Archive for the ‘Wales’ Category

Snowy Snodownia

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Couple of new shots from Snowdonia after a recent bit of snow. Was a bit disappointed to be honest as I didn’t get out there till the end of the week, all the lower level snow had melted. But still was a nice day out in the fresh cold air.

I’ve used a Hitech 0.6ND Soft grad on the Tryfan shot. I bought a Lee starter kit and the Hitech to see what it was like and to be honest it seems pretty good. No major color cast that I could see, definitely going to buy a few more and see how they are.

Recent Snowdonia images

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Few pics from recent trip to Ogwen.

Llyn Tegid

Monday, March 28th, 2011

View across to Aran Benllyn

Cadair Idris & Mawddach Estuary

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Here is a recent commission for the recently refurbished Cross FoXes near Dolgellau.
This view is looking across the Mawddach estuary at the beast that is Cadair Idris. Its not one peak as such but a huge hunk of rock with a few dotted around it and a couple of very nice glacial lakes. Not the highest mountain range in Wales but certainly one of the biggest in terms of area.

You can click on the image above and see it bigger on my Flickr stream, but here’s the thing, it just doesn’t do it justice! Really you NEED to see this printed. The Cross FoXes is home to two 1.3m long fine art prints and a floor to ceiling wall paper print. Go for a drive, check it out and have some ace food.
to find out more about the place click!

Llandegla and Coed y Brenin

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

Couple of new shots from North Wales. First image is a tree we came across on a walk in Coed Llandegla, some awesome colours and detail in the foliage and lichen. Second shot is a new one from Afon Wen in Coed y Brenin. Making a little series of this river, the blue rock is pretty awesome.

Llyn Cau

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Recent(ish) photo of Llyn Cau on the south side of Cadair Idris in southern Snowdonia. This was shot for a restaurant/hotel that is opening really close to the mountain, this didn’t get chosen but others did, which will feature on here as soon as the project is completed and prints are in there.

The lake is said to bottomless and home to a monster called a Afanc, an Welsh water dragon. Legend has it King Arthur captured the Afanc and tying it behind his horse, he dragged it to Llyn Cau, where he released it.

Nant Idwal

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Recent from Snowdonia. These are the falls at the end of Nant Idwal which feed into the Ogwen falls. You can just see Y Garn in the cloud in the distance and to the left, Castell y Geifr, which is welsh for Castle of the Goats!! The goats round here are bad ass, they deserve a castle!!

Slate Chaos

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

The somewhat natural organised chaos of the remains of a slate quarry. This is the original hill side but stripped for decent slate.

When I was testing the Sealskinz!

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

The shot I was taking in the Sealskinz video.

Clear Cadair Idris

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Sunny Cadair from Craig Magee on Vimeo.

So finally seem to have got a bit of luck with this commission shooting Cadair Idris. The weather gods decided to give me a break in the cloud for a few hours and I made the most of it. According to the locals its pronounced Cader!!! I need to learn some welsh.