A large crowd assembled at Porthcawl last evening for the opening of Tim Wood‘s photography exhibition. Tim is well known in the Bridgend area, and indeed the world, for his landscape photography, particularly of South Wales. The Glamorgan Heritage Coast and the Brecon Beacons provide much inspiration for Tim’s work and there were a number of examples on display from these areas in all sizes and formats, from prints mounted in frames to large canvases. The exhibition is at the Grand Pavilion Café Bar in Porthcawl, a welcomingly warm, indeed hot, venue where the excellent photographs adorn the walls of the location and where many friends and associates gathered in support of Tim at the opening of the exhibition.

After viewing the photographs, which was not easy given the number of persons attending the opening, we settled down for an hour or so of chat and discussion with friends old and new. From where I was sitting I could see many faces I knew from the photo-sharing web-site flickr, an equal number of facebook friends or associates and also very many members from Bridgend & District Camera Club; there were also a number of fellow traders from the Bridgend shops giving their support to this venture. In addition, all of Tim’s family were there including his brother Dan who has a photography exhibition of his own currently at Aberdare. The free wine and orange juice (for us drivers) was an added bonus to an entertaining and interesting evening in good company. There were also a number of copies of Tim’s book Wood to Coast on display for visitors to browse, but I’m not sure they’ll remain for the duration of the exhibition.

Now you really must get down to Porthcawl to see Tim’s work. The photographs will be on display until 15th January 2013 and you’ll probably appreciate them more if the room isn’t quite as crowded as it was yesterday evening. The Café Bar is open daily from 9.00 until 5.00 and will also be open in the evening when there is an event at the Pavilion. Well done Tim, a great exhibition and it was a lovely opening evening!

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