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Framed Prints

Canvases of my photos have been available for sale for a while at a local beach restaurant. But they’re redecorating at the moment. So I thought it might be time to change things up a bit. I’ve asked them to put up some framed prints instead.

The prints have been ordered, the frames purchased. Now it’s a wait for them to come together and take them in. Which will mean a trip to the beach. Probably lunch. Definitely with the camera now the weather is clearing a bit.

The prints, including the frames will be on sale for £15 each. The canvases were up for £30 each.

Prints are 8 x 10 inches, and each is mounted in a basic frame. I’ve chosen wood grain frames. Some are deeper, some have a narrow frame, some wider. I wanted to mix it up so they’re not all the same. If the restaurant owners want to they can mix the canvases with the framed prints, or spread them about.

Frame prints

If you want any of the framed prints, or canvases, and you can’t get down to Aberavon, let me know.

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Sunset at the beach

On Wednesday evenings I get about an hour to waste at the beach. Youngest offspring is at Police Youth Volunteers, and after I’ve dropped her off, I get to go and chill out at Aberavon Beach. At this time if year, I get to watch the sun go down. Mostly it’s blinding when you look the wrong way, but sunset at the beach is usually stunning.

sunset at the beach

As I wander along the tide line, the sun sets behind me, over Swansea and Mumbles. The steel works at Port Talbot are ahead, and the waves wash in. Gulls are still wheeling above, but starting to settle for the night. Some flying off to roost, others resting on the sand.

At the moment I am relying on the auto modes on my Nikon D3300, and usually find I get decent results using those. Sports mode for the gulls, and waves; and landscape for the longer shots. But, with the light levels changing as the sun sets, there are times the camera struggles. I think I need to learn more about the other settings and how to make it work for me.

This week I got some decent shots, and these few are my personal favourites. There were some other images where the shapes and textures were fabulous but the main subject was not quite focused. I find I am very picky over focus, and will reject any image that isn’t crisp enough.

There is something very special about watching a sunset at the beach, and I’ll keep working at capturing it.

Other beach galleries can be found in the galleries section.

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