Slideshow: Taking a snap of Cardiff in black and white

March 25, 2011 2 Comments »
Slideshow: Taking a snap of Cardiff in black and white

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We’re used to seeing the Welsh capital in all its colourful glory – but these photos by a local photographer show Cardiff in a different light.

Evoking the threatening mood of 1980s Eastern Europe the photos by Simon Boughton show famous and not so famous sights.

From the back streets of Caerau to the splendour of City Hall at night – the black and white shots bring out a different colour of Cardiff.

Mr Boughton, whose father used to work for the Western Mail and Echo, posted the photos on his Flickr account.

He said: “I’m a Cardiffian and I enjoy taking photos around the city. For ages my interest was sparked by my father who had many a camera – in fact I’ve lost count of how many he had.

“My photography took off in 2000 went I went travelling and has become a major part of my life ever since. When I’m not working I’m always snapping away.”

What do you think of the photos? Have you taken any interesting photos of Cardiff? Let us know in the comments below

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  1. Frank Williams August 26, 2011 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    I didnt see any shots of the bay area "opposite" pier head. I worked on the spot that is now the norwegian church. In 1963 is was the depot of Percy Trentham and I was a wood-machinist. I took numerous photos at that time. Later in the late eighties I worked at Cardiff bay Training centre of which I have more photos.In the begining of the"development" of the "The Bay" my hobby of photography became interesting. I have numerous shots of what is now "The Basin", When I took the shots it was a basin which had in it "The Sea Alarm" which was the last steam driven tug, later to be scrapped, iI believe in 1992. The maritime museum at that time gave me permision to board her and have a ball (with the camera) I did. Lots of shots I see of Pier Hd. are usually from the spot from where I worked, but there doesnt seem to be any of Percy Trenthham's ( except the ones I have)
    Most of my material are now filed negs, and on PC.
    If interested I would be glad to share them with Wales on line.

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