I love to take photographs and always have since I was young. As I live in Pembrokeshire, then it stands to reason that a lot of my photography is Pembrokeshire based. I don’t claim to be talented and I am certainly not a professional, but as my enjoyment of photographing my home county has grown, then I find myself building a collection of my favourite places to visit in Pembrokeshire.
This is mainly for my own pleasure and of course for this blog. I love looking back over the photos and seeing how different places look during the different seasons and it will help us remember all the places we have visited as our family grows older. I also use the photos in my role as Mumsnet Local Editor for Pembrokeshire and occasionally in books and publications (who knew my photos of Celtic roundhouses would be so useful to others?). As they are mainly for myself though, I find myself becoming more thoughtful about the type of photo I want to create.
Last week we went to Blue Lagoon in Abereiddy. It is breathtakingly beautiful. As our four kids were with us, I only took a couple of point and shoot shots in Landscape mode (my main priority was keeping the kids safe while we were at a height and close to deep water) but while there I could see and plan the photos that I will take during future visits to this location (of which there will be many).
For my next visit to Abereiddy, I will find out what time the tide will be high to capture the lagoon full of water. Ideally, I would also like to watch and shoot a sunset over the lagoon, as an orange sky in contrast to the blue water is an amazing sight.
I would like to walk the coastal path behind the Blue lagoon to take a photo from different angles and heights. I love seeing the lagoon calm and empty but it is also exciting to see people jumping in from the walls. We paddled in the shallow part last week and it was freezing. We can’t wait to enjoy a swim and possibly a few jumps (from the lowest wall for me!) when the weather warms up and we all have our wetsuits with us.
I will definitely take my trusty DSLR for the dry shots of the lagoon but really want to invest in a more robust, waterproof camera, such as a Panasonic Lumix, that I can take in the water with me and get some action shots while swimming with the kids.
As well as the waterproof features, cameras this tough are perfect for photography when in such a rocky location with quite a bit of rock climbing involved even when you’re not officially coasteering!
As well as the above water serene and action splash shots imagine the view that they will capture under the water…I can’t wait to see that!
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