Tuesday, February 02, 2016

A trip to the coast

A break in the clouds and an afternoon ride to Penarth Head overlooking Cardiff Bay.  Whilst the rain held off and the sun shone the wind was up and blowing from the north west so the ride there took me longer than I thought.

I had taken some shots of the Bay before just using my phone but this time I thought I would take the SLR and a tripod and compare the results.

This is Blackweir on the way to the Bay area.



This shot was stitched using Photoshop and was really what I wanted to compare with my phone shot on the Blog header.   Although it was a beautiful sunny day the 5 mp phone camera is fine. 



This was taken with the 50 mm lens using a tripod.

Its quiet a hassle taking the large camera and tripod, then setting it up, makes me wonder if its worth the effort. 


Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Taf Trail a k a .........








I noticed this for the first time today, not a bad piece of graffiti.  The ride was just a short one and just an opportunity to get out  when there was a good break in the weather.  I'm soon on the trail after leaving home and then have a couple of choices as to which way to go..  Today as I had no destination in mind it was just a wander down alongside the Taf and then a bit of urban riding along city cycle routes.  I like doing this as you often come across areas that you haven't visited for a while.

I've also just discovered that I can include my Strava routes.  I got the idea of using map links from reading Micks blog 

My route is.............. here