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  • Stuart's Photography - » Coal
    DIY store now is at Upper Boat before finally crossing the Taff over the impressive but sadly doomed Rhydefelin Viaduct Even so this bridge is one of the most impressive survivors in the area and it definitely deserves a feature all of its own The Photos This is how most people see the bridge as an essential short cut across the Taff to and from the nearby railway station If you do find yourself crossing this bridge I urge you to stop for a few moments to admire it It is one of the few surviving structures from its time The railway siding that it carried and the power station and factories that used to sit at either end of this siding are long gone As this close up of the bridge s structure shows it could do with a lick of paint to preserve it from the elements for a bit longer The old trackbed is long gone replaced by this wooden boarding Be careful in wet and icy weather I ve slipped and slided my way from one end of the bridge to the other on more than one occasion Taken from upstream looking south west along the River Taff to the bridge Doesn t it just look fine I don t think you ll find another one like it anywhere else along the length of the Taff Copyright c Stuart Herbert blog twitter photography all facebook Merthyr Road project all If you re reading this in the RSS feed my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken Unfortunately I haven t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed so for now you ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map Sorry 3 comments Merthyr Road Windows Of The Coal Exchange Posted by Stuart Herbert on September 14th 2010 in Bute Docks Cardiff Coal Historical Single Shot Series Mount Stuart Square a designated conservation area since 1980 is home to something like 60 listed buildings Some of these listed buildings are considered landmark buildings some are not The crown jewel of Mount Stuart Square is the Coal Exchange where the world s first 1 million pound business transaction was conducted Today it s a multi purpose building and a walk around the outside of it reveals that it has seen better times These windows at pavement level on the western side suggest that not all of the building has faired well since the docks closed in the 1960 s but don t they make you curious about what s inside They sure make me curious Copyright c Stuart Herbert blog twitter photography all facebook Merthyr Road project all If you re reading this in the RSS feed my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken Unfortunately I haven t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed so for now you ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map Sorry Be the first to leave a comment Merthyr Road Pierhead Building Cardiff Bay Posted by Stuart Herbert on September 10th 2010 in Bute Docks Cardiff Cardiff Railway Coal Historical Maritime Photos Shoot Look at any old photo of Cardiff s docks in their heyday and there are two constants to be seen One is the railway station at the southern end of the Taff Vale Railway TVR which today is the Cardiff Bay railway station The other is the Pierhead Building former home to the Bute Dock Company later renamed to the Cardiff Railway Company and it provides a fantastic point of reference to help us see how the land around it has been utterly transformed since the height of the docks Built in 1897 the Pierhead Building was commissioned to be the new headquarters of the Bute Dock Company Today it is part of the estate of the Welsh Assembly and serves a dual purpose role of public museum and events venue I haven t visited the museum since it opened in March 2010 yet but I will do so shortly It s my growing hypothesis that Cardiff based exhibitions tend to downplay the debt that the city owes to the exploitation of the natural resources of the valleys which have been left economically devastated in the post industrial world and I m very curious to see what this exhibition says on the matter References Pierhead Building on Wikipedia Pierhead Building official website Copyright c Stuart Herbert blog twitter photography all facebook Merthyr Road project all Be the first to leave a comment Merthyr Road Cardiff Railway North Out Of Taffs Well Posted by Stuart Herbert on September 9th 2010 in A4054 Merthyr Road Cardiff Railway Coal Modern Photos Shoot Taffs Well Walking Routes North of Coryton Railway Station the old Cardiff Railway is long gone the track ripped up stations demolished But it would be wrong to say that there s nothing left of the old line that once made an ambitious and far from simple route up the valley snaking over and under everything that had already gone before in an attempt to provide another way for coal to make it from Pontypridd down to the docks at Cardiff The single most spectacular section is the nature trail that leads immediately north of Coryton Railway Station up to Longwood Drive where in days gone by Cardiff Railway was carried over Middle Lock by a bridge Then there s some surviving hints where the Cardiff Railway was carried underneath the Rhymney Railway now the Taff Trail cycle path from Taffs Well to Nantgarw And then Cardiff Railway re appears through Taffs Well and out to Nantgarw The section out to Nantgarw has in recent years been revived as a pedestrian and cycle way with a new bridge laid across the A4054 to replace the old railway bridge that is

