Over the weekend I headed up home to North Wales for the weekend. It was a lovely wee break – I got to hang out with my lovely friends, and walk out in the Mountains. It was nice escaping the busy life that is London, but I was quite shocked to see so many people out and about walking in Snowdonia.
I took my camera with me, and managed to take a few epic panoramas of the views from the Glyderau:
The first is the view of Tryfan, the second is of Glyder Fawr with the Snowdon Horeshoe in the background, and the third is looking down Dyffryn Ogwen/Nant Ffrancon.
Good times. I have set up an online shop – I’m just about to branch out into the different options of printing these bad boys out, figuring out what the best way of doing it – so if you fancy placing an order for any of my photographs, please feel free to contact me, and I will direct you to my online shop once I have it open to the public.
We had an awesome Winter in Wales in 2009. Really awesome snow, which made walking in the Mountains a fantastic experience. I managed to take this panorama from the summit of Cnicht a couple of days after Christmas.
This beast is stitched together from 12 photographs. I’m really happy with the result, apart from the ghosting effect on the rocks, far right of the image, which I will address in the next pass of cleaning up the image. Snowdon and his friends are on the left hand side of the photo.
I’m getting really into Photo-stitching at the minute. I’m about to make my prints for sale through an on-line shop, so keep an eye out – I’ll be ‘going live’ in a few days I imagine.
I’m in the process of designing a website for our walking group up in Snowdonia, North Wales. Here are a couple of designs I’ve come up with so far:
These will be banners for different sections of the website. We’re still looking for a proper name for the group – ‘Mynyddoedd Cymru’ simply means ‘Welsh Mountains’ – but we want something that will stand out and be cool. If anyone can think of something good – please feel free to post it in the comments section.
I love looking through iPhoto on my iMac, and by doing so – I find some nice images that I haven’t yet stitched together to form a panorama. This one dates back to the end of August last year, a 7 photo stitch of Cwm Dyli, a trek of the Snowdon Horseshoe we did over the summer.
Turned out quite nicely me thinks, I love the mood of the photograph. Good times.
Because my iMac is so amazing, simple everyday things such as looking at photos is just simply awesome. I love iPhoto, so I decided to take a quick look at some old photos I had, and came across this, an 11 photo panorama view of Glen Coe, unstitched, so off I went to stitch them together. I think it came out quite nicely.
Edit; I’ve just remembered that I also took a similar panorama when I went to Scotland with my Girlfriend this last Winter;
Waw, check out the difference in colours! Isn’t that incredible!?
Last night, I went for a wee night walk up Moel Eilio, with the intention of taking some pictures of the moon, as it was a blasting full moon. The walk itself was quite nice, a little bit of snow still up there, so I had some fun in it.
I experimented a bit with different settings etc at the top, and manage to take a few nice shots of the skyline;
The moon was extremely powerful, and it was a brilliantly crisp night. I noticed, as I look over the sea that I could see the street lights of the East coast of Ireland, probably Wicklow. I’ve never seen them like this before, and the long exposure of the shot really captured it well me thinks.