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photoblog image (North Wales Notebook)  Around Porthmadog 4/5

(North Wales Notebook) Around Porthmadog 4/5

This is the final week of images from our holiday in Porthmadog, North Wales in early September and for that I am returning to Porthmadog where we started out a few weeks ago.

 

This is taken from a Ffestiniog Railway train shortly after departure as it crosses the Cob, a high embankment built across the river estuary, and a really good picture of the Cob can be seen here

 

Bottom right you can just see the road which also crosses the estuary here and which, until recent times, was a toll road, 5 new pence a time if memory serves me correct.

(North Wales Notebook) Around Porthmadog 4/5

This is the final week of images from our holiday in Porthmadog, North Wales in early September and for that I am returning to Porthmadog where we started out a few weeks ago.

 

This is taken from a Ffestiniog Railway train shortly after departure as it crosses the Cob, a high embankment built across the river estuary, and a really good picture of the Cob can be seen here

 

Bottom right you can just see the road which also crosses the estuary here and which, until recent times, was a toll road, 5 new pence a time if memory serves me correct.

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Feb 2011, 00:44
One beautiful layer upon another...repeating...

love it!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Ray.
It's a fine view from here, Brian, especially on a fine day like this. Sadly I can remember the toll in old money.(I think at one time it was 3d)
Brian Walbey: You don't get to see it in the same way down on the road.
Nice view
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Marion.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Feb 2011, 07:32
It all looks so wild Brian even though you are close to civilisation
Brian Walbey: Yes and civilisation is all around Chris, just a case of pointing the camera away from it.
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 17 Feb 2011, 09:00
I like the layers in this photo, from front to back...
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
That sky overrides everything else in the picture. It's beautiful.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 17 Feb 2011, 10:43
Glorious. I like those darl steam clouds from the puffer train.
Brian Walbey: Yes they stand out nicely against the sky clouds don't they.
A beautiful landscape. One can see the clouds almost moving. An excellent image. Well done.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Laurette.
All the layers you've shown are beautiful. The sky layer even has layers. LOVELY!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Mary.
  • noel
  • France
  • 17 Feb 2011, 12:03
Gee ,awesome picture of this landscape and water
well done
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Noel.
You had the perfect weather to get this shot Brian, you can see for miles, lovely smile
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed, many thanks Linda.
Wondeful view from the train Brian..Much more than when we drive across.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Ron, being higher up I suppose.
Beautiful view! Very well framed!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks RS.
Another lovely view Brian. Nice ripples on the water
Brian Walbey: Thanks Janet.
This is superb Brian. I really like the various layers here!
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Richard.
Beautiful scene, well polished up afterwards I'm guessing .
I am getting quite envious as I don't have much idea when it comes to post processing and realise I am losing out.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin. Depending on what software you are using basic editing isn't too difficult and there is plenty of decent software available on the web, email me privately and perhaps I could offer some advice when I know what software you currently have.
There is a second picture here Brian, cropped just under half way up giving full prominence to a rather splendid sky and the mountains
Brian Walbey: I might give that a try Bill, it would make a good panorama style shot.
a wonderful series Brian
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Derek.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Feb 2011, 21:24
I can remember it being a toll road and also there being a level crossing on the main road after it rounded the bend by Boston Lodge and climbed the hill. I understand now that there is a bypass to Porthmadog? This is a cracking view of the mountains; eager anticipation on the train.
Brian Walbey: I don't remember the level crossing Alan but I believe work is underway on the bypass. Also where the WHR now runs in the train runs down the main street for a short distance by the main Ffestiniog station.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Feb 2011, 23:19
A fine landscape - very majestic looking. Good ripples on the water.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Ingrid.
  • Tom
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Feb 2011, 23:41
Another fine landscape, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom.

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