Posted up today a collection of photos taken at Chester zoo, struggled to get some photos due to crowds and a lot of photos taken through glass walls and fences... if you had the place to yourself for photography it would a photographers dream
Starting out today walk from the attractive Cheshire village of Acton, which is mentioned in the Dooms Day book of 1086 and the site of the 1644 Battle of Nantwich in the English Civil war.
The walk today was following one of the KITTIWAKE books-"Llangollen canal"-walk number 35.
Staring point is the village Car-park at Grid 633530.
A very flat walk over waymarked fields to the Llangollan following this a detour to Snugburys ice cream to see the giant straw sculpture of peter rabbit and a ice cream, back onto the Llangollan canal to its termination point at the Shropshire canal following the canal back to Acton with a look at the battle site of 1644
Plenty of Photography along the way, the photos illustrated depicts the photography along the way
This is the first lock and entrance onto the Llangollan Canal at Hurleston junction. look closely you will see the canal boat is wedged in as they failed to take the fenders of the side of the boat, its totally wedged in, the smoke is from the engine, after 20 minutes it was freed as feeders had to be cut away from the boat
photography which i captured the moment following a red devil wing-suit balloon jump from a balloon at the international balloon festival at Llangollen on a stunning September day.
The landing sight was out of sight unforgettably, however he hit the mark on the landing sight and was traveling at 120mph when his chute opened.
One very brave man, i would of loved to of seen the view he had over the Dee Valley.
Photos are not cropped and i used my Nikon DLSR with a 300mm zoom lens
Photography throughout the Saturday from cars, model balloons, falconry, stunt bikes, through the balloon launch to red devils with a spectacular wingsuit and parachute jump and grand finale of the night time balloon glow and firework display
What a excellent mid September day for walking this Sunday, brilliant weather and walking the Llangollen canal was the right choice today.
Starting at the one of Thomas Telfords most amazing engineering projects the Pontcysyllte aqueduct ( I once took canal boat over it). also a great place to start a number of good walk. heading for Llangollen the canal path is perfect for walking and totally flat, we just completed number of walks in the hills so it was good to try a flat walk, plenty of wild life among the way and the views along the Dee valley are stunning, the leaves are starting to change and not long that the landscape will be that red and rust colour, I would happily walk the Llangollen canal in snow just to experience the change of scenery and experience the peacefulness and tranquillity .
total distance of the walk including walking around Llangollen was 15km,walking time of 3 hours 15 minutes.
I am much looking forward to the international balloon festival next week, I an writing a review on behalf of Yatter Yatter magazine and Photographing for the magazine which will be great experience.
I am currently just working on the my next walk in my walking column of Yatter Yatter which will be out November