Working hard for a Photograph…
Time is precious and time spent with a good friend and cameras makes for a perfect way to spend my time. To endulge in photography chat and sort the world out with my good friend David Griffiths. It was a good job I was with David because the day was tough! Tough again because of conditions, another day out in a storm. I was beginning to think I was cursed, don’t get me wrong, I’ve said it time and time again. You get the best images in crazy weather, but it can start to grind you down and your battle against the elements can get the better of you. Of course, I stay optimistic and full of excitement because of the company and place, Anglesey – a photographers paradise!
A Day off work and up at 5, heading out for the 2 hour drive without a pre planned idea of images or what I was going to shoot. For me I kinda love doing this. You really should plan! One side of my brain tells me. Against the other side saying “AAAH go for it, let the day come to you”. Penmon was not on my mind whatsoever. We got pushed this way on the island due to the weather to the south. The North side of the island had the best conditions for a shoot, so David took me on a micro tour of Anglesey and over to a lighthouse I’d been thinking about shooting for years but just never got round to it. EXCITED to say the least!
One of landscape photographies honey pot places! Pressure! YES the pressure was in the back of my mind. I’ve seen hundreds of images from Penmon lighthouse and I knew the conditions where tough. SO Mali style I thought, f*ck it! let’s go, LET’S CREATE! My time and I’m going to take it all in and have a lot of fun with David shooting this iconic place. So that’s what we did. I will be returning for sunset and next year sunrise or which ever way round for the season (check Photo Pills).
After Penmon and getting blown about quite a bit, we decided the sensible thing to do was to drive to Beaumaris and photograph the rushing waves, of course not before having a pot of Tea and a superb burger at The Pier House Cafe and Bistro! Highly recommended. Seriously good food and I can see this being a regular stop for me every time I go Anglesey! Wonderful.
Reet, enough waffle, on with the blog, vlog and of course don’t forget to check out David’s blog post and his shots from our time together, click here to read. Thank you for reading, please take the time to watch the video and drop me a comment below…
Check out all my images from the day below. A couple of experimental exposures and processing, let me know your thoughts down below?
Don’t forget, if you’d like to join me for the day drop me a message and I will organise a full workshop just for you. Click here to read more