Photography Walk with Phil Holden March 31st 2018 Caswell Bay(Now fully booked*)

Explore the photographic opportunities on Gower with experienced location photographer Phil Holden

The AGNES, of West Hartlepool, aground at Whiteshell Point just to the east of Caswell. (Photographed by James Andrews, from the Gareth Mills collection) The port Anchor is still plainly visible
This steamship, registered at West Hartlepool, went ashore at Whiteshell Point (between Caswell and Langland) in the early hours of 8 October 1886. The crew were able to get ashore as she was very close in. The engine was salvaged before she was pounded to pieces by a storm a week later. Her hull and machinery was sold to the Bristol shipbreaker John Hurley for £272 and the boat and compasses raised £33.

Follow the footpath to the scene of the SS Agnes wreck and then onto Langland Point. The especially low tide on the 31st reveals the propellor and boiler of the cargo ship, which was travelling from Rouen to Swansea, and was wrecked when sheltering from a gale in Caswell Bay. The low tide also extends the coastal habitat considerably and so too the opportunity for wildlife photos while the path itself reveals landscapes all along the way. There is also the chance of surfing photography.

Returning to the café at approximately 3.00pm for refreshments and editing - a chance to download digital photos to a laptop for this web page -

As the tide moves in and the light lowers, there will be a further opportunity for photography on the beach for those interested.

The workshop will explore what makes a good photograph in terms of composition and subject matter. Phil will share his 30 years' experience as a professional photographer, and give tips and advice for taking the best photographs.
Participants will need to bring their own camera equipment, plus food and drink (also available at the café) and be prepared to walk between two and three miles on the surfaced hilly coast path.
Saturday 31st March
11.30 am - 4.00 pm
Workshop capacity: Maximum of eight people
Age Restrictions: Suitable for all ages from eleven years upwards.
Start Location: Surfside Cafe, Caswell Bay, SA3 3BS.
Park in Caswell Bay car park. Daily parking tickets cost £5
Free with advance booking :

Event Organiser: Gower Open Studio

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