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Saturday, March 29, 2008

PhotoHunt: High



I haven't participated in for the last few weeks. No particular reason - I've just not felt like blogging as much as I normally do. I'm late, but as the old saying goes, better late than never.

For the first couple of images, I've dug up some old pics from a CD, which were taken on my first ever digital camera. It had a resolution of just 2.2 MP, so the pics aren't of the best quality. The first one shows the high clock tower at Swansea's Guildhall. The Guildhall houses several departments of the local council, as well as a concert hall known as the Brangwyn Hall, and some courtrooms.



This immense, high hill is called Constitution Hill. I call it Constipation Hill, because it's a pain in the butt to climb! You will need to click the image to see the full-sized version, to realize just how high this hill is. I live at the top of this hill, but you can't see my house in the pic, as it is a fair walk away from the area shown.



These next images were all taken on my current camera. They show a high tide at Swansea Bay, caused by a storm surge. I didn't use fancy effects in this shot - the colours you see were caused by the stormy weather.



The following pics are a little blurred, because my lens kept getting splashed with salty sea spray.







I had to abandon my walk at this point, as the waves were so high, they kept coming over the barriers and soaking the promenade.



Anyway, those are my pics for this week's PhotoHunt. I'm now going to snuggle up in front of the fire, because there's a high wind screeching outside, not to mention the heavy rain. Have a great weekend!

27 comments:

Dragonstar said...

Lovely series of pictures for "high" - we were talking of the Guildhall only this morning!

TiOheM said...

I laughed about the Constipation Hills. You have nice entries for "high" theme.

Flo said...

Great pictures. Love the high tide pics, definitely makes it hard to walk. Mine's up over at Flo's Place

Hootin' Anni said...

You've shared some great photos for the theme this week. Of course living by the ocean as I do, I can't help but love the wave action you've captured.

Happy weekend.

John said...

Excellent collection..for the theme!

ellen b said...

These photos are marvelous! I espcially love the high tide! Have a great rest of the weekend...

the teach said...

Siani, the high seas are scary looking! Thanks for stopping by my PH post and commenting! :D

Liz said...

Great photos. I drove past Constitution Hill this week and thought I should take a photo of it! For no particular reason I just thought it would be interesting. Great minds obviously!

Daisy said...

I really like the high seas pictures! But I would not enjoy walking up that very high hill.

Aileni said...

Great shots again, Siani. I have a 1956 shot of Constitution on my Scrapblog. Have they taken the church away on the corner or is the red building a new incarnation?

claudie said...

Great shots for the theme! And lot of humour with the constipation hill! ha!ha!

Patricia said...

Nice selection of photographs, Siani. I know what you mean about wanting to take a break from blogging for a while. I *almost* didn't participate in the photohunt this week. Despite the stormy weather, I hope you are having a wonderful and restful weekend.

BlogScope said...

I like the way you put consistency in your photography, indeed you have a very nice post!!!

Check mine HERE!!!

Have a great Weekend!!!

denz said...

Wow! I love your picture, just keep it up and enjoy!!!

check mine also:
PHOTOHUNTER-1
PHOTOHUNTER-2

Happy Weekend guys!!!

Gattina said...

I love the pictures of the rough sea !! The waves are really very high !!

Skittles said...

There was a hill like that where I used to live. My old car would groan every time I'd try to drive up it. LOL.

I love the water pictures. You really captured the power of the storm. :)

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

All of those are wonderful examples of high! We really like the high tide photos - beautiful!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Lovely photos! Almost makes me wish I still lived near the ocean.

Daisy said...

ps: I just had to come back to tell you this: I am working on a Lemonade Stand idea for next week! Great minds think alike...

jams o donnell said...

Nice shots Siani, One look at Constipation Hill and I'm glad that Essex is as flat as Tara Palmer Tomkinson's chest! Happy weekend

poor man's nicole richie said...

consti what? LOL.
the high tides are scary and you're too brave to stay by the promenade.

sorry for the late visit. my PC just came off bypass.

Morning Sniffles

pelfy said...

WHoa! Those are strong waves. Cool set of 'high' pictures. happy weekend.

Sarge Charlie said...

those are som great photos, excellent choice

Gellianne said...

Glad to see you again!
Great photos as always!
Take care!

A. said...

Sorry for coming by so late :(
I particularly love the sea pictures. Very dramatic and moody!

sianiworld said...

Just testing my OpenID thingy.

Misty Dawn said...

The pictures are great for the theme. Awesome post, my friend!

By the way, sorry for the spam but I'm helping Barb/Skittles let everyone on the Heads Or Tails blogroll know that HoT has a home of its own! You can find it HERE.
See ya on Tuesday!

 
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