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  • Stuart's Photography - » Education
    Institute Cardiff Copyright c 2010 Stuart Herbert blog twitter photography all If you re reading this in the RSS feed my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken Unfortunately I haven t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed so for now you ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map Sorry Be the first to leave a comment Merthyr Road Alleyway Beside The TVR Posted by Stuart Herbert on June 7th 2010 in Cardiff Education Modern Photos Shoot Taff Vale Railway Modern day Valley Lines If you exit Cardiff Queen Street railway station there s just the one exit these days to the west turn left so that you re facing south and start walking you might miss this alleyway that continues to follow the TVR line south It runs behind the masonic lodge and the various restaurants on Churchill Way and today I suspect it is mostly used as a shortcut by students looking to get to the University of Glamorgan s Atrium campus Copyright c 2010 Stuart Herbert blog twitter photography all If you re reading this in the RSS feed my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken Unfortunately I haven t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed so for now you ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map Sorry Be the first to leave a comment Single Shot Series Atrium Window and Ceiling Light Posted by Stuart Herbert on June 2nd 2010 in Cardiff Education Modern Photos Shoot Seen from the alleyway that runs beside the University of Glamorgan s Atrium site in Cardiff Copyright c 2010 Stuart Herbert blog twitter photography all If you re reading this in the RSS feed my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken Unfortunately I haven t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed so for now you ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map Sorry Be the first to leave a comment Single Shot Series The Houses Of Trefforest Posted by Stuart Herbert on March 9th 2010 in Education Modern Photos Shoot Treforest The morning is without doubt the best time of day to try and snap the houses of Trefforest Snuggling on the western bank of the River Taff the former market town of Trefforest is today dominated by the University of Glamorgan Most of the housing is now let to students making the place a bit of a ghost town out of term time Taken from the same spot as Watching Over The A470 1 comment Latest Photos Categories A4054 Merthyr Road A469 A470 Trunk Road A473 A48 Abercanaid Administrative Articles Opinion Post Production Barry Barry Docks Barry Railway Brecon and Merthyr Railway Bristol Channel

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  • Stuart's Photography - » Edwardsville
    decided to drive and parked up right at the foot of the ridge line itself The walk up from the road is easy enough The ridge itself is maybe half a mile long running north to south making for a nice afternoon of wandering along between the Cynon Valley to the west and the Taff Valley to the east The Giant s Bite itself is much rockier and takes a bit of care to clamber around I can imagine it being a fun place to bring the kids for an afternoon Post Production Although bright and sunny on the day there were just enough clouds in the sky to make it extremely difficult to turn the colour shots into anything usable at all without HDR Rather than resort to HDR I decided to turn them into a black and white set instead I can t decide whether or not I m happy with the results but they are what they are See Also I ve really struggled to find anything at all about the Giant s Bite on the Internet but there s plenty to be found regarding the railway tunnel that runs underneath Taff Vale Extension Railway Cefn Glas Tunnel on the Coflein website The Quakers Yard Tunnel on the Black Mountains website Part 2 is also well worth a look The Cefn Glas Tunnel on Rat Sandwich The Cefn Glas Tunnel on the Cardiff Rail website Photos of the Cefn Glas Tunnel on Flickr If you re reading this in the RSS feed my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken Unfortunately I haven t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed so for now you ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map Sorry Copyright c 2010 Stuart Herbert blog twitter photography all 1 comment Single Shot Series Bridge Over The