Holiday Report – 15 June 2016

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Today’s fun and games started with a visit to the Dean Forest Railway, where I spotted a strange figure on the platform:

Waiting for a train

Waiting for a train

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/5.6
Shutter speed: 1/500s
Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 320
Taken: 15 June, 2016
Location: 51° 44.147′ 0″ N 2° 32.3753′ 0″ W

The strange figure stopped wandering off in time to get on the train:

Today's Transport

Today’s Transport

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/500s
Focal length: 16mm
ISO: 2000
Taken: 15 June, 2016
Location: 51° 44.1491′ 0″ N 2° 32.3688′ 0″ W

We then had a ride up and down the line (as you do).

From there we went to Monmouth, where we had some lunch at a convenient Caffe Nero, and saw some interesting things, such as a very old bridge complete with gatehouse:

Monnow Bridge

Monnow Bridge

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/10
Shutter speed: 1/500s
Focal length: 32.1mm
ISO: 800
Taken: 15 June, 2016
Location: 51° 48.5546′ 0″ N 2° 43.175′ 0″ W

And some cool tourist information stuff in the form of an artwork:

Tourist Information

Tourist Information

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/11
Shutter speed: 1/500s
Focal length: 20mm
ISO: 400
Taken: 15 June, 2016
Location: 51° 48.524′ 0″ N 2° 43.217′ 0″ W

We then had a quick diversion to Raglan Castle, which will be visited properly at some point in the future. This is what it looks like:

Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle

Camera: X-T1
Aperture: ƒ/8
Shutter speed: 1/640s
Focal length: 16mm
ISO: 200
Taken: 15 June, 2016
Location: 51° 46.212′ 0″ N 2° 50.9697′ 0″ W

And then we came back to Pencoed.

More photos wlll follow…