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Day 21of the 'Elvis ADVENTure' competition

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Day 21 sees Elvis off to practice his long jumping skills by trying out some sand dune jumping in Kenfig National Nature Reserve. On his first attempt Elvis took a tumble, saying 'I slipped, I stumbled, I fell'. Poor boy! For more information about Kenfig National Nature Reserve click here.
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Day 18 of the 'Elvis ADVENTure' competition

Off road driving Elvis

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Today Elvis is off out in his Landrover, and with so many top natural sites to be seen he's got a very busy day ahead! He'll stop by Ogmore Castle, Merthyr Mawr & then cruise up into the valleys for some rugged natural Welsh beauty - There is so much world to see in Bridgend!
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Elvis ADVENTure day 16: Kenfig National Nature Reserve

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Today Elvis is off to Kenfig National Nature Reserve to do some wildlife spotting and to take a stroll along one of Europe's largest areas of sand dunes. He might not quite be able to spot a Snowbird but you never know what unique Welsh wildlife might come along.
Kenfig Nature Reserve has an interesting information centre next to the entrance and there are also some very interesting trails that go right into the heart of the reserve.
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The NEXT Big Thing

Emma Lamport

Emma Lamport


Local Designer and Graphic Artist Emma Lamport is set to be the NEXT big thing.
Emma's latest imagery taken at Kenfig National Nature Reserve in Porthcawl is being presented to NEXT for their 2013 Collection by UK art agent The Art Group.
Based in Ogmore by Sea, Emma's unique style of beach, surf and coast designs and artwork are hitting markets all across the UK, her artwork being used and printed onto homewares, wall art, cards and stationery.
Over Xmas, Emma will be showcasing her work in her Xmas stall in St Mary Street in Cardiff every Thursday from the 15th November up until Xmas so grab yourself a one-off design or Xmas gift.
Emma's portfolio, creations and designs are available from her webshop www.emmalamport.com where you can also link with her on facebook.


Kenfig Photographic Exhibition 2012


Kenfig exhibition 2012, originally uploaded by BridgendBites.

An exhibition of landscape photographs of South Wales has just opened in Kenfig National Nature Reserve visitor Centre. The exhibition, entitled 'Here & There', is the work of Bryn based photographer, Susanne Durie.
Susanne rediscovered her passion for photography when she and her husband moved to South Wales in 2003. She has spent the last 9 years exploring all aspects of the Welsh landscape and has captured some stunning images of our coastline, valleys and industrial heritage.
Susanne uses a variety of photographic techniques to create her images and tries to capture a unique perspective on the subject. These include using long exposures to blur the passage of time and create tranquil seascapes or combining multiple exposures to create extremely detailed architectural images.
The exhibition has a number of themed panels, including studies of flowers and animals, lighthouses and piers and the decline and regeneration of historic and industrial sites. Additionally there is a panel of images showing the transformation of the Prince of Wales dock in Swansea into the contemporary SA1 development. These are a subsection of the panel that was recognized by the Royal Photographic Society when Susanne became an Associate of the Society in 2008.