Glamorganshire Canal At Pont y dderwen Posted by Stuart Herbert on April 19th 2010 in Edwardsville Glamorganshire Canal Historical Photos Quakers Yard and Merthyr Joint Railway Shoot North of Navigation in the shadow of the Giant s Bite and Cefn Glas stands one of the few surviving bridges that used to span the Glamorganshire Canal Built in 1792 this bridge is 7 miles from where Canal Head used to be This whole area is teeming with relics of the industrial heritage of the route along the canal Just a few hundred yards from this bridge is the eastern end of the Cefn Glas tunnel which ran under the mountain from Penrhiwceiber to Quaker s Yard via one of the lost viaducts over the River Taff Behind is the Giant s Bite an odd stone quarry dominating the skyline to the west Across the river runs the Penydaren Tramway the route of the first steam railway journey in the world The tramroad runs near Pontygwaith and its historic bridge over the Taff Be the first to leave a

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  • Stuart's Photography - » Egwlysilan
    sea level it stands at the same height as its twin 800 metres or so to the south Cefn Eglwysilan On 8th January 1974 at 2 39pm the Receive Rx tower collapsed at this site There s a trig point on Cefn Eglwysilan and from here I enjoyed another great view of Pontypridd and also a first look at the University of Glamorgan I was also able to snag a nice shot of one of the surviving sheds from the old Treforest Tin and Iron Works I ve published some of my shots from inside the old tin works in an earlier article there will be more articles about the tin works later in this series I found the walking up here fairly easy going with no real problems for an able bodied person There hasn t been much rain at all so far this year which has led to the ground being unusually dry I suspect that in previous years the ground would have been quite boggy in many places From the trig point on Cefn Eglwysilan I made my way back down to Eglwysilan Road which afforded a great view down the valley towards the Taff Gap Unfortunately I was shooting into the sun to get the shot but hopefully it provides some idea of just how narrow and cramped Taff Vale really is There were many sheep grazing up on the hill and although most of them ran off as I made my way south along the road I managed to capture this curious lamb and also this grazing sheep with the Treforest Tin and Iron Works in the background I also bagged this fantastic shot of the University of Glamorgan s main campus buildings Sheep were everywhere mostly out in the blazing sun although some had the sense to hide away in the shade Eglwysilan Road crosses a few streams along the way and in one of those I spotted something odd I couldn t make out what it was on the day but looking at the photograph now it was either a child s stuffed toy which is what Kristi believes it probably is or a poor unfortunate animal which is my guess Just north of the ancient village of Eglwysilan I came across my inspiration for the title of this article A small sign nailed onto a wooden fence post declared that the Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk went that way back over the hill and down into the Rhymney Valley Grumble grumble The Rhymney Valley has an official ridgeway walk that runs along the Taff Vale side of the Mynydd Eglwysilans but the Taff Vale does not I m sorry to say that I m not surprised It s something of a re occuring theme throughout the Taff Vale and Taff Valley Blink and you d miss it but Eglwysilan was a seat of major power in South Wales for centuries The ancient parish ran from Taffs Well Castle Coch and Thornhill in the south Pontypridd in the west Cilfynydd in the north and Caerphilly in the east totaling some 12 000 acres William Edwards builder of the famous bridge that gave Newbridge now Pontypridd its name and one of the contributors to the maintenance of the church building at Eglwysilan is buried in the graveyard of the Church of St Ilan alongside his wife The graveyard is also home to two ancient yew trees Both trees were reported in 2006 to be leaning dangerously and may need propping in order to preserve them for future generations The church building has been dated back to at least 1200 AD and it may stand on or near the site of a monk s cell Associated with the church is a story about a 17th century priest who encouraged the newly deceased to be buried with their valuables which along with his two daughters he duly robbed During the English Civil War it is said that Parliamentarian troops used the church as a stable for their horses Eglwysilan Road heads south out of the tiny village running along the western slope of Mynydd Meio From the road I had clear views of Upper Boat and the car park at Tesco Looking up the hill to the east there were distinctive trees like this one and this one as well as a cargo container standing in a field minding its own