As you can read in my previous post I spent some time shooting a sunset and a sunrise in Manorbier the previous day. After a good full welsh breakfast I headed to my next destination in Marloes. The weather was really nice, warm and sunny. I wanted to discover the area walking. I parked my car at the National Trust car park and walked down to Marloes Sand beach. It took about 10 minutes to get to the coast path. The view is breathtaking from here. From Marloes Sand I walked about a mile towards Martins Havens and spent about an hour exploring this stretch of the coast. There were many gorgeous vantage points to take photos later in the golden hours.
Last week I went on a short photography trip to Pembrokeshire. I spent a night next to Tenby and three nights in Marloes. Unfortunately the weather was unusually crazy for August. I had to stay indoors whole day Friday and even Saturday morning because of the heavy rain and strong gales of 50 mph. I left home on Wednesday afternoon hoping for a sunset shoot somewhere on the coast. I had two options to choose from. The first was Skrinkle Haven Beach with its famous Church Doors rock formations in the neighbourhood of YHA Manorbier. But when I checked the area on SunCalc.org it turned out that the light wouldn't hit it nicely around sunset. So I decided to visit another location on the other side of Manorbier.
On my last visit at our little stream on the edge of our village I found that the Wild Garlic bloom still needed at least a week to reach its peak. Saturday evening the forecast said overcast with patches of sun. I decided to head out. I planned if it was sunnier I was going to shoot close-ups and if there was mostly overcast I would take intimate landscape shots.
When I switched to mirrorless in 2012 I chose the micro 4/3 system with the Panasonic GH2. On of the most offered lens of the system was the Panasonic 20mm F1.7. Although it had some shortcomings like the noisy and slow autofocus motor you could hardly complain about its image quality. It was sharp straight from F1.7, one of the best amongst the micro 4/3 lens. I used this lens a lot on photo walks and holidays. This was the point when I fell in love with the equivalent 40mm focal length.