CARDIFF BAY SERIES - Scott Warne Photography

CARDIFF BAY PHOTO SERIES

Cardiff has been named as one of the top 10 cities in Europe. Over 319,700 friendly people live here and call it home.

We have 149 pubs, bars and nightclubs (18 of them on the waterfront), 73 restaurants and 125 hotels. Today, the Cardiff docklands area is known as Cardiff Bay and it has been transformed by the Cardiff Barrage that impounds the Rivers Taff and the Ely to create a massive fresh-water lake.

A number of boat tours operate from Mermaid Quay, which allow you to gain an understanding of the history and fauna of this exciting and upcoming area.


THE FACE

Image of the Pierhead building in Cardiff Bay with the War Memorial if the foreground.

The memorial was shot with 2 off-camera lights to illuminate the face - A set up that took a long time to come together as it had to be the right conditions and the right sky with no people walking into the shot.

Received a "Highly Commended Award" from the Societies.


THE MINER

The Iconic Lightship thats sits in the background of this image has now been moved from the dock. Sold for little more than the £1 it was bought for in 1993, the ship was moved from its mooring at Roath Basin on May 15 2015 to Alexandra Dock by tug before leaving for the city for good on to start a new life as a floating museum at Newham on the River Severn in Gloucestershire.

The vessel, originally a floating light house commissioned for UK waters in 1953, was brought to Cardiff from Cumbria and visited by thousands of people becoming an iconic feature of the rejuvenated Cardiff Bay.

The statue is known as “Pit to Port”. This sculpture features an over life size coal miner, leaning against a dram which contains a pit winding wheel, smoking factory chimney and a ship.

The statue clearly demonstrate the cycle of the coal industry, which the Cardiff docklands were originally well known for.


THE CELTIC RING

This image was shot at around 6am on a spring morning so I could get a clean shot with no people in the scene.

The image shows the Pierhead building from another angle and also the Celtic Ring sculpture by Harvey Hood which marks the beginning of the Taff Trail.

Its a long exposure image capturing the movement of the sky to add drama.


WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE

Wales Millennium Centre (Welsh: Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru) is an arts centre located in the Cardiff Bay area of Cardiff, Wales.

The site covers a total area of 4.7 acres. Phase 1 of the building was opened during the weekend of the 26–28 November 2004 and phase 2 opened on 22 January 2009 with an inaugural concert.

The centre has hosted performances of opera, ballet, dance, comedy and musicals.


ROALD DAHL PLAS

Roald Dahl Plass is a public space in Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales. It is named after Cardiff-born author Roald Dahl, and is located on the coast along the south of the city centre.

The square is home to the Senedd (Welsh Assembly Building) and the Wales Millennium Centre, a performing arts centre.

The bowl-like shape of the space has made it a popular amphitheatre for hosting open-air concerts. Shot early AM for a clean image and using a 10-stop filter for a long exposure image to create movement in the sky.


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