Autumnal Trees below the Lenggries Hut

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Lenggries Hut Charles Kenwright

Autumnal trees below the Lenggries hut.
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This area of the Bavarian Pre-alps has a lot of forest. The deciduous trees´leaves are all turning now, giving splashes and points of colour in an otherwise sombre scene.

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Early Morning view of the Wetterstein Massif

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Zugspitze Charles Kenwright

Looking over towards the Zugspite from the Seekarkreuz
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The weather forecast for last weekend was perfect! After a lot of snow early in the week, a high was forecast to appear on Friday, bringing with it good weather and a mixture of sun and cloud for the weekend. So I was up at the Lenggries hut in the Bavarian Prealps on Saturday to photograph the sunset and Sunday´s dawn. But the best laid plans etc. – the weather kicked in rain which basically washed out the photography on Saturday. Non the less on Sunday I was up early, left the hut in the dark and tramped up through soft, wet snow to the summit of Seekarkreuz (1600m) to see what would happen. As it turned out I did get some interesting and moody lighting, which this shot of the Zugspitze (2962m), Germany´s highest mountain, shows. A hole in the clouds allowed the sun to strike the snow fields on the mountain to the right of the Zugspitze for a few minutes.

Then it was down to the hut for breakfast and a welcome coffee. Needles to say, as I came out of the forest on the way down to the car, I was met by warm sunshine. Typical really, but “no pain, no gain” and I was pleased with the results from the Seekarkreuz!

 

Lligwy Chapel, Anglesey, Wales, UK

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Lligwy Chapel Charles Kenwright

Lligwy Chapel, Anglesey, Wales
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This tiny early 12th century church was a chapel at ease for the widespread community of Penrhos Lligwy. The Bellcot and upper parts of the church show signs of rebuilding in the 14th century and small extension with a burial vault beneath was added in the 16th. This hidden corner of Anglesey is well worth a visit, as well as this pretty chapel, it has the remains of a small village dating back to, at least, Roman times and a Neolithic Burial Chamber.

The Mersey Docks and Harbour Board’s Pilot Jetty at Point Lynas, Anglesey, UK

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Point Lynas Charles Kenwright

The Mersey Docks and Harbour Board’s Pilot Jetty at Point Lynas, Anglesey, UK
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Anglesey lies in the approaches to the River Mersey and the port of Liverpool. This jetty at Point Lynas, just next to the small lighthouse, is sometimes used by Mersey Pilots to board their Cutters and go out to the waiting ships to guide them into the River Mersey. Point Lynas is situated on the north east side of the island. I took this shot at 6.30pm., it was already getting dark and the light was failing quickly, which for me, only added to the mystery and beauty of the place.

Late Evening, Pointe du Raz, South Finistère, Brittany, France

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Point du Raz Charles Kenwright

Pointe du Raz, South Finistère, Brittany, Bretagne
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This is the nautical radio communications centre at Pointe du Raz. It was another big coastal sky but this time coupled with a howling gale blowing in from the Atlantic. A scene both breathtaking in the visual as well as physical sense!

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Leaden Sky, Penmarch, South Finistère, Brittany, France

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Penmarch Charles Kenwright

Penmarch, South Finistère, Brittany, France
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Some of the most interesting landscapes, or in this seascape, are, at first look, the most gloomy. The remains of the concrete pier are, I have to admit, pretty ugly, the sky is one of those “is it going to pour down?” skies, but non the less, the place has a certain gravity – it fascinated me more than if it had had a blue sky and nice fluffy sheepy clouds. But there again, I do tend towards a certain gloom in my photography.

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Misty Sunrise, Rivière de Morlaix, North Finistère, Brittany, France

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Morlaix Charles Kenwright

Misty Sunrise, Rivière de Morlaix, North Finistère
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The tide was out, revealing the mud banks. The sun shone through the early morning mist giving the scene a ghostly feel. It was a wonderful 30 minutes or so until the mist was burnt off and the atmosphere was gone.