business It must have been one hell of a flood for it to get beached all the way up here Immediately after the cargo container I took the steep path up to the top of Mynydd Meio There s a trig point up here affording a great view north back to the masts on Twyn Hywel There are also radio masts on top of Mynydd Meio maintained by Surf Telecoms but they lie inside fenced off farm land and I was forced to make my way back down to Eglwysilan Road by following the fence The masts could be seen from the road as I continued on the way south The BBC website contains a video of the folk story The Banshee of Mynydd Meio by Huw Davies Mynydd Meio is also a popular place for handgliding and is included in Caerphilly s plans as part of the UK Biodiversity Action Plan See also Caerphilly s Countryside and Nature conservation plan After heading past yet more sheep the hill to the east opened up to give a first view of Caerphilly and a lovely view of the modern day settlement at Nantgarw Here the hill started to descend down to Nantgarw heading past the site of a former colliery whose name I don t yet know which I m guessing is what this curious red post is connected to There were picturesque blossoms to admire and then the end of the road Nantgarw and a bridge over the Taff Trail From Nantgarw it was an easy walk down the Taff Trail to Taffs Well Railway Station

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  • Stuart's Photography - » Equipment
    longitude and latitude reading from the GPS receiver This happens automatically when you take the photo If you upload a geotagged photo to a service such as Flickr Flickr will automatically look for the GPS data in your photograph s metadata and use it to plot the photo on a map All the hard work does into getting a GPS unit slaved to your Nikon It s all easy after that Conclusions If you have the right Nikon digital SLR then the Foolography Unleashed is a great solution for geotagging your photos If you have a Nikon D90 then the Nikon GP 1 is your only option Pro sumer Nikon owners Nikon D200 or later or better can also go old skool and cable up a traditional GPS unit until the cable breaks I hope you find my own experience from geotagging photos over many years to be helpful I d love to have your feedback in the comments below 10 comments A Very Late Panasonic G1 Review w Sample Pics Posted by Stuart Herbert on March 3rd 2010 in Equipment In February 2009 Panasonic kindly loaned my one of their at the time new LUMIX DMC G1 micro four thirds digital SLRs for a couple of weeks to play with and review Because I use a Mac and shoot in RAW mode it wasn t possible to publish the photos taken with the G1 until Apple released Aperture 3 in February 2010 But despite the time that has passed the DMC G1 is still on sale and definitely worth a review To help you make your own mind up I ve also included over 40 example shots taken with the G1 My Review Model Panasonic lent me a LUMIX DMC G1 camera complete with a 14 45mm lens equivalent to 28 90mm in 35mm terms The camera has an electronic viewfinder and a live view screen on the back that pops out of the body so that you can tilt and swivel it It came in the lovely red colour shown above Let s start with first impressions Everyone who saw the camera friends family and my colleagues at work found both the camera in general and the particular tone of red in particular to be very eye catching and very much to their taste There s just something about the look of the G1 that suggests quality The publicity photos really don t do it justice If you re even remotely thinking of buying this camera pop down to your local camera shop and see it in person if you can It s very nice to handle too The camera body has a rubber coating that makes it very easy to grip and is much smaller and much lighter than my beloved Nikon D200 You can and I did walk around with it in one hand for a whole day without getting tired When it was time to send the loan unit back I found that I d grown very attached to it As A Camera The whole point of the micro four thirds camera system is that it allows the camera manufacturers to design cameras that are much smaller and lighter than DX format cameras like the Nikon D200 or full frame cameras like the Nikon D700 One of the compromises they had to adopt to achieve this was dropping the mirror and pentaprism required for an optical viewfinder Using the G1 therefore is a bit like using a compact camera You frame your shot using the screen on the back of the camera There is a viewfinder but it is electronic i e it s another screen just a very tiny one and I personally didn t use it after the first couple of attempts I m too used to an optical viewfinder and I found the electronic viewfinder too blocky to use with any degree of precision Besides using the screen on the back of the camera is much more flexible as it allows you to hold the camera at silly angles or away from