By Mark McConville
THE STUNNING beauty of Wales has been showcased in a new book documenting the country’s most idyllic spots.
Incredible images show Cardiff Bay illuminated in a pink glow as the sun sets, Caerphilly Castle lit up at night and reflecting on a clear blue lake, and the Milky Way high above the Pentre Ifan burial chamber.
Other amazing pictures show the spectacular view from the summit of Mount Snowdon, a shooting star above the Brecon Beacons and the natural rock arch of Green Bridge on the Pembrokeshire coast.
The remarkable photographs are included in award-winning photographer Matthew Browne’s new book, Wales in Photographs, which is published by Amberley.
“My two biggest passions in life are travel and photography,” he said.
“I combine both to produce memorable and vivid imagery in stunning locations all around the world.
“I live in west Wales with my wife Louise and our son George who was born in 2017. He now has his first passport, and we’re sure to fill it with stamps as he grows up. Louise and I have visited 43 countries together, and we’ll make sure George catches up.
“We all travel together – Louise has a very busy and successful career, so while she and George enjoy putting their feet up, I tend to sneak off to investigate the photography opportunities. For me photography is the holiday, it’s never felt like work to me, and I love what I do.
“While we’re at home, usually you can either find me in my home photography studio (purpose-built for the arrival of my son), or outside photographing the incredible scenery of Wales.”
Wales has a great diversity of beautiful landscapes, historical treasures and fascinating man-made heritage. Photographer Mathew Browne has captured the country’s essence in this collection of stunning images.
With rugged mountains and peaceful lakes, quiet rural locations, breathtaking coastline and islands, three National Parks, ancient castles, and historic towns and cities.
Wales in Photographs displays the country at its best. For those who are proud to live in the country, as well as those visiting, this book is a must. Look through these photographs and you will quickly see why this small country in the British Isles has such enduring appeal.