|Pilgrims Paradise © Glyn Davies 2010|
This morning I photographed a beautiful young African Queen from Lesotho. I called her Majesty (I've never done that before!) but funnily enough she put ME at ease ! I thought I was very calm about this job, but 2 minutes before she arrived I did some landscape shots and my hands were shaking!! I will post some picture about this shoot shortly but AFTER this meeting I felt quite elated and decided to continue my drive right down the Llyn Peninsula to Uwchmynydd overlooking the striking island of the Pilgrims, Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island).
The wind was almost literally blowing a gale, certainly about 6-7 anyway as I struggled to stand up straight on the cliff edges. Unbelievably two Choughs wheeled in the strong winds as easily without a struggle and I watched Sparrowhawks, Kestrels AND an Owl, deftly handle the blasting air currents.
|A Choughed Pilgrim © Glyn Davies 2010|
For me, I was most excited by the passage of shadows over the sea, racing, jostling and mutating continually, never really existing as an object ever, constantly in transition. It is only the time capture of photography which freezes these ethereal movements as fixed, defined statements of shape and place.
It doesn't matter how many times I witness these huge performances, or how many others visit the same stage, the play is always different and the characters are always strangers.
I am looking forward to finding a new stage very soon, and if the South Stack location comes off tomorrow for the TV programme, it maybe sooner than I think.
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