you and still see the shot that you re composing The screen on the G1 pops out it can be tilted and rotated just like the screen on a camcorder It s very very handy and a feature I d love to have on a future Nikon DSLR Focusing with the G1 took full advantage of this It was possible to zoom in on the picture to make sure that the image I was about to take was in focus exactly where I wanted it to be This is another excellent feature I d love to see on a future Nikon DSLR I believe that picking your focus point instead of just focusing on whatever is in the middle of the shot is a very important part of composing a good picture The passage of time has dulled my memory I have to admit but I don t remember any real issues with the camera at all I tend to shoot with manual focus a lot so I don t recall using the autofocus very much Micro four thirds cameras have a reputation for being a little slow to autofocus something to consider if you re buying a camera to shoot birds or cars and the like perhaps I did find that the battery ran flat on me sooner than I d expected On one of the test shoots I took the camera out all day and had to switch back to my Nikon halfway through the day after the G1 s battery ran flat That was more inexperience with a new camera than anything else I believe but it is something I wish I d tested better at the time What Was The Problem With RAW Mode On The Mac Many photographers like to shoot in RAW mode because the resulting image gives you the most flexibility in post production Take a JPEG image such as my shot of Machrie Moor from 2004 which has been heavily adjusted in post production and you can clearly see the way the colour gradients have broken down You simply don t get that degradation in quality when processing RAW images Unfortunately shooting in RAW mode with the Panasonic DMC G1 turned out to be a problem when it came to preparing the images for this review There s no such thing as a standard file format for RAW images Each RAW image is essentially a dump of the actual data captured by the camera s sensor as a result every time there s a new camera with a new sensor there s normally a new RAW image file format for people like Apple and Adobe to support And how can I put this Apple took their time adding support for RAW files from the G1 They didn t add support for the G1 s RAW images until February 2010 a full 12 months after Panasonic had lent me the G1 to review Let me say that again For a full year after the release of the Panasonic DMC G1 it wasn t possible for me to view or work with the G1 s RAW images using Apple s products Adobe released support for handling RAW files from the G1 back in November 2008 according to one report If you are going to buy a newly released digital camera and you want to shoot in RAW mode first make sure that your photography software of choice has support for it This is a major pitfall with digital cameras to be aware of It wasn t just the DMC G1 that I ve been stung with this I also own the compact Panasonic LUMIX DMC LX3 and I had to wait 14 months before Apple added support for its RAW files Grrr Remember to check before you buy And if Apple are being tardy in supporting the camera you re interested in consider switching to using Adobe Lightroom Or don t shoot in RAW mode Field Tests I took the camera out on three major field tests before I had to hand it back to Panasonic The first test was arguably the most difficult We went out to Aberystwyth on the dullest dreariest day you can imagine the sort of day where I d resort to black and white HDR shots with my Nikon D200 and count myself lucky if I bagged anything worth uploading In the second test I spent a day walking a good chunk of the Bath to Bristol Railway Path It was once the route of the Midland Railway and it makes for a lovely and gentle walk through a mixed countryside As such it provides a nice amount of variety to give the G1 a good workout and the sort of long trip that makes you quickly appreciate the G1 s lightweight nature and size To finish I took the camera out for a couple of hours up the hill opposite where I live to basically mess about taking woodland shots and take advantage of the live view on the camera s rear screen to take the sort of shots that d be just too awkward to attempt with a traditional DSLR like my Nikon D200 Woodlands are a good challenge for any camera you re going to take photos that are quite busy crammed with detail with lots of opportunities to highlight any problems with colour fringing or coping with textures and patterns So how did the camera fare In my opinion surprisingly well but here are the pics so you can decide for yourself None of these shots have been adjusted or cropped in any way at all What you see is exactly what the camera produced The weather at Aberystwyth was dull and grey but that didn t stop the G1 getting the exposure just right on this shot of the harbour Point the camera away