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Steve Purnell | Helter Skelter Black And White

Helter Skelter Black And White

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Chair O Plane Mono

Chair O Plane Mono

A Chair-o-plane funfair ride situated in Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom for a summer beach party.
Steve Purnell | Landmarks 2 Black And White

Landmarks 2 Black And White

This is a composite of street art landmarks in my home town of Bargoed in the Rhymney Valley, Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom. The cenotaph statue now stands in the grounds of St Gwladys Church whilst the angel, miners heads and emporium clock were all designed by Malcolm Robertson. The image is created from images taken by myself together with an adapted free to use texture from Practical Photography magazine.
Steve Purnell | Bargoed Miners Heads Black and White

Bargoed Miners Heads Black and White

Bargoed in Caerphilly County, South Wales in the United Kingdom is a former mining town and one of the key towns in the Rhymney Valley. The colliery was sunk in 1897 with the first coal being raised in 1901. The colliery eventually closed in 1977. This street art sculpture depicting three miners’ heads is situated on Hanbury Square in Bargoed in South Wales in the United Kingdom. Standing almost four metres tall, ‘Miners Heads’, designed by artist Malcolm Robertson forms a bold interpretation of three miners, joined together to signify brotherhood. The inscription on the steps was composed by local schoolchildren and reads:- With pride remember them for us, a future they built, remember the miners. Our town, slowly built around the mine, developed into something fine.
Steve Purnell | Miners In The Dark

Miners In The Dark

Bargoed in Caerphilly County, South Wales in the United Kingdom is a former mining town and one of the key towns in the Rhymney Valley. The colliery was sunk in 1897 with the first coal being raised in 1901. The colliery eventually closed in 1977. This street art sculpture depicting three miners' heads is situated on Hanbury Square in Bargoed in South Wales in the United Kingdom. Standing almost four metres tall, 'Miners Heads', designed by artist Malcolm Robertson forms a bold interpretation of three miners, joined together to signify brotherhood.
Steve Purnell | St Sannans Church Bedwellty Mono

St Sannans Church Bedwellty Mono

A long exposure photograph of St Sannans Church in Bedwellty, Caerphilly, South Wales. The church of St Sannan in Bedwellty,sits on the top of a ridge overlooking Bargoed and Aberbargoed in the Welsh county of Caerphilly. It is an ancient stone building dating back to the 17th century.
Steve Purnell | The Decline Of An Industry

The Decline Of An Industry

The South Wales Valleys were rich in coal deposits and played an important role in the Industrial Revolution. This is Penallta Colliery near Caerphilly which closed in 1991 and has been left to decline ever since. This image is designed as a powerful reminder of the decline of the coal industry in the UK. The image is created from images taken by myself.
Steve Purnell | Welsh Mining Heritage

Welsh Mining Heritage

This is a composite image created to celebrate the mining industry that was once prevalent in the community in which I now live. The image is created from images taken by myself together with an adapted free to use texture from Practical Photography magazine.
Steve Purnell | Mining Tribute Antique 1

Mining Tribute Antique 1

This is a composite image created to celebrate the mining industry that was once prevalent in the community in which I now live. The image is created from images taken by myself together with an adapted free to use texture from Practical Photography magazine.
Steve Purnell | The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 3 Monochrome

The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 3 Monochrome

The church of St Sannan in Bedwellty,sits on the top of a ridge overlooking Bargoed and Aberbargoed in the Welsh county of Caerphilly. It is an ancient stone building dating back to the 17th century.
Steve Purnell | The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 4 Monochrome

The Church Of St Sannan Bedwellty 4 Monochrome

The church of St Sannan in Bedwellty,sits on the top of a ridge overlooking Bargoed and Aberbargoed in the Welsh county of Caerphilly. It is an ancient stone building dating back to the 17th century.
Steve Purnell | Thirty Seconds At Capel Gwladys Antique

