24 November 2021

Supporting a local photographer

 I have spent a lot of time plastering my walls with pictures that remind of beautiful places I have been, and lovely people I know. Above my desk there are pictures from the glacier course I did in Norway, with next to that a picture from Greenland. I have relatives in the living room. There are pictures from Iceland and Norway and Svalbard and Wales all over the place. The vast majority I took myself. But some of them were taken by others.

Above the stairs I have some pictures of Bethesda in the past; three quite old pictures I found in the local charity shop, and a picture that has my house seen from the spoil heaps of the local slate quarry (Pant Dreiniog; not Penrhyn). But when a shop opened where they sell local produce, a local photographer  called Rhys Wyn Parry (who may or may not be this one) started to use it as an outlet at well. He takes pictures in the immediate surroundings. I know the surroundings well, but he clearly has a good eye for composition and light and whatnot, and a good camera. So by now I have bought two of his framed pictures.

One is hanging underneath the stairs. The other one has gone above the big fireplace in the landing. I like them! They remind me of why I love this landscape. And I am supporting the local economy. A win for everyone!

View on Tryfan above the fireplace

This is Nant Ffrancon, but it's hard to see that on a picture given its dark location

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