from the grey sky and the G1 has no trouble at all producing bright photographs like this one Again the auto exposure did a great job in this shot striking a pleasing balance to bring out the boats in the harbour This is where it gets a little more subjective The camera appears to have based its exposure on the white waves trying to avoid burning them out The resulting shot looks quite dark but I m sure it can be easily processed to bring out the detail The under exposure continued throughout the day Although the unprocessed shot looks dark with careful adjustment I m sure all of the detail could be easily brought out of this shot This shot perhaps is where the G1 under exposed too much Some credit for trying to preserve the detail in the sky but I think that the camera got it wrong this time albeit in very difficult conditions But the camera got it spot on with this shot possibly because there s a lot less sky in this shot or perhaps because of the large amount of tarmac The exposure on this shot seriously impressed me It has brought the detail out in the passageway just perfectly Add more sky into the shot though and we re back to underexposing the shot I m sure that with more practice I d learn to handle the camera well enough to avoid this underexposing but would the camera s target audience ever learn That is something I m not so sure about I m pleased not only with the exposure but also the depth and detail on this shot One advantage of the G1 s smaller sensor is that it can produce sharper images than my D200 View this shot on Flickr at full size and look closely at the detail in the background and see for yourself I m a great fan of Nikon lenses which is one of the main reasons I ve been a loyal Nikon user for the past decade or so but I m very happy with the kit lens that comes with the DMC G1 There s a little bit of distortion on this shot but not enough to complain about by any means especially when you remember just how affordable this camera is The G1 s ability to capture fine detail isn t just useful for landscapes like the headland shot above If you like snapping texture shots such as this wooden planking you ll be very happy with the G1 I have no idea what happened to the white balance here and it s been too long for me to remember whether or not it was my fault but look at the fantastic detail of the rust Just as importantly notice the depth of field behind and how the G1 s sharpness adds a pleasing contrast to any photo where you decide to blur the background That s it for the photos from Aberystwyth The conditions were difficult but with the one problem of underexposure I think the camera did well and I came back from my very first outing with the camera with several photos I would have been happy to post on my blog and share on Flickr And at least the underexposure behaviour appears predictable This next set of example shots is from the second field test my walk along the Railway Path from Bath to Bristol This sort of field photography puts the lens in particular to the test will it have enough width to take in the landscape and yet enough reach to zoom in on interesting sights in the distance And will the fine detail be lost in horrible purple colour fringing The day opened overcast but thankfully not as dull as it had been out at Aberystwyth With the brighter conditions there were no underexposed shots at all during the day which was great news If you view this shot at full size on Flickr the fine detail of the bare tree branches can be clearly seen and there s no sign of horrible purple fringing As I walked along the path that ran along the River Avon this green bottle bobbed gently by Focusing on the bottle was easy enough the camera coping well with the reflection on the water Wide on the 14 45mm lens is probably wide enough for most people I like the sharpness on the image too such as the amount of detail in the tree bark At the other end of the lens the image isn t quite as sharp to my eyes but is still perfectly fine And there s no obvious problems with colour consistency between the two ends of the lens range either But the lens is definitely at its best when used for wider shots I suspect landscape photographers looking for a lightweight alternative to a big and heavy Nikon would be very happy with the DMC G1 There s nothing all that remarkable about this shot at first glance but the main reason I ve included it is for the lack of reflection highlights on the lettering on the sign I ve had camera and lens combinations in the past that would have struggled with this The 45mm equivalent to 97mm on a 35mm lens had enough reach to pick out this bridge visible in the distance but there wasn t much to spare With both Nikon and Canon having 18 200mm lenses for their cameras the more modest zoom on the G1 s kit lens might frustrate people at first But Panasonic also make a 45 200mm which would be the equivalent of over 400mm of zoom on a 35mm