Light and Shadow at LLanthony Priory

LLanthony Shadows

An early start at Llanthony Priory is definitely worth it – there are a great number of photo opportunities, with the added bonus that you can then spend the rest of the day walking in the Black Mountains. The very definition of a win-win situation.

It was the original of this image that convinced me I needed to buy one of those hot shoe spirit levels. Even though I had carefully set up my tripod to be level, and my camera looked level, when I looked at the image on the computer, the verticals were all over the place. I now consider a hot shoe spirit level one of my essential pieces of kit – all landscape photographers should have one.