Mobile phones can be cameras too

Hello All!

Well, judging by the activity of late, hello a couple of people. I know I haven’t posted for a while but this has mainly been due to days off and busyness at work, so my apologies for that.

Instead of raiding my camera this time, I decided to go a little out on a limb and post some pictures that I have taken from my phone as I have zipped around the county. These are mainly pictures that I have snapped early on in work during the recent icy winter we had but also some unusual stuff I hope that you may say…oooh, never seen that before.

Anyway to begin, a fairly standard sunset trip over to Newgale with one of the few times I was passing without my camera. Typically, there were some nice clouds about and things got nice towards the end but I managed to take a few snaps on the phone. Firstly this strange cloud moved over the beach….

A strange clooud looming over the beach in Newgale

A strange cloud looming over the beach in Newgale

Things settled after that into a nice normal sunset although it did stay just yellow like you see here, no pinks or reds this time so not great loss that I was just using the phone!

A good bright sunset, shame it was about 0C at the time of taking this!

A good bright sunset, shame it was about 0C at the time of taking this!

The next few pictures I took were on my very early starts when I was back and forth to Bridgend for work. If anyone looked at the videos I posted regards the snow, it was about this time I took the following. In the first instance, there was an ice halo around the sun; always amazing to see the sheer lack of reaction when you see these. After all, it’s not all that common but people don’t even bother to have a glance…in fact most looked at me taking pictures like I was mad.

Yes it's a bit blurry and covered in spots but it was taken through the window of a moving train on a phone. I'm not that good!

Yes it’s a bit blurry and covered in spots but it was taken through the window of a moving train on a phone. I’m not that good!

Moving on, it’s amazing what you can see when you look close enough. This ice was on the lid of a bin I was stood next too on the platform one morning.

A little forest of ice, soon to disappear in the sun

A little forest of ice, soon to disappear in the sun

Back to the beloved car, which has since moved on to the forecourt of my local Ford dealer as I now have the new one. Later on in the cold but the sun was still not that strong I parked up one morning to see the sun showing some lovely patterns in the frost on my roof. Again, look close enough and you can see lots of interesting stuff!

Frost feathers now lit by the sun that i didn't even notice getting in the car

Frost feathers now lit by the sun that i didn’t even notice getting in the car

Finally, this was an image a took on the way to the Aberystwyth office one day; the videos I posted of the waves on the sea front? This is the aftermath around the bandstand. You may be able to see a little bit of the steps to the beach just poking out but now all covered in sand and gravel. A pretty good illustration why you should never mess with the sea.

A partially swamped Bandstand in Aberystwyth...still, it makes beach access a bit easier if you hate steps!

A partially swamped Bandstand in Aberystwyth…still, it makes beach access a bit easier if you hate steps!

Talking of messing with the sea, I am doing just that tomorrow as the yacht is back in the water and I have been prodded into being crew again. Hopefully this time it won’t be quite as cold as the sun is higher, the days longer and not quite so wet. Maybe. You can never predict anything can you? I am reliably informed that this boat is faster (for faster, read smaller and harder to move around in/on) and there is a chance we may actually win something this year but that’s not really my aim, I enjoy the fresh air and the different perspective more.

Hope there was some interesting stuff that you hadn’t seen before as I said, thanks for dropping in, see you soon.

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