some 100 volunteers turning out in very cold and windy conditions to help plant some 3000 saplings on Sunday, well done all.

WT-Disney-2A couple of volunteers

WT-Disney-3Pre planting warm up