Category Archives: Panorama

The Milky Way over the Brecon Beacons

Brecon, Pen y Fan, Corn Du and Fan Fawr with the Milky Way from Craig Cerrig-gleisiad

At our location in Wales, it is only during the summer months that we can see the colourful part of the cloud of the Milky Way (although to see it properly you have to be further south). On Monday, it rained heavily all day but the forecast kept saying that the skies would clear for sunset and keep clear for a lot of the night. With faith in the forecast, I got everything ready. Sure ……

Read the full article 

A New Alarm-Call Record For Sunrise

Glyn Tarell from Craig Cerrig-gleisiad

The earliest I have got up for sunrise was 3:30am, but this morning’s sunrise expedition needed an alarm call of 2:45am, setting a new record!!! I had been out to Craig Cerrig-gleisiad with my father on my birthday on Friday to check out some potential panorama spots. The weather had been very hazy and not conducive for landscape photography, but I found a good spot. A quick check on the Photographer’s Ephemeris showed that the ……

Read the full article 

My First Visit to Cribarth

Cribarth with Fan Ghyirych in the background

Pretty much every time I drive to the Brecon Beacons, I see the “Sleeping Giant” or Cribarth but I have never walked to the top. I decided it was time to rectify that so parked in Craig-y-Nos and started the trek to the summit. The forecast was for 50mph winds, and they weren’t wrong! I had to put my full wet-weather gear on to keep the wind off. I had thermals, fleece lined trousers, micro ……

Read the full article 

Pen y Fan Massif

With the forecast saying valley mist, I decided to walk to the ridge by Corn Du for sunrise. I started walking from the Storey Arms at 6:30am and arrived on the ridge at 7:30am. Sunrise itself wasn’t anything special, but I stayed on the ridge for 2.5 hours to see how the weather would pan out. During that time, a hundred or so army personnel were walking to Pen y Fan, presumably doing the dreaded ……

Read the full article 

Mynydd Llangorse from Mynydd Troed Sunset

I find that there’s always a lot of procrastination that goes with photography. Shall I go out this evening? Shall I stay in with the family? What if the light is really good? What if it’s just cloudy? What if the forecast is wrong? (It normally is!) What if it’s a wasted trip? What if tonight is the night I take my best photo ever? I went through most of those questions and more on ……

Read the full article 

Tommy Jones Memorial

On Saturday evening, I decided to head out to the Pen y Fan massif for sunset. I was expecting crowds of people as it is the school holidays and a weekend, but was pleasantly surprised and only passed three groups of people – sadly two of them were inappropriately dressed for the mountains… I headed to the summit of Corn Du (purely for the exercise – and the view!) before going back down to the ……

Read the full article 

Talybont Reservoir

Always keen to search out new viewpoints in the Brecons, I spotted Tor y Foel on the map and thought it looked a prime spot for an overview of Talybont Reservoir. The location wasn’t particularly pleasant due to a rather large number of flies, but I came away with a photo I think I am happy with! Click on it for a much larger version.

Talybont Reservoir from Tor y ……

Read the full article