I've been to South Wales the past week and had a nice time on the Gower Peninsula. What can I say, I've been to the UK some times now but the weather never was so nice. Sunshine the whole day, nearly now rain - only the first days. Besides enjoying many walks on the various beaches of the Gower Peninsula, I went to Waterfall Country in the Brecon Beakons and also to the heritage coast. For coastal photography the conditions weren't ideal, mostly just clear skies without any clouds, and the flood was in every sunrise and sunset... Should have checked when I planned the trip 9 months ago.

But anyway there was still so much to shoot. I'll start with an after sunset shot of Worms head at the end of the Gower Peninsula. Even with a clear sky if you wait long enough you'll eventually get a nice afterglow and the polarizer will reveal some slight structures in the sky near the horizon as is the case here. I went for a panorama since the format nicely harmonizes with the long streached Worms Head in the sea. I now got an Induro 5 Way head which makes shooting horizontal Panorams very easy, no nead to switch to my nodal Ninja every time now. I use a 120mm plate to get a rotation around the nodal point.

When I took this photo Worms Head was an island but during low tide you can even walk there. Tides in South wales make around 10meters difference and it's awesome to go explore the coast on low tide and look up the cliffs to see the high water mark meters above you. But it's also very important to check the tides in advance, else it can get a bit dangerous ;-) http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/coast_and_sea/tide_tables/
is a great resource to look up the tides if you plan a coastal walk.

So have a nice remaining weekend! cheers

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