Barry photographer views Vale year ahead
4:02pm Monday 4th November 2013 in News
A BARRY photographer is hoping to capture residents’ interests as he launches his second calendar celebrating Vale locations – just in time for Christmas.
Forty-nine-year-old dad-of-two Callum Hamilton has built on his 2013 success with his Barry calendar to produce the Vale of Glamorgan Coast 2014 edition.
The A4-sized calendar, A3 when open, features 12 landscape photographs of the Vale coast, with images taken in or near Penarth, Sully, Barry, Rhoose, Llantwit Major and Southerndown.
Callum, of Canon Street, said: “Last year’s Barry calendar was well received and sold out a few days before Christmas.
“It was really on the back of the last one’s success that I decided to try my luck with another Barry calendar for 2014.
“It found a market last year so hopefully it will again this year. I think people like to support local ventures and this calendar of course isn’t just produced locally but showcases the local environment too.
“For doing a Vale coast calendar for 2014 I had a couple of thoughts, one being that people who bought the Barry calendar last year may like one that still included beautiful images of Barry but also other lovely nearby places. People outside of Barry may like a calendar featuring their local landscapes but as these were smaller places I decided to spread my coverage along the coast of the Vale.”
He added: “I find picking a favourite quite tough and on another day might choose differently, but I’ll say the December image as I like the unusualness of the snow on the beach and the colourful evening sky.”
He added: “For me they are a pleasing mixture of good planning and good fortune. With the two sunrise shots, I knew the dates and time the sun would be rising at the end of the pier and beside Steep Holm and made sure I was where I needed to be when I needed to be there but, of course, I could only hope the weather would be kind.”
The calendar is also available on eBay or from:
Windsor Bookshop, 9a Windsor Road, Penarth.
The Forest Café, Porthkerry Park, Barry.
The Post Office, High St, Barry.
The Lake Shop, Bron Y Mor, by the Knap Gardens, Barry
WG Davies, 38 High St, Cowbridge.
Cowbridge Bookshop, 72 Eastgate, Cowbridge.
The Beach Café, Llantwit Major.
Nickleby's Bookstore, 6 Poundfield Precinct, Llantwit Major.
The Three Horseshoes, Moulton.
The Fox & Hounds, Llancarfan.
Alternatively, visit www.callumhamilton.co.uk