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Wales

Steve Stamford | Aber Falls 3

Aber Falls 3

Located amongst the Berwyn Mountains Pistyll Rhaeadr is the tallest waterfall in Wales (and England) with a fall of around 120ft. A very popular tourist attraction that is accessed via a small, often single track road that means an early start is essential if you wish to park and enjoy a less cluttered visit.
Steve Stamford | Fairy Falls

Fairy Falls

The shutter speed here was chosen to show softness in the water. That same image with a faster shutter speed is also available. At Trefriw you will find Fairy Falls as the river Crafnant drops approximately 25ft then continues its course to be a tributary of the river Conwy. A little upstream some of the water is diverted to power a small hydro plant for the adjacent woollen mill. The name Fairy Falls comes from the imaginative Edwardians and Victorians who had a fascination with fairies who they believe have an affinity with waterfalls.
Steve Stamford | Path to Penmaenmawr 1

Path to Penmaenmawr 1

Penmaenmawr is a small town in North Wales on the Conwy coast. The view here is one of the paths up to Meini Hirion (Druids Circle) with a view across Conwy bay.
Steve Stamford | Penmaenmawr view 1

Penmaenmawr view 1

Penmaenmawr is a small town in North Wales on the Conwy coast. The view here is taken from one of the paths up to Meini Hirion (Druids Circle).
Steve Stamford | Meini Hirion 1

Meini Hirion 1

Penmaenmawr is a small town in North Wales on the Conwy coast. Possibly its most well known feature is the Druid's Circle (Meini Hirion).
Steve Stamford | Penmaenmawr Sunset 1

Penmaenmawr Sunset 1

Penmaenmawr is a small town in North Wales on the Conwy coast. Possibly its most well known feature is the Druid's Circle (Meini Hirion), seen here as the sun sets.
Steve Stamford | Meini Hirion aerial 3

Meini Hirion aerial 3

Penmaenmawr is a small town in North Wales on the Conwy coast. Possibly its most well known feature is the Druid's Circle (Meini Hirion). Captured here from my drone, I am a CAA permit holder for commercial use.
Steve Stamford | Meini Hirion aerial 1

Meini Hirion aerial 1

Penmaenmawr is a small town in North Wales on the Conwy coast. Possibly its most well known feature is the Druid's Circle (Meini Hirion). Captured here from my drone, I am a CAA permit holder for commercial use.
Steve Stamford | Fairy Falls 2

Fairy Falls 2

The shutter speed here was chosen to capture sharpness in the water. That same image with a slower shutter speed showing a milkier look is also available. At Trefriw you will find Fairy Falls as the river Crafnant drops approximately 25ft then continues its course to be a tributary of the river Conwy. A little upstream some of the water is diverted to power a small hydro plant for the adjacent woollen mill. The name Fairy Falls comes from the imaginative Edwardians and Victorians who had a fascination with fairies who they believe have an affinity with waterfalls.
Steve Stamford | The stream

The stream

This stream is largely created with the outfall of a small (750kW) Pelton wheel hydro power plant and goes to show that power generation does not have to be ugly.
Steve Stamford | Path to Penmaenmawr 2

Path to Penmaenmawr 2

Penmaenmawr is a small town in North Wales on the Conwy coast. The view here is one of the paths up to Meini Hirion (Druids Circle) and amazingly is the only 'road' to two dwellings.
Steve Stamford | Conwy castle at night

Conwy castle at night

Conwy castle is a very impressive fortification that was built between 1283 and 1289 as part of a larger plan to create a walled town.
Steve Stamford | Meini Hirion aerial 2

Meini Hirion aerial 2

Penmaenmawr is a small town in North Wales on the Conwy coast. Possibly its most well known feature is the Druid's Circle (Meini Hirion). Captured here from my drone, I am a CAA permit holder for commercial use.
Steve Stamford | Fairy Falls 3

Fairy Falls 3

At Trefriw you will find Fairy Falls as the river Crafnant drops approximately 25ft then continues its course to be a tributary of the river Conwy. A little upstream some of the water is diverted to power a small hydro plant for the adjacent woollen mill. The name Fairy Falls comes from the imaginative Edwardians and Victorians who had a fascination with fairies who they believe have an affinity with waterfalls.
Steve Stamford | Long way down