Thirty Seconds At Capel Gwladys Antique

This is a thirty second exposure at Capel Gwladys on Gelligaer Common near Bargoed, Caerphilly, Wales. Capel Gwladys is a celtic cross on the site of an ancient monument to St Gwladys. It dates back to 430AD.
Steve Purnell | Celebrate The Miners

Celebrate The Miners

This is a composite image created to celebrate the mining industry that was once prevalent in the Welsh valleys in which I now live.
Steve Purnell | Ethereal Angel 2

Ethereal Angel 2

This is a piece of street art situated at the North end of Bargoed town centre in the Rhymney Valley. Standing at 5.5m tall and designed by Malcolm Robertson it is made of galvanised steel it is one of the many artworks in the town. Bargoed is an ex mining community situated in the heart of the Rhymney Valley in Wales, United Kingdom. It was officially unveiled on Saturday 1st December 2012.
Steve Purnell | Ethereal Angel

Ethereal Angel

This is a piece of street art situated at the North end of Bargoed town centre in the Rhymney Valley. Standing at 5.5m tall and designed by Malcolm Robertson it is made of galvanised steel it is one of the many artworks in the town. Bargoed is an ex mining community situated in the heart of the Rhymney Valley in Wales, United Kingdom. It was officially unveiled on Saturday 1st December 2012.
Steve Purnell | Miners

Miners

Bargoed in Caerphilly County, South Wales in the United Kingdom is a former mining town and one of the key towns in the Rhymney Valley. The colliery was sunk in 1897 with the first coal being raised in 1901. The colliery eventually closed in 1977. This street art sculpture depicting three miners' heads is situated on Hanbury Square in Bargoed in South Wales in the United Kingdom. Standing almost four metres tall, 'Miners Heads', designed by artist Malcolm Robertson forms a bold interpretation of three miners, joined together to signify brotherhood.
Steve Purnell | Beacons View Monochrome

Beacons View Monochrome

A view of the Brecon Beacons down the valley towards Brecon from just below Storey Arms.
Steve Purnell | Penyfan View Monochrome

Penyfan View Monochrome

A view of the Fans of the Brecon Beacons taken from the A470 as I travelled towards Brecon.
Steve Purnell | Brecon Beacons Panorama Monochrome

Brecon Beacons Panorama Monochrome

A view of the Brecon Beacons down the valley towards Brecon from just below Storey Arms.
Steve Purnell | Castell Coch Black And White

Castell Coch Black And White

Castell Coch is a fantasy castle built in the 1870s on the remains of a 13th century castle. It is situated just outside Cardiff on the side of a hill and can be seen for miles.
Steve Purnell | Carew Castle Black And White

Carew Castle Black And White

Carew Castle is a Norman castle situated in Pembrokeshire, Wales in the United Kingdom and was built around 1270 by Nicholas de Carew. It is built on the banks of a 23 acre tidal mill pond.
Steve Purnell | Carew Castle Reflections Black And White

Carew Castle Reflections Black And White

Carew Castle is a Norman castle situated in Pembrokeshire, Wales in the United Kingdom and was built around 1270 by Nicholas de Carew. It is built on the banks of a 23 acre tidal mill pond.
Steve Purnell | Moody Carew Castle Monochrome

Moody Carew Castle Monochrome

Carew Castle is a Norman castle situated in Pembrokeshire, Wales in the United Kingdom and was built around 1270 by Nicholas de Carew. It is built on the banks of a 23 acre tidal mill pond.
Steve Purnell | Carew Castle Long Exposure Monochrome

Carew Castle Long Exposure Monochrome

Carew Castle is a Norman castle situated in Pembrokeshire, Wales in the United Kingdom and was built around 1270 by Nicholas de Carew. It is built on the banks of a 23 acre tidal mill pond.
Steve Purnell | Storm The Castle

Storm The Castle

Carew Castle is a Norman castle situated in Pembrokeshire, Wales in the United Kingdom and was built around 1270 by Nicholas de Carew. It is built on the banks of a 23 acre tidal mill pond.
Steve Purnell | St Donats Castle Monochrome

