Trackday at Trac Mon

Clear skies and a drying track greeted the participants at the Track day at the Trac Mon circuit, Anglesey on the 4th February 2018.

My bonus for the day was a track session with Riccardo Losselli in a stunning Alfa 4C, a beautiful car driven by a real character. Many thanks Ricky 🙂

This page has images from the day which are freely available to anyone who wishes to keep a memory of the event or make a print. The on-line images are sized and optimised for use on social media (right click the image and select save image as..), if they are used I would ask that a credit be given.

If you would like a print file then please e-mail me at kevin@photosbykev.com quoting the number of the image(s) and I will send you the image files that you can print locally. No catch, no charge, just my way of supporting the track event. If you wish to give a small donation to support Help for Heroes then please use Mission Motorsport.

Parys Mountain VR Tour

The Parys mountain on Anglesey contains the Mona and Parys copper mines. The copper was first extracted in the Bronze age to make crude but effective tools. Over the centuries the mines have been worked until the 1900’s.

A detailed history of the mine workings can be found on the Parys Underground Group website and visitors to the island can see some of the history and artifacts at the Copper Kingdom centre run by the Amlwch Industrial Heritage Trust in the Amlwch port.

The virtual tour has been created using a Canon 5D3 camera and Samyang 14mm lens mounted on a panoramic head. Each panorama contains 17 HDR images created from 51 raw exposures taken @ -2, 0 and +2 stops and stitched in Autopano Giga software. The underground panoramas were lit with a single Canon 600RT flashgun.

Hint: if you want to go straight to the underground tours look at your feet on the VR tour above

Drift Matsuri 2016

The 2016 Drift Matsuri event (#Driftmatsuri2016) took place over the weekend of the 29-30th October on the Anglesey circuit.

This page has images from the event which are freely available to anyone who wishes to keep a memory of the event or make a print. There are over 300 images so grab a coffee and get comfy 🙂 #Driftmatsuri2016 #Driftmatsuri

If you would like a print file then please e-mail me at kevin@photosbykev.com quoting the number of the image(s) and I will send you the image files that you can print locally. No catch, no charge, just my way of supporting the event but if you wish to donate something to the Wales Air Ambulance then please feel free to do so.

Super Moon Lunar Eclipse

A super moon was totally eclipsed during the early hours of the 28th September 2015, the media were calling it a “Super Blood Moon Eclipse” I just thought is was awesome :).

I spent the night photographing the event from a beautiful beach location on Anglesey called Cwyfan.

This timelapse video is from a camera fitted to a tracking mount so it could photograph just the moon at 30 second intervals for the duration of the eclipse.

The contact sheet contains moon images from phase U1 until phase U4

Two other static DSLR cameras were also shooting wide field images for a timelapse sequence.

So I ended up with almost 2000 raw images of the event. The images on this post use the background captured at totality with differing numbers of moon images overlaid on top of it. A desktop (1920×1080) photograph of the “Nine moons of Cywfan” can be downloaded below.

A 1920×1080 version for your personal desktop only. Not to be uploaded to other websites or used for commercial purposes

It should be noted that the ‘Super moon’ in these images is between 4 and 9 times larger than actual reality. There is only only a small percentage change in the size of the moon from it’s nearest to farthest point in it’s orbit. This change can be captured and measured with a camera but it is less obvious to the human eye.