I had the pleasure of exploring Cardiff Bay early one morning a couple of weeks ago with my camera. The light was good, and the lack of crowds made for different scenes than you’d typically see around here. Usually, Cardiff Bay is full of crowds, especially when the weather is good. But I was here at 6am in the morning, and there were no crowds then. So I had the place to myself. I was fortunate, as the weather was beautiful, with clear skies and no wind. The lack of wind helped set up some great photographs of the bay, which was completely still and with a fine mirror finish.
My exposures were f22 at ~1 second, and people passing through were blurred, including a couple walking past the front doors of the Millennium Centre, which you can just make out. The Millennium Centre is now probably Cardiff’s most famous landmark. The building with the copper roof and the inscription, ‘In these stones, horizons sing’. Possibly the most famous landmark, or a close second after the Principality Stadium, AKA Cardiff Arms Park, home to Welsh Rugby. But Cardiff Bay is now quite photogenic, with sculptures, buildings, views and more to see and photograph.