Abercastle, North Pembrokeshire, Wales by Bob Culshaw

Abercastle, North Pembrokeshire, Wales by 

A handheld 3 frame image of this lovely little village and harbour.


Canon 400D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm EF-S USM lens @ 26mm. ISO 200, f11, 1/180sec. Shot in RAW at -2,0,+2 EV’s, tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 3.2.6 to create an HDR image and finished in CS4

165 views 13 favouritings at 27th August 2010

Abercastle (Welsh: Abercastell) is a village in the Welsh language speaking area of Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales. Abercastle has a working harbour which is managed by Abercastle Boat Owners Association. The harbour was the landing site of the first single handed atlantic sailing west to east in 1876 starting from Gloucester, Massachusetts by the Danish born fisherman, Alfred “Centennial” Johnson.

Alfred Johnson landed at Abercastle on Saturday, August 12, 1876 after sixty six days sailing from Gloucester Massachusetts, becoming the first person to make the single-handed Atlantic crossing. Johnson, a Danish born fisherman, used a small dory named ‘Centennial’. managed an average pace of about 70 miles (110 km) a day, quite respectable for such a small boat in the open sea, and survived a gale which capsized the boat.

A plaque made of Welsh Slate is located on the quay wall near the slipway and was unveiled by Alfred Johnson’s grandson, Charlie Dickman on October 17, 2003. Local author Rob Morris has also written a book about the crossing called Alfred “Centennial” Johnson. St Davids poet Tony Davies also dedicated the following to Alfred Johnson:

Sixty six days, three thousand miles,Record breaking, Abercastle smiles,Liverpool, trip complete,The courage of Captain Johnson and Centennial’s feat.

Abercastle is an old trading harbour which exported local slate and grain, limestone, butter, honey, corn, and some coal. There are also the remains of nineteenth century limekilns.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Featured in ‘Art and Photography’ Group 4th August 2010

Featured in ‘Celtic Realm’ Group 15th August 2010



  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot of this beautiful looking location Bob!

  • Thanks Shaun, I appreciate your comment – yes just one of the many stages on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...over 4 years ago

    nice viewpoint on this one Bob

  • Thanks Ryan.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesover 4 years ago

    Nice shot Bob

  • Thank you so much Kelvin.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Elena Skvortsova
    Elena Skvortsovaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful shot!

  • Thank you so much Elena.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenover 4 years ago

    Stunning view Bob,it reminds me of Boscastle in Cornwall..

  • Thank you so much Jamie, I know what you mean but I think Boscastle has a much narrower entrance.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Ian English
    Ian Englishover 4 years ago

    I love this image Bob. So much to look at. Beautifully handled HDR.

  • Thank you so much Ian, I appreciate that.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 4 years ago

    Nicely done indeed Bob. Low tide images can be a lot more interesting in so many ways and this is a classic example of that. Your HDR treatment has been very tastefully done, too. I like it.

  • Thank you so much Peter, hope things are well with you in the WA winter!

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Wonderful vista Bob, a superb view and good HDR …

  • Thank you Tom, your comments are always appreciated.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 4 years ago

    Stunning shot Bob..

  • Thank you so much Jase.

    – Bob Culshaw

  • tinnieopener
    tinnieopenerover 4 years ago

    Fabulous work Bob…..Fave Mate:o)

  • Thank you so much Mark and for the fave. Very much appreciated.

    – Bob Culshaw

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