St Donats Castle Monochrome

St Donat's Castle is a medieval castle in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. It overlooks the Bristol Channel in the village of St Donat's near Llantwit Major, and about 15 miles west of Cardiff. It has housed the international Sixth form college Atlantic College since 1962. Some of the castle walls date back to around the 14th century although many parts were built in the 15th and 16th centuries.
Steve Purnell | Sixty Seconds At Caerphilly Castle Monochrome

Sixty Seconds At Caerphilly Castle Monochrome

A dramatic long exposure photograph at Caerphilly Castle captures the movement of the clouds. Built in the 13th Century, Caerphilly Castle in Wales in the United Kingdom is one of the major castles in Europe. It is famous for its’ leaning South East tower. It has become a popular tourist attraction.
Steve Purnell | Caerphilly Castle Panorama South View

Caerphilly Castle Panorama South View

Built in the 13th Century, Caerphilly Castle in Wales in the United Kingdom is one of the major castles in Europe. It is famous for its' leaning South East tower. It has become a popular tourist attraction. This is a 14 image stitch shot using the Brenizer Method style of shooting.
Steve Purnell | Skull And Crossbones

Skull And Crossbones

My interpretation of the Jolly Roger, skull and crossbones, concept using a collage of photographs taken by me. The smoke trails have been manipulated in photoshop to create bone like structures and this is one of a series of similar images available in just about any colour or combination of colours that you can imagine. If you do not see the colour that you require please contact me via the website customer care e-mail.
Steve Purnell | My Eyes Hurt 1

My Eyes Hurt 1

An abstract, psychedelic, eye watering piece of black and white digital art created on the computer including lines, curves, waves and 3D spheres. This piece will form a unique talking point in your art collection.
Steve Purnell | My Eyes Hurt 2

My Eyes Hurt 2

An abstract, psychedelic, eye watering piece of black and white digital art created on the computer including lines, curves, waves, squares and 3D spheres. This piece will form a unique talking point in your art collection.
Steve Purnell | My Eyes Hurt 4

My Eyes Hurt 4

An abstract, psychedelic, eye watering piece of black and white digital art created on the computer including lines, curves, waves and 3D spheres. This piece will form a unique talking point in your art collection.
Steve Purnell | My Eyes Hurt 3

My Eyes Hurt 3

An abstract, psychedelic, eye watering piece of black and white digital art created on the computer including lines, curves, waves, squares and 3D spheres. This piece will form a unique talking point in your art collection.
Steve Purnell | Striped Water

Striped Water

This is a glass of water shot against a striped background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light. This image has been created in Lego by a school in Hungary to be exhibited in January 2015. In September 2014 I received an e-mail from a school in Hungary requesting that they be allowed to recreate this piece using Lego. I gave my agreement and the completed Lego replica is due to go into the exhibition on 29 January 2015. It took a team of 8 some 36 hours and over 7,000 Lego bricks to complete. See the blog on my website sjpgalleries for further details.
Steve Purnell | Crystal Ball Op Art 1

Crystal Ball Op Art 1

This is crystal ball shot against an abstract patterned background to illustrate the effect of the refraction of light.
Steve Purnell | Crystal Ball Op Art 2

Crystal Ball Op Art 2

This is crystal ball shot against an abstract patterned background to illustrate the effect of the refraction of light.
Steve Purnell | Crystal Ball Op Art 3

Crystal Ball Op Art 3

This is crystal ball shot against an abstract patterned background to illustrate the effect of the refraction of light.
Steve Purnell | Crystal Ball Op Art 4

Crystal Ball Op Art 4

This is crystal ball shot against an abstract patterned background to illustrate the effect of the refraction of light.
Steve Purnell | Crystal Ball Op Art 5

Crystal Ball Op Art 5

This is crystal ball shot against an abstract patterned background to illustrate the effect of the refraction of light.
Steve Purnell | Crystal Ball Op Art 6

Crystal Ball Op Art 6

This is crystal ball shot against an abstract patterned background to illustrate the effect of the refraction of light.
Steve Purnell | Crystal Ball Op Art 5

