Great photos Ian, whereabouts in Newport are the ‘Wetlands?’ I remember the lighthouse, we used to cycle there for picnics – way back in the early 50’s. Thanks
Hi Phyllis, The Wetlands were created in 2000 to compensated for the loss of bird habitat in Cardiff Bay. They have built a beautiful wooden visitor center and good pathways for walking, dog walking and biking. I take my terrier for walks down there, the section along the river is really stunning and the wildlife is amazing. The lighthouse is the central meeting point for walkers. The only down side is the power station and lines crossing the area. Ian.
Love these images, you have given a real sense of the wild and the desolate in these shots 🙂
Hi thanks for the kind comment. This wetlands were created in 2000 to replace an area that had been developed further along the coast. I take my yorkie for walks there quite often. There is a section that runs along the coastline and the clouds and lighting can be beautiful. The one picture of the flock of starlings took ages to take, I kept hoping that the birds would start swooping and turning along the coastline instead of inland, at the time the sky and light was beautiful but the birds decided that inland was where they wanted to be so I managed to get just two images. I am not beaten so a few more visits late in the day might be more productive. Ian.
breathtaking images in this set…beautiful photography!!
Thank you for the kind comment. I visit the wetlands quite often while walking my terrier, strange enough its the driest place to walk when the weather has been bad, (another piece of useless information from me). Part of the pathway passes along the Severn estuary and the lighting and skies can be quite fantastic, the flocks of starlings swooping and turning can be very spectacular but they are never in the right places for me to get the fantastic backgrounds as well. I live in hope that one day they will fly where I want them to go. Ian.
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