Rhondda valley

Rhondda valley

Climbing and walking the hill around LLwynypia (Tonypandy, Rhondda valleys, South Wales, UK) 9 July 2019 Photos Sony A7 III + Laowa 105mm STF F2 manual lens   Read More »

The horseshoe Inn

The horseshoe Inn

The horseshoe Inn The horseshoe Inn is a traditional country pub set in the tranquill village of Marcross in the Heritage coast area of the vale of Glamorgan. Marcross is just over three miles from Llantwit major and about eight miles from Bridgend Built in the Nineteenth century by the Radcliffe family  of South Glamorgan as ... Read More »

Chasing the sunset

Chasing the sunset

– Chasing the sunset – (and trying not to fall down the cliffs) I discovered a new nice place in South Wales (July, 2019)   Read More »

Porth Yr Ogof cave in South Wales

Porth Yr Ogof cave in South Wales

Porth Yr Ogof cave in South Wales Recently discovered this place and I like it. So far I went only to the main entrance, but I will explore more when I have time. 25 FEB 2019, Brecon Beacons national park More info: Porth Yr Ogof (translated as the gateway to the cave) boasts the largest ... Read More »

Sgwd Clun-Gwyn Waterfall

Sgwd Clun-Gwyn Waterfall

Sgwd Clun-Gwyn Waterfall in Brecon Beacons national park Very close to my home in the valleys, I need to explore more around me 🙂 25 Feb 2019Wales, UK Read More »

St. Fagans National Museum of History

St. Fagans National Museum of History

Visited St Fagans National Museum of History End of Jan 2019 I moved quite close recently and never been there – this is my first visit ever. Positive:– It is large. You will need the whole and day. And if you want to see and explore everything – may be a few days.– It is ... Read More »

Ffynnon Fair Llwynypia

Ffynnon Fair Llwynypia

Ffynnon Fair (also: Ffynon Mair), St. Mary’s Well, located in Llwynypia is a holy well which lies on the hillside overlooking the village of Llwynypia. The well has been the focus of religious activity in Penrhys and is the oldest recorded Christian site in the Rhondda. It is recognised by some historians that the site ... Read More »

Nant Ddu cemetery

Nant Ddu cemetery

My second visit to the little known Nant Ddu cemetery in the Brecon Beacons national park Almost hidden, next to the main road with no signs. Nov 2018 Nant Ddu, Wales, UK Read More »

Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons national park 22 Nov 2018 It was cold as usual, but at least was not raining. The time is just before sunset. and the place is around Nant Ddu in Breacon Beacons national park (Wales, UK) Shot with Sony A7 III + Tamron 28-75mm F/2.8         Read More »

My Garden

My Garden

My garden in Wales, UK     Testing my new Sony FE 50mm F/1.8 lens. The focus speed of this lens is definitely not it’s best side. It is not very fast focus. but it works. And could deliver good results. The photo below is wide open at F/1.8 Tested on Sony A7R II (ver ... Read More »

– Dunraven Bay –

– Dunraven Bay –

– Dunraven Bay – Hidden bay surrounded by scenic cliffs & featuring rock pools & fossil hunting on a pebble beach. 2018 Wales, UK   Camera: Sony A7R II Lens used: Canon EF 24-70 F/2.8 L II   Read More »

– Dark Green –

– Dark Green –

Testing my new Sony FE 50mm F/1.8 lens. The focus speed of this lens is definitely not it’s best side. It is not very fast focus. but it works. And could deliver good results. The photo below is wide open at F/1.8 Tested on Sony A7R II (ver 4.0) and lend ver 3.0 Rhondda valleys, ... Read More »

Big Pit National Coal Museum – part 1

Big Pit National Coal Museum – part 1

Big Pit National Coal Museum – part 1   Today (13 Nov 2018) I decided to visit the Big pit – a  very well know coal mine which is a museum. A friend recommended me to visit this place and wow, a very wise decision. I like it, a lot. Very welcoming staff, friendly people and ... Read More »

The Shrine of “Our Lady” (photo by phone) Nov 2018 (Wlaes, UK)     Legend tells that a statue of the Virgin Mary appeared in the branches of an oak tree near to the holy well. The statue was said to have been incredibly beautiful and a gift from heaven. Many people tried to remove ... Read More »

Blaencwm Wales

Blaencwm Wales

Blaencwm is a village in the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, lying at the head the Rhondda Fawr valley. Two collieries were opened here during the Industrial Revolution, the Dunraven Colliery in 1865 and the Glenrhondda Colliery in 1911 Both had closed by 1966 and the sites have since been landscaped, leaving little ... Read More »

Tynewydd Rhondda valley

Tynewydd Rhondda valley

Tynewydd Rhondda valley Tynewydd is a village located in the County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, south Wales. With Treherbert, Blaencwm, Blaenrhondda and Pen-yr-englyn it is part of a community of Treherbert. The village lies in the former industrial coal mining area at the head of Rhondda Fawr, the larger of the Rhondda Valleys. It ... Read More »

Rhigos Viewpoint

Rhigos Viewpoint

A view from Rhigos Viewpoint You can see Llyn Fawr lake: Location Rhigos, Cynon Valley, South Wales Valleys, Wales Lake type natural lake, reservoir Surface area 9.8 ha (24 acres) Surface elevation 368 m (1,207 ft) Llyn Fawr is a lake in the Cynon Valley (Welsh: Cwm Cynon), South Wales, that is best known as the ... Read More »

– Rhondda valleys –

– Rhondda valleys –

A short drive in Rhondda valleys, South Wales. 7 Nov 2018, around sunset Shot with Sony A7R II + Laowa 105mm F/2 STF manual lens Read More »

Rhigos – Rhondda valleys, Wales

Rhigos – Rhondda valleys, Wales

Rhigos – Rhondda valleys, Wales 7th of November 2018 Around sunset Sony A7R II + Laowa 105mm F/2 STF manual lens At the bottom right you can see Tower Colliery (Welsh: Glofa’r Tŵr) – It was the oldest continuously working deep-coal mine in the United Kingdom, and possibly the world, until its closure in 2008. It ... Read More »

My nurse for Halloween

My nurse for Halloween

– My nurse for Halloween – Model: D Location: Rhondda valleys, Wales, UK Oct 2018   Shot with Sony A7R II + Laowa 105mm F/2 STF manual lens Read More »