Crystal Ball Op Art 5

This is crystal ball shot against an abstract patterned background to illustrate the effect of the refraction of light.
Steve Purnell | Crystal Ball Op Art 8

Crystal Ball Op Art 8

This is crystal ball shot against an abstract patterned background to illustrate the effect of the refraction of light.
Steve Purnell | Crystal Ball Op Art 9

Crystal Ball Op Art 9

This is crystal ball shot against an abstract patterned background to illustrate the effect of the refraction of light.
Steve Purnell | Crystal Ball Op Art 10

Crystal Ball Op Art 10

This is crystal ball shot against an abstract patterned background to illustrate the effect of the refraction of light.
Steve Purnell | Crystal Ball Op Art 11

Crystal Ball Op Art 11

This is crystal ball shot against an abstract patterned background to illustrate the effect of the refraction of light.
Steve Purnell | Crystal Ball Op Art 12

Crystal Ball Op Art 12

This is crystal ball shot against an abstract patterned background to illustrate the effect of the refraction of light.
Steve Purnell | Refracted Patterns 2

Refracted Patterns 2

This is a tumbler of water shot against a patterned background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light.
Steve Purnell | Refracted Patterns 3

Refracted Patterns 3

This is a tumbler of water shot against a patterned background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light.
Steve Purnell | Refracted Patterns 4

Refracted Patterns 4

This is a tumbler of water shot against a patterned background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light.
Steve Purnell | Refracted Patterns 14

Refracted Patterns 14

This is a tumbler of water shot against a patterned background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light.
Steve Purnell | Refracted Patterns 32

Refracted Patterns 32

This is a tumbler of water shot against a patterned background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light.
Steve Purnell | Refracted Patterns 33

Refracted Patterns 33

This is a tumbler of water shot against a patterned background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light.
Steve Purnell | Refracted Patterns 34

Refracted Patterns 34

This is a tumbler of water shot against a patterned background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light.
Steve Purnell | Refracted Patterns 35

Refracted Patterns 35

This is a tumbler of water shot against a patterned background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light.
Steve Purnell | Refracted Patterns 38

Refracted Patterns 38

This is a tumbler of water shot against a patterned background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light. Also available in other colours. Please contact Lens2Print if the colour that you require is not shown.
Steve Purnell | Refracted Patterns 45

Refracted Patterns 45

This is a wine glass of water shot against a patterned background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light.
Steve Purnell | Refracted Patterns 46

Refracted Patterns 46

This is a wine glass of water shot against a patterned background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light.
Steve Purnell | Refracted Patterns 49

Refracted Patterns 49

This is a wine glass of water shot against a patterned background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light.
Steve Purnell | Cocktail Fun 2

Cocktail Fun 2

These are three cocktail glasses with varying amounts of water shot against a striped background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light.
Steve Purnell | Cocktail Fun Triptych White

Cocktail Fun Triptych White

A triptych image of images created with cocktail glasses with varying amounts of water shot against a striped background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light. This version has a white background.
Steve Purnell | Cocktail Fun Triptych Black

Cocktail Fun Triptych Black

A triptych image of images created with cocktail glasses with varying amounts of water shot against a striped background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light. This version has a black background.
Steve Purnell | Prism Stripes 1

Prism Stripes 1

Abstract optical illusions created by placing a prism on striped card. This is one of a series of similar images and you will see that if the prism is angled in a slightly different way to the lens the refracted pattern varies slightly.
Steve Purnell | Prism Stripes 4

Prism Stripes 4

Abstract optical illusions created by placing a prism on striped card. This is one of a series of similar images and you will see that if the prism is angled in a slightly different way to the lens the refracted pattern varies slightly.
Steve Purnell | Cocktail Fun 3

Cocktail Fun 3

A cocktail glass with water shot against a striped background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light.
Steve Purnell | Warped

Warped

An abstract, psychedelic, eye watering piece of black and white digital art created on the computer including lines, curves, waves and squares. This piece will form a unique talking point in your art collection.
Steve Purnell | Cocktail Fun 1

