Thursday, 20 August 2015

A dreary day but a great day out

21. A photograph of me with a sign reading "2015 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt"
The title page of the album for this year - good grief I have just looked at the junk heap
behind me!

16. Apanoramic view, taken while standing somewhere high in the air. I don't do high. I get vertigo standing on a chair
I live in South Wales where we specialise in steep-sided valleys so this is
a Welsh panoramic vista complete with low flying clouds. The reason our valleys are so green is because
the mountains rip the bottoms out of the clouds and they leak all over the place

15. A flagpole with at least three flags on it. Only it isn't. it is actually a mast and a separate flagpole behind it
- at least thirty yards behind it. The perspective makes them look close together and the zoom lens on my
trusty Lumix (did you know it has a Leica lens?) gave the illusion. Driving up the road that is actually between
the two poles showed me that I could not cheat. This opne is going to be difficult

13. A Merry go round or carousel. Thrilled to get this one, not able to stop because this is Barry Island
on a Thursday afternoon during the high holiday season. For thos that watched Gavin & Stacey it might seem a little familiar as this is the promenade at Barry, where they would get on or off the bus. This shot taken at 20mph through the passenger window

Another shot of the same Merry go round. This time at about 5mph through the driver's window. Mr M aas a bonus in the picture. What you cannot see is the fine rain that is falling from all those ripped clouds

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

more for the Scavenger Hunt? - not sure

10. A college or University.
This is the University of Wales, Newport City Campus. It says
so on the sign. Difficult to capture it because we were going past at around 25mph
in traffic so I had to click as quickly as I could and hope for the best

16. A panoramic view taken while standing somewhere high
I am quite chuffed with this one simply because I got the gateway
and not just another hedge picture. I have a cunning plan for the real picture

20. A natural body of water
This is technically not the sea. This is the Severn Estuary -
actually this part is called the Bristol Channel by most people but that is
really just the navigable bit that goes to Avonmouth. This is the
beach at Trecco Bay, Porthcawl. Two of the three youngest grandchildren
enjoying a sunny day on a beach no longer stained with coal dust from the coal port at Cardiff