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The Story Behind...

The story behind each my works of art...I will share a new post every week 

On the Welsh Border...and best shot was this one...

Way back on a chilly Saturday in January 2015 Martin, Dave & I all decided we would head to Symonds Yat down just a few miles from the welsh border... 

I was the driver for the day and picked them up around half 8, we wanted to get a good day down there to see what we could capture. All the information I had seen online suggested it would be a good place to visit. 

We spent quite a few hours there, firstly walking along the river Wye stopping at opportune moments to capture the river and its surroundings

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After we had done there, we then got back in the car and decided to head to the as you know, heights and me are not best of friends. The drive upwards was a slow one indeed, with a lot of drops appearing either side of me that did not help at all. 

After much swearing, we made it unscathed and I was so glad to get out the car again....then proceeded to walk the rest of the way to the very top with the viewing platform. 

Once we made the top there were amazing views for miles - but I was really struggling to get near the edge to take a photo! At one point, I was crouched down against the wall and holding my camera above the wall to get a photo - I really had not thought this through at all! 

Needless to say, I just got no photos of any note due to me being too bloody scared to stand at the edge. I did however, capture a photo I still love to this day of my uncle Dave with his camera. 

The only other images I have from the day are below, some houses from the top, the flag that was flying and some small huts on a stone plinth on the way up - the photos of the river are something I have long deleted as I don't like them at all.
I hope to get to the Forest of Dean next time, ideally Autumn 2018, it is somewhere a lot flatter that I will enjoy far better. 

Thanks for reading as always - you can check out my prints gallery here if you need something stunning for your home or office