Ace Cafe London Aug 2019

Ace Cafe London Aug 2019

Ace Cafe London Aug 2019   I was in London for some work and finally managed to find some free time to visit one of my favorite places – Ace Cafe London.   A few photos from the Ace Cafe London                         Read More »

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 »

Thailand Apr 2019

Thailand Apr 2019

My trip to Thailand. 14 April – Shenzhen airlines Heathrow Terminal 2 to Shenzhen. 15 April – Shenzhen to Bangkok 16 April – 2 May 2019 – Pattaya 3 May – Bangkok – Shenzhen – London Heathrow terminal 2   Streets of Pattaya, Thailand (Apr 2019) Streets of Pattaya, Thailand (Apr 2019) Streets of Pattaya, ... 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 »

– Cabo da Roca –

– Cabo da Roca –

– Cabo da Roca – 28 Nov 2018, late evening, just after sunset Camera used: Sony A7 III Lens: Sony FE 50mm F/1.8   Cabo da Roca is a wild and rugged headland that marks the most westerly point of mainland Europe. The windswept cliffs of Cabo de Roca were believed to be the edge ... Read More »

– Pastel de nata –

– Pastel de nata –

– Pastel de nata – Like a Egg custard tart, but not exactly … But it is very very tasty. Very easy to get addicted 🙂 And a few facts about it: 1. The confection of Belém’s Pastries began in 1837 and the recipe remains exactly the same to this day. In the early 19th century, ... Read More »

Portugal trip Nov 2018

Portugal trip Nov 2018

Portugal trip Nov 2018   – My trip to Portugal – Flying with EasyJet – 27 Nov Bristol airport – Lisbon airport (T1) – 29 Nov Lisbon (T2) – Bristol airport At Bristol used Express drop off at Bristol Airport – £1 (I believe up to 10 min) Camera used: Sony A7 III Lens used: Sony ... Read More »

Greetings from Portugal

Greetings from Portugal

Greetings from Portugal Photo from my recent trip to Portugal. 27 – 29 Nov 2018 Camera used: Sony A7 III Lens: Sony FE 50mm F/1.8   Read More »

Abstract (in Portugal)

Abstract (in Portugal)

Abstract The location is very close to Lisbon, on the coast. during the day, 28 Nov 2018 Camera used: Sony A7 III Lens: Sony FE 50mm F/2.8   Read More »

Belem Tower another view

Belem Tower another view

The history of the tower is substantially related to the age of the great geographical discoveries. It was built in the 16th century (between 1514 and 1520), by order of King Manuel I, who decided to implement the plans of his predecessor, King Joao II, in order to reinforce the defense system on the shores ... Read More »

Belem Tower Portugal

Belem Tower Portugal

Belem Tower or the Tower of St Vincent is a fortified tower located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém in the municipality of Lisbon, Portugal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (along with the nearby Jerónimos Monastery) because of the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries of the ... 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 »

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