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    Posted: 10 June 2014 at 01:16
When I announced our plan to visit northwest Wales in May/June, Alan (from Bangor) and Richard(T), both 'connaisseurs' of this part of the world, suggested a mini Dyxum meet.

It's always a pleasure to meet Dyxumers and so we actually had two meets!

Let's start with the June 1 meet on Anglesey.

And of course first of all the group shot:

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from left to right: mrs darosa aka Marjo, darosa/Leo, Richard(T) and Alan(frombangor). Also present but invisible under the table is Dyxum dog Dipper

This shot was taken in the darosa campervan during a spell of inevitable Welsh rain ...

We started our exploration of Anglesey at the South Stack Cliffs: spectacular coastal scenery with bird cliffs and a famous lighthouse.

2 Guillemots, South Stack Cliffs


3 Peregrine with chick


These were taken with the a99 + Sony AF Reflex 500/8 (handheld). This is really a very good lens, lightweight, sharp and AF is spot on usually.

4 The lighthouse

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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 June 2014 at 07:49
A very enjoyable mini-meet, it was good to meet Leo and family and also to go shooting with Richard, we'd met previously for a pint when he was working in Bangor.

5. South Stack lighthouse (A55 and CZ 16-80)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2014 at 08:30
Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:


2 Guillemots, South Stack Cliffs

4 The lighthouse

Wonderful Leo. More please   
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2014 at 08:32
Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:


5. South Stack lighthouse

Lovely viewpoint with the flowers on the foreground. The shot is rotated i'm afraid - check the horizon. TFS Alan.    
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Michele, you are the new Brettania

Richard, you you want to post any from South Stack before we move on to Parys mountain?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darosa Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2014 at 12:33
[QUOTE=alanfrombangor] Michele, you are the new Brettania

But I must say I noticed it too Alan.

Thanks for your comments Michele.
New posts are coming soon: we must show Parys to Dyxum (but preferably after Richard has contributed his SSS (South Stack shots)).
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 June 2014 at 14:10
Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

But I must say I noticed it too Alan.
What did you notice, that the horizon was not straight or that MichelvA became a new member of the horizon police

Btw, the dust bunny dusters also found something, on the horizon about 1/5th from the left

Lovely shots btw, must have been a great location and the group shot is priceless. Was that taken after the walk, you all look a bit tired and ragged (except Marjo of course )?

Looking forward to more, North Wales is certainly on my list of "places to visit". Last time I was there (and climbed part of mount Snowdon) was more than 20 years ago, so it has been way too long to go back.

Edited by pegelli - 11 June 2014 at 16:24
Mind the bandwidth of others, don't link pictures larger then 1024 wide or 960 pix high, see here
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Post Options Post Options   Quote alanfrombangor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 June 2014 at 07:57
Aaargh, thanks for pointing out the dreaded dust bunnies, Pieter. And you have to come for a ride on the Welsh Highland Railway.
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This a a place holder for Richard's South Stack shots
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Parys Mountain is an incredible place. It is the site of a large copper mine that was extensively exploited in the late 18th century.

I was very glad Alan mentioned it as a possible site for our meet because it is not that prominent on the must-see locations in the tourist info on Anglesey.

To my great surprise, it reminded me very much of Landmannalaugar in Iceland. The two places must share a number of geological elements as both display a wide spectrum of colors including brown, red, purple, yellow and blue.

First of all a few overview shots to give you a 'feel' of the place:

1 Parys Mountain


2 Mynydd Parys (as it is called in Welsh)


3 Purple, red and yellow


4 And a bluer shade of pale




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On to some details.

I noticed a little stream with some fantastic colours and patterns in the water and the stones:

5 Copper stream


6 Copper stream _ 2


7 Copper stream _ 3


And who'd expect this in Wales:

8 Drought


9 And the earth cracked


BTW: all photos taken with A99 + CZ 24-70/2.8; full exif inside
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Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

Parys Mountain is an incredible place. It is the site of a large copper mine that was extensively exploited in the late 18th century.

I was very glad Alan mentioned it as a possible site for our meet because it is not that prominent on the must-see locations in the tourist info on Anglesey.

To my great surprise, it reminded me very much of Landmannalaugur in Iceland. The two places must share a number of geological elements as both display a wide spectrum of colors including brown, red, purple, yellow and blue.

Very colourful images of this beautiful place, Leo. Carefully composed and tastefully processed. I particularly like the copper streams, we have an Icelandic equivalent on the wall. We hope to be in Landmannalaugar to see the resemblance for ourselves, we are planning somewhere next week.

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Thanks Paul!
And you must bring back excellent shots from Landmannalaugar!
I hope you have plenty of time there (at least a day).
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wonderful shots of the copper mine site; wonder if you're allowed to bring a hammer to crack a few of those rocks
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