camera system at a very modest price The shots above are all nice examples of the quality of the lens lots of nice straight lines with little noticeable distortion bringing out the true nature of a cycling path running along a former railway route The live view screen makes it very easy to attempt more unusual shots like this without back breaking contortions This is exactly the sort of shot I d normally resort to using a pocket camera for the fold out screen on the G1 gives it an added versatility I picked this shot partly for the lush fine detail that the camera has picked up and partly for the very pleasing exposure and colours I think the G1 can capture very high quality images in good light as we ll see later Reflection shots are challenging for cameras but the G1 has exposed this just right I feel The other reason I ve picked this shot is because of the composition If I d taken this shot with my Nikon D200 I would probably have had to crop it in post production to get the framing right With the live view on the large screen on the back of the G1 I was able to see this shot clearer when the shot was taken Another example of how the sharpness that the G1 can reliably manage makes a great contrast if you go for a shallow depth of field in your shots As the light improved the G1 started to capture images with colours and tones that I found to be very pleasing The sky is still a little washed out but that s a problem all current digital cameras suffer from and here the effect isn t displeasing Plenty of pleasing detail throughout this photo from the gravel beneath the train tracks to the clouds in the sky I think it s a good example of what the G1 can do with very little effort which is perfect for the amateur photographer who is likely to be interested in the G1 As the light improved further the G1 captured the blue sky accurately My previous Panasonic the FX33 had a tendency to get the shade of blue in the sky wrong but no such trouble here Alas half way through the walk

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    permission for this green space to be replaced by Admiral s new headquarters building a building that has been described as awful and a missed opportunity by the very planners who gave the final approval It isn t as if there isn t plenty of brownfield land to build on in Cardiff especially to the immediate south of the main railway line where a href http www walesonline co uk cardiffonline cardiff news 2011 07 04 city of london launch event for cardiff s central business district development 91466 28987111 the proposed business district will be Copyright c Stuart Herbert Blog Twitter Facebook Photography Merthyr Road Daily Desktop Wallpaper 25 9 Twitter If you re reading this in the RSS feed my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken Unfortunately I haven t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed so for now you ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map Sorry Be the first to leave a comment Merthyr Road Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Ltd Posted by Stuart Herbert on March 3rd 2011 in Cardiff Financial Historical Single Shot Series Amazingly the Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Ltd still exists today and is still a mutual society offering insurance policies They still have an office in Cardiff out at the Cardiff Gate business park by Junction 30 of the M4 Seen on St Mary s Street Cardiff Copyright c Stuart Herbert Blog Twitter Facebook Photography Merthyr Road Daily Desktop Wallpaper 25 9 Twitter If you re reading this in the RSS feed my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken Unfortunately I haven t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed so for now you ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map Sorry Be the first to leave a comment Latest Photos Categories A4054 Merthyr Road A469 A470 Trunk Road A473 A48 Abercanaid Administrative Articles Opinion Post Production Barry Barry Docks Barry Railway Brecon and Merthyr Railway Bristol Channel Bute Dock Feeder Bute Docks Caerphilly Cardiff Cardiff Railway Church Village Coal Education Edwardsville Egwlysilan Equipment Financial Font y gary Forest Farm Glamorganshire Canal Great Western Railway Gwaelod y Garth Hawthorn and Upper Boat Historical Iron Steel Junction Canal Leisure Llwyn Onn Local Sites South Wales M4 Motorway Manufacturing Margam Maritime Media Medical Melingriffith Melingriffith Feeder Merthyr Road By Era By Water Merthyr Tydfil Merthyr Vale Miscellaneous Sidings And Other Routes Modern Morganstown Nantgarw Navigation Modern day Abercynon News Penarth Pentyrch and Melingriffith Light Railway Photos 25 9 Caught My Eye Desktop Wallpaper Favourites Other Shots Recommendations Single Shot Series Tablet Wallpaper The Year In Review Travel Photography Pontygwaith Pontypridd Pontypridd Caerphilly and Newport Railway Quakers Yard Quakers Yard and Merthyr Joint Railway Quarrying Radyr Rhymney Railway River Ely River Rhondda River Taff Shoot Shopping Taff Trail Taff Vale

