Photographing North Wales: A photo-location guidebook (Fotovue Photographing Guide)

January 20, 2019 - Comment

Author and local North Wales photographer Simon Kitchin describes over 100 locations and several hundred viewpoints for the reader to visit. Each location chapter starts with an overview describing historical, literary, geological, and natural history features including the photographic potential of a location. Suggested photographic viewpoints are described at each location along with advice on

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Author and local North Wales photographer Simon Kitchin describes over 100 locations and several hundred viewpoints for the reader to visit. Each location chapter starts with an overview describing historical, literary, geological, and natural history features including the photographic potential of a location. Suggested photographic viewpoints are described at each location along with advice on how to take the best photographs whilst there.It is lavishly illustrated with over 300 high quality colour photographs of North Wales landscapes. This guidebook will appeal to both keen photographers and anybody with a camera who visits North Wales. The locations include:Big Landscapes and Panoramas * Lighthouses * Beaches * Mountains * Villages * CastlesAbbeys * Churches * Waterfalls * Lakes * Wildlife * Slate Quarries * Heritage Steam Railways Industrial Heritage * Military Aircraft * Shows and Events * Gardens * Historic Houses Seaside Resorts * The best places for coastal sunsetsIncluding North Wales’ Five UNESCO World Heritage sites: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal, the castles of Beaumaris and Harlech, and the medieval castles and fortified towns of Caernarfon and Conwy.MapsOS style maps produced by Don Williams of Bute Cartographics are used throughout, along with lat-long co-ordinates, map co-ordinates and postal codes for each location. Access information including whether a location is accessible by wheelchairThe introduction to the book includes chapters on seasonal highlights, best times to visit, how to get around the North Wales and the weather. On the front flap of the book there are a sun compass and sun elevation graphic, and sunset/ sunrise times throughout the year.

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Anonymous says:

Exceptionally helpful – just go and buy it! An exceptional book. This was a gift (my wife even used my account to buy it!) and arrived a week before my first ever visit to Anglesey. The information was especially valuable when the weather turned against us on Anglesey and we decided to venture on to the mainland (thank you Ophelia) so our pre-planned itinerary went out of the door. I would recommend this unreservedly for the images, the useful information and the inspiration. I will be back in Snowdonia at some point next year and this…

Anonymous says:

As good as it gets Like many other reviewers, this is a terrific book full of excellent photo ideas. The colour photos in this book are excellent and the suggestions and guides to the locations are clear and straight forward.We have visited North Wales and Anglesey several times and I genuinely don’t think that you could buy a better book if you have an interest in the area. Recommended without question.As a postscript to this review, the packaging was awful as the book was sent is a card…

Anonymous says:

Stunning Wales photography guide I have yet to visit Wales, but I’ve heard so many great things about this country. This wonderful book gives so much insight to the northern part, which, amongst other things, is famous for the mountainous Snowdonia region. But there is so much more on offer here; the beautiful coastline, fabulous waterfalls, so many picturesque lighthouses, the island of Anglesey, slate quarries & castles, to name but a few!This is the second in the PhotoVue series I’ve now read (Lake District…

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