Sgwd Ddwli Uchaf Waterfall

Sgwd Ddwli Uchaf waterfall (meaning ‘Upper gushing falls’) is on the Nedd Fechan river in Brecknockshire, South Wales and forms part of the popular Waterfall Country.  The route to the falls starts at Pontneddfechan Village and forms part of the Elidir trail, which includes the Sgwd Gwladus waterfall. The entrance to a fairy kingdom is… Read More

Cadair Idris 2010

As the second mountain in the Tŷ Hafan Welsh 3 Peaks challenge, Cadair Idris is widely regarded as the toughest climb.  You climb uneven steep steps for an hour before the glory of Cadair Idris unfolds before you.  Then there is the up and down to the peak as you traverse the Llyn Cau lake. … Read More

Kawasaki KZ750 Motorcycle

It was 7am on a very cold (sub-zero) April morning on Mount Llanfabon and I am lying down on the tarmac photographing a refurbished Kawasaki KZ750.  I’ve lost the feeling in my fingers and can’t feel the shutter button.  But it is all worth it as the light is perfect.  I was with Dave Cochlin… Read More

Dyffryn Gardens November 16

One of my favourite photographs taken at the National Trust Dyffryn Gardens house and grounds was taken in the Autumn of 2016.  The low light shining through the deep red leaves of the acer tree was lovely.  In fact, I think the expansive arboretum is never more spectacular than when the trees are losing their… Read More

Castell Coch

Castell Coch is the fairy-tale castle that people can seen when driving along the M4 motorway north of Cardiff in South Wales, UK.  It is cared for by Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales.  Although the castle is relatively modern, it rests on foundations… Read More

Wales 1987 Wooden Spoon

The Concrete Society and the Wooden Spoon held a fantastic rugby lunch at the Sophia Gardens Cricket Stadium in Cardiff (October 2015) to celebrate Wales’ third place in the 1987 Rugby World Cup.  Players Bleddyn Bowen, Adrian Hadley, Bon Norster, Paul Thorburn, Glenn Webb were joined by Team Manager Clive Rowlands. Related blog:  Photographing My… Read More

St Fagans National Museum of History

I have been visiting the St Fagans National Museum of History since I was in junior school, over 40 years ago. Founded in 1948, the open-air museum chronicles the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of Wales. St Fagans is one of several historical attractions operated by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales. In 2019,… Read More

Wales Grand Slam 2019 The Events Room

In 2019, Wales secured their twelfth rugby Five/Six Nations Grand Slam.  It is a monumental achievement by a small and rugby-loving country.  I was fortunate enough to be in the ground with my Dad to see Wales beat Ireland in the final game in Cardiff; a day I will never forget.  To celebrate the Grand… Read More

Pen y Fan Mountain July 2020

A rare walk up the Brecon Beacon’s Pen y Fan mountain in 2020 whilst training for the 10nTaff challenge for Ty Hafan.   The 2020 challenge had been delayed until 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but I still needed to train.  The weather was stunning, proving the perfect light for photography.  A wonderful few hours… Read More