About The Header Images

There are a number of pictures in rotation at the tops of the pages and posts on this site. I’ve included them here with a titles and some details.

Port Talbot Steelworks

Port Talbot Steelworks

It was a horrible murky day, when I went for a walk at Kenfig Burrows.
I liked the contrast between the grass covered sand dunes and the heavy industry

Sizewell Power Station

Sizewell Power Station

We had a quick stopover at Sizewell beach and I took this picture with my phone in raw (using the Open Camera app) and gave it some work afterwards in Lightroom and SilverEfex.

Offices at Roath Lock, Cardiff

Offices at Roath Lock, Cardiff

In the full picture there is a lovely reflection in the old dock in front of this building.
The detail was enhanced with ColorEfex.

Mermaid Quay, Cardiff

Mermaid Quay, Cardiff

I managed to get to the waterfront of Cardiff Bay before any boats had been out and churned up the water.
Handheld shot with little enhancement.

Ham House Lawn Airing

Airing the Lawns at Ham House, Richmond-Upon-Thames

Did you know that the National Trust airs it’s grassed areas every spring? OK, there may be some Photoshop involved…

Ham House, Richmond-Upon-Thame

Ham House, Richmond-Upon-Thame

The day kept changing between sunshine and heavy cloud (and some heavy rain) – this was taken with a fish-eye lens and then given some work afterwards with ColorEfex.

Danescourt Railway Station, Cardiff

Danescourt Railway Station, Cardiff – Panorama

Stood under the footbridge, taken using the panorama feature of the Google camera on my phone.

Sunset from The Garth, Cardiff

Sunset from The Garth, Cardiff

It was worth dragging a tripod and camera to Cardiff’s highest point (1,000ft/333m) for this. 

Shiny Things

Shiny Things

Shiny things placed on a perspex sheet, with reflected background lights from the television 

Roman Pottery Shard

Roman Pottery Shard

An piece of second century Roman Pottery I dug up in my back garden when I was about 8.
The age of it was confirmed by the archeologist at the local museum

Sailing Boats off Beaumaris

Sailing Boats off Beaumaris

Taken whilst out on a boat trip from Beumaris. 

On the mountain road to Machynlleth

On the mountain road to Machynlleth

A beautiful tranquil spot on a lovely road. The weather in the distance wasn’t so good.
ColorEfex was used to enhance the dark hills

The Surgeon at Work

The Surgeon at Work

A scene we put together at a 17th century re-enactment of a young lad having his arm amputated by the surgeon.
(No real arms were harmed!)

Lake District Scene

Lake District Scene

Taken on a dull wintry day near Keswick. Details enhanced with ColorEfex.

Nash Point, Vale of Glamorgan

Nash Point, Vale of Glamorgan

Nash Point from the other side – taken from Monk Nash side when the tide was out

Mermaid Quay, Cardiff - by night

Mermaid Quay, Cardiff – by night

Night shot of Mermaid Quay at Cardiff Bay. Colour de-saturated apart from selected areas where saturation was increased.

Stiffened Stays

Stiffened Stays

Detail of hand sewing on a set of reproduction 17th century Stays (Corsets)

Stays with Ties

Stays with Ties

Detail of hand sewing on the rear side of a set of reproduction 17th century Stays (Corsets)

Slipware Plates

Slipware Plates

Reproduction 17th Century slipware plates

1642 Indenture

1642 Indenture

A 17th Century legal document. Very wordy and hard to read, but you can still see the pencil guidelines.