Friday, 23 January 2009
A cafe? You can no longer call this a cafe. The new summit station on Snowdon is wonderful. It’s not open yet mind you, but with squinted eyes you can just about steal a view of the interior – it’s all Welsh slate, oak and stainless steel. Here’s to great architecture! More infomation here
A quickly grabbed shot while jogging off Snowdon, this time from the Miners track at Llyn Llydaw, looking up toward a third of the Snowdon horseshoe range - Y Lliwedd.
These detail shot taken on the Snowdon horseshoe route. A day of big bold colours. Oh, how we love high pressure weather systems in winter.
More hastily grabbed shots taken with shakey hands on what really was a bit of special day to be running in the hills. Why can't all winters in the UK be like this one.
Wild Ponies on Conwy Mountain. These hastily grabbed photographs were taken with a point-and-shoot camera on a perfect fell run. The typcially boggy ground was frozen to a fast-paced concrete, a golden sunset lit mountains and best of all; a few hours freedom from the central-heated excesses of the festive season.
This simple looking image is the result of lots of hard work – it’s crafted from a bunch of images joined up together – the original picture is now massive would fill a wall without looking at all nasty. I really like it a lot. This might be because of the effort involved in building it and the knowledge this has so much potential to print really big. I am hoping I just like it because its full of drama and reminds me of classical biblical paintings – only time and some expensive printing will tell...
I had only walked through the slate quarry at Llanberis once a few years back. That was a purposeful group march to access the peaks above the quarry. I remember feeling then that the ghosts of the past seemed to linger in the abandoned workers buildings and made a point to get back there with more time. Years later, on the edge of a storm and alone, this visit felt like wandering through a wonderful and abandoned gothic film set.