Cocktail Fun 1

These are three cocktail glasses with varying amounts of water shot against a striped background to illustrate the effect of water in refracting light.
Steve Purnell | Illusion

Illusion

An abstract, psychedelic, eye watering piece of black and white digital art created on the computer including lines, curves, waves and squares. This piece will form a unique talking point in your art collection.
Steve Purnell | Illusion With Warp

Illusion With Warp

An abstract, psychedelic, eye watering piece of black and white digital art created on the computer including lines, curves, waves and squares. This piece will form a unique talking point in your art collection.
Steve Purnell | Smoke 7

Smoke 7

A unique and original abstract smoke art design. Photographing smoke trails gives some weird and wonderful shapes and patterns. When this is combined with photoshop, it is surprising what can be achieved. An abstract smoke trail image. Original photograph manipulated and coloured in photoshop. If you cannot find the colour that you require please contact me via either of my websites or Facebook or Twitter.
Steve Purnell | Four Minutes At Cardiff Bay Mono

Four Minutes At Cardiff Bay Mono

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Dramatic Sky Over Cardiff Bay

Dramatic Sky Over Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Big Pit Black And White

Big Pit Black And White

Big Pit is a former coal mining colliery near Blaenavon in Gwent, South Wales, United Kingdom. It was a working pit from 1860 to 1980. In 2001 it was taken over by the National Museum of Wales who undertook a redevelopment programme, reopening it as an industrial museum in 2004 and winning the prestigious Gulbekian Prize for Museum of the Year in the same year.
Steve Purnell | Thirty Seconds At Big Pit Mono

Thirty Seconds At Big Pit Mono

This long exposure image taken at Big Pit mining museum has not only blurred the clouds but also the turning pithead wheels. Big Pit is a former coal mining colliery near Blaenavon in Gwent, South Wales, United Kingdom. It was a working pit from 1860 to 1980. In 2001 it was taken over by the National Museum of Wales who undertook a redevelopment programme, reopening it as an industrial museum in 2004 and winning the prestigious Gulbekian Prize for Museum of the Year in the same year.
Steve Purnell | Roath Park Lighthouse Mono

Roath Park Lighthouse Mono

The Scott Memorial Lighthouse stands in Roath Park Lake in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. The lighthouse was erected in 1915 in memory of Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his companions who died whilst trying to reach the South Pole in 1912.
Steve Purnell | Two Minutes At Barry Island

Two Minutes At Barry Island

A two minute exposure over Whitmore Bay, Barry Island, Barry in Wales, United Kingdom.
Steve Purnell | Water Bus Stop Bute Park Cardiff Mono

Water Bus Stop Bute Park Cardiff Mono

The Water Bus stop at Bute Park in Cardiff.
Steve Purnell | Merchant Seafarers Memorial Cardiff Bay Monochrome

Merchant Seafarers Memorial Cardiff Bay Monochrome

The Maritime Memorial is a sculpture situated on the waterfront outside the Welsh Assembly Government building (Y Senedd) in Cardiff Bay. It is fashioned out of metal in the shape of the bow of a boat.
Steve Purnell | The Principality Stadium Cardiff 1 Mono

The Principality Stadium Cardiff 1 Mono

The Principality Stadium, formerly known as The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital city, Cardiff. It is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and has also staged games of the Wales national football team. Initially built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup, it has gone on to host many other large-scale events.
Steve Purnell | The Principality Stadium Cardiff 2 Mono

The Principality Stadium Cardiff 2 Mono

The Principality Stadium, formerly known as The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital city, Cardiff. It is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and has also staged games of the Wales national football team. Initially built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup, it has gone on to host many other large-scale events.
Steve Purnell | Dare Valley Country Park Monochrome

Dare Valley Country Park Monochrome

A wonderful autumn sky over Dare Valley Country Park in Aberdare.
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier Mono

Penarth Pier Mono

A heavy sea fog envelops Penarth Pier. Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as The Garden by the Sea.
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier 2 Mono