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  • Stuart's Photography - » Font-y-gary
    f 1 4D To be honest the light was crap it was overcast with little colour in it and little contrast I m pleased I managed to get anything at all from it The Photos My favourite shot of the evening was this gentleman fishing down by the shore I ve no idea whether he went home empty handed or not Right on the edge of the horizon we could just make out this odd shape We figured it must be a ship from the way it kept changing shape but it certainly had us puzzled The main reason we went down to the coast this evening was for Kristi to get some practice in at shooting coastal scenery She s recently switched from her aging Nikon D70 to a Canon EOS 500D and has been greatly enjoying the upgrade Me despite the impressive features that the 500D offers such as a truly useful LiveView and in camera colour curve editing you ll have to prise my Nikon out of my cold dead hands Whilst Kristi practiced shooting waves with her tripod mounted Canon I thought I d get some practice in of my own playing with the amazing depth of field offered by my new Nikkor 50mm f 1 4D lens The best of these shots was this stone all alone on the sand With the light fading the tide coming in and a dodgy knee that wasn t looking forward to the climb up off of the beach there was time for one last photo of the sun setting out over the Bristol Channel before we left Post Production Whilst we were down on the shoreline Kristi showed me how she could adjust the colours that her Canon EOS 500D saw through what she said was the white balance controls although it looked more like a colour curve system to my eyes Either way it looked like she could drag some colour out of the sky in camera something my Nikon D200 simply can t do I admit it there are some things a Canon is better at Glass isn t one of them though Back at base I remembered that Aperture 3 now includes a curves tool and this seemed to be the perfect opportunity to play with it and see whether or not I could bring a little more colour out of my own photos from the shoot Post processing isn t as good as in camera and the curve tool isn t quite as intuitive as the 500D s in camera control but hopefully you ve enjoyed these images More practice required though Be the first to leave a comment Latest Photos Categories A4054 Merthyr Road A469 A470 Trunk Road A473 A48 Abercanaid Administrative Articles Opinion Post Production Barry Barry Docks Barry Railway Brecon and Merthyr Railway Bristol Channel Bute Dock Feeder Bute Docks Caerphilly Cardiff Cardiff Railway Church Village Coal Education Edwardsville Egwlysilan Equipment Financial Font y gary Forest Farm Glamorganshire Canal Great Western

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  • Stuart's Photography - » Forest Farm
    few of them know that this bridge is here at all Be the first to leave a comment Latest Photos Categories A4054 Merthyr Road A469 A470 Trunk Road A473 A48 Abercanaid Administrative Articles Opinion Post Production Barry Barry Docks Barry Railway Brecon and Merthyr Railway Bristol Channel Bute Dock Feeder Bute Docks Caerphilly Cardiff Cardiff Railway Church Village Coal Education Edwardsville Egwlysilan Equipment Financial Font y gary Forest Farm Glamorganshire Canal Great Western Railway Gwaelod y Garth Hawthorn and Upper Boat Historical Iron Steel Junction Canal Leisure Llwyn Onn Local Sites South Wales M4 Motorway Manufacturing Margam Maritime Media Medical Melingriffith Melingriffith Feeder Merthyr Road By Era By Water Merthyr Tydfil Merthyr Vale Miscellaneous Sidings And Other Routes Modern Morganstown Nantgarw Navigation Modern day Abercynon News Penarth Pentyrch and Melingriffith Light Railway Photos 25 9 Caught My Eye Desktop Wallpaper Favourites Other Shots Recommendations Single Shot Series Tablet Wallpaper The Year In Review Travel Photography Pontygwaith Pontypridd Pontypridd Caerphilly and Newport Railway Quakers Yard Quakers Yard and Merthyr Joint Railway Quarrying Radyr Rhymney Railway River Ely River Rhondda River Taff Shoot Shopping Taff Trail Taff Vale Railway Modern day Valley Lines Taffs Well Technique Tin Works Tongwynlais Tonteg Tramroad Treforest Treforest Industrial Estate Turnpike Old Road Uncategorized Walking Routes Archives August 2015 October 2014 April 2014 March 2014 August 2013 July 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 September 2012 August 2012 February 2012 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 May 2011 April 2011 March 2011 February 2011 January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 January 2010 September 2009 May 2009 April 2009 February 2009 October 2008 September 2008 June 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008

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