Long way down

Having climbed to the top of the hill to see Meini Hirion (Druids Circle) at Penmaenmawr in Wales there is of course the long descent. Penmaenmawr is a small town in North Wales on the Conwy coast. Amazingly this is the only 'road' to two dwellings.
Steve Stamford | Meini Hirion 2

Meini Hirion 2

Penmaenmawr is a small town in North Wales on the Conwy coast. Possibly its most well known feature is the Druid's Circle (Meini Hirion).
Steve Stamford | Resting at Llanddwyn 2

Resting at Llanddwyn 2

The small yachts Eira and Michette at anchor off Llanddwyn Island, Wales.
Steve Stamford | Resting at Llanddwyn 1

Resting at Llanddwyn 1

The small yachts Eira and Michette at anchor off Llanddwyn Island, Wales. The old lighthouse, long replaced by a larger one on the island sits at the top of the ridge.
Steve Stamford | Llanddwyn gate landscape

Llanddwyn gate landscape

On Llanddwyn in Wales there are several of these rather fabulous wooden gates, most of which, including this one - you can simply walk around, but then where is the fun in that?
Steve Stamford | Llanddwyn gate portrait

Llanddwyn gate portrait

On Llanddwyn in Wales there are several of these rather fabulous wooden gates, most of which, including this one - you can simply walk around, but then where is the fun in that?
Steve Stamford | Meini Hirion aerial 4

Meini Hirion aerial 4

Penmaenmawr is a small town in North Wales on the Conwy coast. Possibly its most well known feature is the Druid's Circle (Meini Hirion). Captured here from my drone, I am a CAA permit holder for commercial use.
Steve Stamford | Meini Hirion 3

Meini Hirion 3

Penmaenmawr is a small town in North Wales on the Conwy coast. Possibly its most well known feature is the Druid's Circle (Meini Hirion).
Steve Stamford | Resting at Llanddwyn 3

Resting at Llanddwyn 3

The small yachts Eira and Michette at anchor off Llanddwyn Island, Wales. The old lighthouse, long replaced by a larger one on the island sits at the top of the ridge.
Steve Stamford | Meini Hirion 4

Meini Hirion 4

Penmaenmawr is a small town in North Wales on the Conwy coast. Possibly its most well known feature is the Druid's Circle (Meini Hirion).
Steve Stamford | Meini Hirion 6

Meini Hirion 6

Penmaenmawr is a small town in North Wales on the Conwy coast. Possibly its most well known feature is the Druid's Circle (Meini Hirion).
Steve Stamford | Aber Falls 2

Aber Falls 2

Located amongst the Berwyn Mountains Aber Falls is the tallest waterfall in Wales (and England) with a fall of around 120ft. A very popular tourist attraction that is accessed via a small, often single track road that means an early start is essential if you wish to park and enjoy a less cluttered visit
Steve Stamford | Penmaenmawr Sunset 2

Penmaenmawr Sunset 2

Penmaenmawr is a small town in North Wales on the Conwy coast. Possibly its most well known feature is the Druid's Circle (Meini Hirion), seen here as the sun sets.
Steve Stamford | Meini Hirion 5

Meini Hirion 5

Penmaenmawr is a small town in North Wales on the Conwy coast. Possibly its most well known feature is the Druid's Circle (Meini Hirion).
Steve Stamford | Bridge at Fairy Falls 1

Bridge at Fairy Falls 1

This bridge is on the circular walk at Fairy Falls in north Wales. I liked the perspective and symmetry this image offered.
Steve Stamford | Aber Falls 1

Aber Falls 1

Located amongst the Berwyn Mountains Aber Falls is the tallest waterfall in Wales (and England) with a fall of around 120ft. A very popular tourist attraction that is accessed via a small, often single track road that means an early start is essential if you wish to park and enjoy a less cluttered visit.
Steve Stamford | Bridge at Fairy Falls 2

Bridge at Fairy Falls 2

This bridge is on the circular walk at Fairy Falls in north Wales. I liked the perspective and symmetry this image offered.
Steve Stamford | Aber Falls cascade slow shutter

Aber Falls cascade slow shutter

Just a few yards down from the Aber Falls the water cascades down a series of tumbles, each offering unique beauty. A slow shutter speed here provides a soft, milky effect and a faster, sharper version is also available.
Steve Stamford | Aber cascade fast shutter

Aber cascade fast shutter

Just a few yards down from Aber falls the water cascades down a series of tumbles, each offering unique beauty. A fast shutter speed here provides a sense of movement whilst still maintaining some sharpness, a softer version is also available.