A quick trip out to see and a try at photoing a new location we had not been to before, Saturday afternoon and the day started with a “I dunno what to go and see”, me and a friend (Danny Wilson) where hatching a plan a few weeks back to see South Stack Light house. I wanted to get a milky way shot and he wanted to get a sunset shot. We both though that doing it all in one trip would work out well, though this time the weather conditions where not favourable for either picture we still set off and thought; lets just see what we can do regardless.
When we got there we suddenly realised that the sky was full of cloud that was not moving in the upper stratosphere and this would block us both from what we came to chance. However this did not put us off from staying a few hours and exploring.
After this we settled in and started to get some shots taken from various locations on the cliff edges and sides. We found the best angle was from the left side looking out with the cliffs on the right side of frame, along the way we both noticed that there was also an abundance of wildlife and views around other than the lighthouse.
At one of the upper parts of the cliffs there was a lookout that that gave a great top done view of the lighthouse where we met a local chap, I assume he was local as he could pronounce the Welsh place names that I could not, still something that I have yet to master. He was very helpful and saved us time getting to a good vantage point.
One thing that we did not expect was having no phone signal, this did hamper us as we wanted to take photos from different locations and had to work out how to meet back up again in the dark for the journey back home. In the end we worked in close proximity to get our individual shots taken, and to make sure the other was safe around the cliff edges.
All in all well worth the trip and I will be back again in clearer weather to grab the ever elusive milky way image I am searching for.
“South Stack Lighthouse was built by Trinity House in 1809, marking a tiny islet off Anglesey at the north west tip of Wales. ” – www.southstacklighthouse.com