Shifting Sands..  4/7 in the nature challenge. Taken at Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes, made famous as the desert backdrop in the filming of Lawrence of Arabia. Taken on a walk from the car park, through the dunes, heading towards the sea. Quite an energy zapping climb through the soft sand to the top of the dunes, but worth the view. Loved the textures and contrasts so really glad they came out as I saw them.  #Olympus Em5MkII 12-40mm f2.8 pro lens @ ISO 200 22mm f5.6 1/320sec

Shifting Sands.. 4/7 in the nature challenge. Taken at Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes, made famous as the desert backdrop in the filming of Lawrence of Arabia. Taken on a walk from the car park, through the dunes, heading towards the sea. Quite an energy zapping climb through the soft sand to the top of the dunes, but worth the view. Loved the textures and contrasts so really glad they came out as I saw them. #Olympus Em5MkII 12-40mm f2.8 pro lens @ ISO 200 22mm f5.6 1/320sec

Cracking Shot - Overlooking the Mumbles lighthouse, Swansea. Saw the crack in quite a thick Perspex screen. Must have taken some kind of point force to shatter like that.

Cracking Shot - Overlooking the Mumbles lighthouse, Swansea. Saw the crack in quite a thick Perspex screen. Must have taken some kind of point force to shatter like that.

Some photo’s taken on a recent weekend break with the family in London.

Flying High by Andrew Hyde. A fantastic black & white shot with a reflection & foreground interest

Some photo’s taken on a recent weekend break with the family in London.

Some photo& taken on a recent weekend break with the family in London.

Cyprus Snails  7/7 in the nature challenge.Taken on a blisteringly hot day walk through the roman ruins of Salamis in North Cyprus. Possibly, midday isn't the best time to go exploring in the mediterranean. Not sure what plants these snails were on but they covered every single branch, twig, stem and stalk.  Canon 700D EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM @ ISO 100 55mm f11 1/250sec

Cyprus Snails 7/7 in the nature challenge.Taken on a blisteringly hot day walk through the roman ruins of Salamis in North Cyprus. Possibly, midday isn't the best time to go exploring in the mediterranean. Not sure what plants these snails were on but they covered every single branch, twig, stem and stalk. Canon 700D EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM @ ISO 100 55mm f11 1/250sec

Down by the curve of the bay...  6/7 in the nature challenge. Looking out along Tenby South Beach into the gathering clouds of a growing storm. They look almost too HDR but that's pretty much the black and white conversion as had to calm the sky down some. Liked the curving lines and pattern of contrasting curved shapes made in the sand as the tied receded.  #Olympus Em5MkII m.zuiko 12-40 f2.8 pro lens @ ISO 100 30mm f2.8 1/8000sec

Down by the curve of the bay... 6/7 in the nature challenge. Looking out along Tenby South Beach into the gathering clouds of a growing storm. They look almost too HDR but that's pretty much the black and white conversion as had to calm the sky down some. Liked the curving lines and pattern of contrasting curved shapes made in the sand as the tied receded. #Olympus Em5MkII m.zuiko 12-40 f2.8 pro lens @ ISO 100 30mm f2.8 1/8000sec

Mumbles Haze  5/7 in the nature challenge. View looking along the beach front on the Swansea foot and cycle path along the bay towards Mumbles. A slight heat haze and a low sun created a layered light effect as well as high contrast shadows.  Canon 700D EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS @ ISO 200 109mm f13 1/180sec

Mumbles Haze 5/7 in the nature challenge. View looking along the beach front on the Swansea foot and cycle path along the bay towards Mumbles. A slight heat haze and a low sun created a layered light effect as well as high contrast shadows. Canon 700D EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS @ ISO 200 109mm f13 1/180sec

Falling a lot behind with the nature challenge so here's number 2.  Bird in a stormy  A stormy sky taken looking out from Tenby's South Beach. The clouds gathered all afternoon, growing darker and blacker by the minute. The sun found a gap, filling the foreground and sea with light and loved the contrasts that instantly jumped out.  #Olympus Em5MkII 12-40mm f2.8 pro lens @ ISO 200 40mm f9.0 1/800sec

Falling a lot behind with the nature challenge so here's number 2. Bird in a stormy A stormy sky taken looking out from Tenby's South Beach. The clouds gathered all afternoon, growing darker and blacker by the minute. The sun found a gap, filling the foreground and sea with light and loved the contrasts that instantly jumped out. #Olympus Em5MkII 12-40mm f2.8 pro lens @ ISO 200 40mm f9.0 1/800sec

Never planned to post this pic and didn't think it would make it out of the depths of Lightroom but, following nomination for a nature challenge, I've had to go back and thought I'd rescue this one. Does make me realise I don't take many nature or landscape pictures when I'm out and about.  This picture was taken on our Rhossili walk back in March of this year. Filled the memory card trying to capture the rays of late afternoon light breaking through the haze of Worms Head.

Never planned to post this pic and didn't think it would make it out of the depths of Lightroom but, following nomination for a nature challenge, I've had to go back and thought I'd rescue this one. Does make me realise I don't take many nature or landscape pictures when I'm out and about. This picture was taken on our Rhossili walk back in March of this year. Filled the memory card trying to capture the rays of late afternoon light breaking through the haze of Worms Head.

It's a Crocus!  Took this in Swansea at the side of the bike and foot path along the front, heading towards the Mumbles. And, I would just like to say, no Crocus' were harmed in the taking of this picture. It wasn't picked and placed on a black background just used some slight camera trickery in the bright afternoon sunlight to get it to meter in such a way to ensure the Crocus is the main subject and light fall off creates a black background to hide the grass, surrounding flowers, cars and…

It's a Crocus! Took this in Swansea at the side of the bike and foot path along the front, heading towards the Mumbles. And, I would just like to say, no Crocus' were harmed in the taking of this picture. It wasn't picked and placed on a black background just used some slight camera trickery in the bright afternoon sunlight to get it to meter in such a way to ensure the Crocus is the main subject and light fall off creates a black background to hide the grass, surrounding flowers, cars and…

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