Amazingly clear blue skies here in Swansea today:
Whilst others were seeing Isabelline this and that, the highlight (if you can call it that) of my birding day was a dead Gannet on Blackpill Beach:
The clear blue sky soon gave way to the pinkish hues of sunset. These Asian babes (er, Oriental girls) provided some foreground interest:
Gorgeous colours over the Mumbles:
I went out again after dark, and tried this long exposure shot down at the beach. For the technically minded, this picture was a half-hour exposure at ISO 100 and f/6.3:
These star-trail shots are very much at the experimental stage for me at the moment, but I hope to get something better soon. The moon was a bit bright tonight (so bright that I could read by it whilst waiting for the exposure to complete), but clear nights here are so unusual that I had to give it a go.