Archive for the ‘ Photography ’ Category

Usk Show: Crafts.

So we’ve had plenty of rants of late on footballers and gogwatch on these pages, so perhaps it’s time for a return to something a little more relaxing! These are the remaining photographic highlights taken from this years Usk show. There was a highly impressive range of artwork on display this year, with arrangements leading the way (customary fare for an agricultural show)  with a fair share of surprisingly comical entries as well.

 

The chick is probably our favourite!

Legal Clarification Released on Photographing Members of the Royal Family.

In light of scandalous news coming out of seedy, depraved and morally corrupt France, that one of those bottom feeding rags has dared to intrude upon the sanctity of the Royal inner sanctum, the most relevant and seemingly all pervasive Royal family has today moved quickly to release new guidance as to when it is acceptable and when it is certainly not, to publish images of the Royal Family in a state of nudity.

It is not acceptable when:

1. we have invested all our eggs in one basket.

2. our desire to remain relevant to society after all those summer parties we threw (or received, depends on your perspective) are forgotten, hinges on the public’s love of the target.

3. we would really rather not have to go through all that business again that we had with the last Princess we brought in.

It is acceptable when:

1. the targeted Royal has a history of mischief making

2. boys will be boys

3. the targeted Royal has in the past shown a propensity for disguising themselves as a Nazi

4. the targeted Royal has no shot at the throne anyway, so, you know, who cares

5. we can ship off the shamed Royal posthaste to a foreign war zone and hope for the best.

6. we’ve got a better one.

Usk Show: Horses Galore

First of a few photo blogs to work through from recent weeks. The Usk agricultural show really stood out this year, not just for the excellent weather and impressive attendance, but largely for the organisers getting the show going at all this year. Severe rainfall in the build up to the show had put it at risk, but such is the value of this cultural contribution to the local economy, that 24 hour a day efforts were undertaken to make certain that the show went ahead.

A regular staple of the show, and always a crowd favorite, are the wealth of prize equines on display, and here are just a small sample of those to compete this year.

Hounds and Horses

Certainly a subject for debate, as it was on the show ground.

Lining up for competition.

The large one to the left of shot was the star of the show.

The jumping went ahead despite concerns on conditions.

Several quick, clear rounds went in.

Clear efforts all round this time.

And something very different.

The heavyweight workers.

Probably the highlights of the day – such giant creatures working in perfect harmony.

Autumn Dew.

Early morning cobwebs caught in the Autumn dew. The end of the Welsh summer is on its way.

Super Dragon Spotting.

The Newport Super Dragons are back for a second edition. Finding them is proving a little tricky with so many moved indoors thanks to rain based issues, but here are a few of those stumbled across today.

Brecon

The Brecon Beacons offer some of the most impressive views in Wales. These images, taken on a changeable day, hopefully begin to illustrate the majestic nature of what Wales can offer. There would have been a lot more of the landscape on offer, though sadly the rain and hail closed in before the day was through, so this is really only a scratching of the surface.

Into Brecon itself from this point on.

and my favourite to finish on…

Pompeii Past

It’s been an interesting week on eyeonwales, lots and lots and lots of political ranting, which has all been fun and games, but time for something different now, and a return to the travel journals. This is a collection of images that we had forgotten still existed, but nice to stumble over them once more in the archives. Taken in heavy rain, with a battered camera lens, there is a certain rustic charm to some of these (or perhaps that’s a generous way of saying that the images are just not that great 😉 , either way, we enjoyed taking them).