Penarth Pier 2 Mono

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier Textured B&W

Penarth Pier Textured B&W

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Tommy Cooper Black And White

Tommy Cooper Black And White

The statue of Tommy Cooper which stands in his birthplace town of Caerphilly in South Wales.
Steve Purnell | Cardiff Bay Dolphins Monochrome

Cardiff Bay Dolphins Monochrome

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Cardiff Bay Dolphins Antique

Cardiff Bay Dolphins Antique

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Big Pit 2 Black And White

Big Pit 2 Black And White

Big Pit is a former coal mining colliery near Blaenavon in Gwent, South Wales, United Kingdom. It was a working pit from 1860 to 1980. In 2001 it was taken over by the National Museum of Wales who undertook a redevelopment programme, reopening it as an industrial museum in 2004 and winning the prestigious Gulbekian Prize for Museum of the Year in the same year.
Steve Purnell | The Pavilion Penarth Pier Dreamy

The Pavilion Penarth Pier Dreamy

The pavilion at Penarth Pier, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. The pavilion has recently undergone a £4 million refurbishment which has transformed the old duck egg blue roof to a new silver colour with a fish scale pattern. The new complex includes a cinema and cafes. Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier 6 Black and White

Penarth Pier 6 Black and White

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Merchant Seafarers Memorial Cardiff Bay Monochrome 2

Merchant Seafarers Memorial Cardiff Bay Monochrome 2

This is the Maritime Memorial at Cardiff Bay. Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | Newport Market Pig 1 Mono

Newport Market Pig 1 Mono

This bronze sculpture of a Gloucester Old Spot Pig was sculpted by Sebastian Boyesen and stands opposite an entrance to the market in Newport, Gwent. Designed to celebrate 700 years of markets in Newport it was unveiled in 1994.
Steve Purnell | Newport Market Pig 2 Mono

Newport Market Pig 2 Mono

This bronze sculpture of a Gloucester Old Spot Pig was sculpted by Sebastian Boyesen and stands opposite an entrance to the market in Newport, Gwent. Designed to celebrate 700 years of markets in Newport it was unveiled in 1994.
Steve Purnell | Cardiff Bay And The Pierhead Building Mono

Cardiff Bay And The Pierhead Building Mono

Cardiff Bay played a major part in the development and success of Cardiff as an exporter of coal to power the industrial age. Tiger Bay is historically one of the first multicultural ports in Great Britain and the community comes from up to 45 different nationalities. The docks were regenerated in 1999 by the creation of the Cardiff Bay Barrage
Steve Purnell | The Guardian

The Guardian

Overlooking the Welsh Valleys village of Six Bells and standing 20 metres tall The Guardian is a monument created to commemorate the mining disaster at Six Bells Colliery on 28 June 1960 killing 45 of the 48 miners working on the in the West District of the Old Coal Seam.
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier Morning Light Mono

Penarth Pier Morning Light Mono

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as 'The Garden by the Sea'
Steve Purnell | Drama Over Rhoose Beach Monochrome

Drama Over Rhoose Beach Monochrome

Rhoose Point (Welsh: Trwyn y Rhws) is the most southerly settlement of mainland Wales. It stands on the Wales Coastal Path a few miles west of Cardiff.
Steve Purnell | Moody Penarth Pier Triptych

Moody Penarth Pier Triptych

A triptych of long exposure images from Penarth Pier. Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Principality Stadium North View Monochrome

Principality Stadium North View Monochrome

The Principality Stadium, formerly known as The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital city, Cardiff. It is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and has also staged games of the Wales national football team. Initially built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup, it has gone on to host many other large-scale events.
Steve Purnell | Principality Stadium North View Vintage

Principality Stadium North View Vintage

The Principality Stadium, formerly known as The Millennium Stadium (Welsh: Stadiwm y Mileniwm) is the national stadium of Wales, located in the capital city, Cardiff. It is the home of the Wales national rugby union team and has also staged games of the Wales national football team. Initially built to host the 1999 Rugby World Cup, it has gone on to host many other large-scale events.
Steve Purnell | Moody Penarth Pier 1

