Photographer's Note

Now, why has he posted a picture of a street sign ?

Maybe it was a photographic reason ? Well not exactly, but it was a challenge, without unpacking the tripod, and with only my own, or passing others', headlights to work with. Trying to avoid glare from the reflective material, my own dipped headlights were not enough, beam was too much, it needed the long range of an approaching carís lights to be just right. Then, timing that with a car receding to the distance to provide a red counterpoint.. Well ! This is just one of several attempts. Try it for yourself !!

Was it learning about the world ? Well, may be. The roadsign designs that we now have here in the UK provide an interesting story. Rather than precis it all here, a couple of links for those who want to know more may be sufficient ! (try this one too, just for fun ! )

And lastly, perhaps the real reason !
TE very kindly provide us all with a map of the world, and of course our own country. Trying to change the colour of all of the UK map has become a bit of a challenge, especially as it means partner Marta, who hails from Poland, gets to see ALL of her adopted country with me, as we travel the length and breadth on our mission. And why Wrecsam ? Well it is just a small patch on the map, and running late as usual we were passing through the area in the dark, rather than daylight as planned. Having spent some time identifying which 'county' this nearly indiscernible spot on the Welsh map was, I did not want to miss the chance of a capture as we drove through. So a road sign proving our location will have to do !

Stay with us over the next few weeks, as I aim to post a series of images from west and south Wales. On the move a lot of the time, most of these pictures are roadside, usually taken in a hurry, sometimes at night, often in bad weather, but always trying to provide you the viewer with an informative picture to reflect the flavour of the location.


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