Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Early on Monday evening, I went for a couple of hours to Kidwelly, a small town in west Wales, between Llanelli and Carmarthen. I first went down to Kidwelly Quay, where the River Gwendraeth flows into the Burry Inlet. It was high tide, so the mudflats were covered, and the usually-present wading birds were conspicuous by their absence. This was the scene that greeted me as I looked directly into the sun across the estuary:

A pipit landed on the wall quite nearby:

I noticed another fellow pointing his lens towards some old farm outbuildings, so I went over to see what he was photographing. There was a small group of young Swallows, which presumably had nested close by, perched on the ruins. They allowed a close approach for some pictures:

I then walked the short distance up into the town, and crossed over the river and looked back towards the estuary into the low sun:

I came upon this small reedbed:

I spotted these knapweed seedheads, and photographed them against the sunset with my 500mm lens:

This intriguing small plant was growing in a meadow, and I put my 500mm 'macro' lens into action on it:

Finally, as the sun set and the moon rose, I was able to photograph the lunar light behind these Lombardy Poplar trees:


  1. Some beautiful shots there, you picked the perfect time to go

  2. How could I have missed this. Im working and trying to keep up ., Im so glad I checked her.
    I love your view .So peaceful. Nice photography