Moody Penarth Pier 1

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Moody Penarth Pier 2

Moody Penarth Pier 2

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Dramatic Barry Island Monochrome

Dramatic Barry Island Monochrome

Barry Island (Welsh: Ynys y Barri) is a district, peninsula and seaside resort, forming part of the town of Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. It is named after the 6th century Saint Baruc. Barry's stretch of coast, on the Bristol Channel, has the world's second highest tidal range of 15 metres (49 ft), second only to Bay of Fundy in Eastern Canada. The peninsula was an island until the 1880s when it was linked to the mainland as the town of Barry expanded. This was partly due to the opening of Barry Docks by the Barry Railway Company. Established by David Davies, the docks now link up the gap which used to form Barry Island. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Steve Purnell | Pontsticill Valve Tower Monochrome

Pontsticill Valve Tower Monochrome

Pontsticill Reservoir lies just north of the town of Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales, United Kingdom and on the edge of the magnificent Brecon Beacons. It is capable of holding 3,400 million gallons of water behind its' 110 foot embankment which was completed in 1927 it covers 102 hectares of land. Part of the 2011 film Submarine was filmed on the reservoir walkway.
Steve Purnell | Fantasy Tree At Penyfan Pond

Fantasy Tree At Penyfan Pond

Many will have seen the lone tree of Millarochy Bay on LochLomond but a fantasy tree has also been spotted at Penyfan Pond in South Wales. A fantastic cloud cover at Penyfan Pond made all the more interesting by a long sixty second exposure. Penyfan Pond is a canal feeder reservoir situated near Blackwood in Gwent, Wales, United Kingdom.
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier 1 Mono

Penarth Pier 1 Mono

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as 'The Garden by the Sea'
Steve Purnell | Penarth Pier 2 Black and White

Penarth Pier 2 Black and White

Penarth Pier lies just a few miles west of Cardiff in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and is the jewel of the crown of this seaside resort. It is situated on the Bristol Channel which has the second highest tidal range in the world. It has been a hugely popular destination for holidaymakers and day trippers since Victorian times and is known as “The Garden by the Sea”
Steve Purnell | Penyfan Pond HDR Monochrome

Penyfan Pond HDR Monochrome

Penyfan Pond is a canal feeder reservoir situated near Blackwood in Gwent.
Steve Purnell | Penyfan Pond Long Exposure Monochrome

Penyfan Pond Long Exposure Monochrome

Penyfan Pond is a canal feeder reservoir situated near Blackwood in Gwent.
Steve Purnell | The Boathouse At Laugharne Monochrome

The Boathouse At Laugharne Monochrome

A view over the Boathouse at Laugharne in Carmarthenshire, Wales. The Boathouse was the home of the legendary Welsh poet and author Dylan Thomas from 1949 until his death, in New York, in 1953.
Steve Purnell | The Boathouse At Laugharne Antique

The Boathouse At Laugharne Antique

A view over the Boathouse at Laugharne in Carmarthenshire, Wales. The Boathouse was the home of the legendary Welsh poet and author Dylan Thomas from 1949 until his death, in New York, in 1953.
Steve Purnell | Tenby Harbour Long Exposure Mono 2

Tenby Harbour Long Exposure Mono 2

A view over Tenby harbour in Pembrokeshire. Tenby is a picturesque seaside fishing and tourist town in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It is characterised by the colourful buildings that surround the harbour.
Steve Purnell | Driftwood Mono

Driftwood Mono

A piece of driftwood lies across a stream with a bed of coloured pebbles that leads to the beach at Manorbier in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The scene is topped by a magnificent and dramatic sky.
Steve Purnell | Dramatic Skies At Manorbier Monochrome

Dramatic Skies At Manorbier Monochrome

A view of Manorbier Beach in Pembrokeshire
Steve Purnell | Our Next Top Model

Our Next Top Model

This is a photograph of a life sized mannequin that I took in one of our local shops. Affectionately known as Gertie she would look ideal on many products.