Alan Barrett Images | Intimate Landscapes | Slate

On the Pembrokeshire coast is an abandoned slate quarry where the slate cut from the cliff-side has left an exposed, almost vertical, cliff-face. I have spent many hours over several visits with my nose close up to this cliff-face, much to the bemusement of other tourists not aware of what I am doing.

I find the colours and textures that are revealed from a close examination of the slate to be amazing. Most of the images in this portfolio are true macro shots, taken no more than a few inches distance from the subject, although a few have been composed on a slightly wider perspective.