A Day Off to Breathe

After a couple of busy working weeks (and weekends), Jules and I took a day out in one of our favourite places in Gower last week. After a nice lunch in The Britannia Inn we headed along to Whiteford Point. Our aim was to get to the lighthouse at sunset – and back to ‘The Brit’ by dark, whilst taking some photos along the way. The only people we passed all afternoon were a few cockle pickers out at the low tide mark in the far distance then we stumbled on a flock of salt marsh sheep grazing in the sandunes. The wildlife on the other hand was putting on a spectacular show. The old lighthouse is looking pretty battered these days, but made a giant birdcage for the local cormorants, flocks of shorebirds arriving for the winter rushed past. Just as it turned to darkness we surprisingly found a flock of Brent Geese from Canada on the shoreline, these should normally be much further north – in Northern Ireland – for the winter, they were possibly blown off course by the strong gales of the last couple of weekends…         Photographed with a Fujifilm x100s and a couple of Fujifilm X-E2 cameras with Fujinon 35mm f1.4 and 55-200 f3.5-4.5 lenses, shot in RAW with film filters from VSCO applied in Adobe Lightroom...