Night photography and a few lessons learned. The Black Mountains has Dark Sky status, but you have to be careful when you plan your shoot. A dark sky is all very well, but… Continue reading
Llanthony Priory taken from the field to the north of the monument, with the unnamed hill between Bal Mawr and Garn Wen in the background. I do like the Black Mountains. They have… Continue reading
On Saturday I arrived in the Black Mountains before dawn, hoping for some good light, but the weather had other ideas. Nevertheless, I spent some time around the ruins of Llanthony Priory taking… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
I took this image because I liked the view, but also because, when I looked at it, I was not sure this view would be around for too much longer. Take a closer… Continue reading
I noticed this detail near one of the ruined arches at Llanthony Priory, where the plant growth seemed to mimic flames in the stone torch detail carved into the stone. Green flames indeed.
Dating back to around 1100, this Augustinian priory lasted until the Dissolution of the Monasteries by King Henry VIII in 1538. From then on it was allowed to fall into disrepair. It is… Continue reading