Category Archives: Winter

The Black Mountains

The Black Mountains are the furthest of the Brecon Beacons ranges from me so I rarely go there. I didn’t go there this time either, but I used my long lens to capture Sugar Loaf at sunset. I had gone to photograph Pen y Fan and Corn Du, but it was shrouded in persistent cloud.

Sugar Loaf

Pen Allt-mawr and Pen Cerrig-calch ……

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Sunrise at Llyn y Fan Fawr

On Saturday morning, I ventured out in the snow at 6am and drove into the Brecon Beacons. There was snow on the road, but not enough to cause a problem. The conditions were difficult underfoot as it was icy and dark. Sunrise itself wasn’t that spectacular as there were no clouds in the sky, but afterwards I spent a while photographing the ice on the lake. The wind was bitterly cold and I started to ……

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More Snow!

Well, we had heavy snow again overnight, but this is supposed to be the end of it with a thaw quickly following. It’s a pity as I’m loving this snow and cold weather – it’s how winter should be! Below is a photo I took in the Brecon Beacons on commission for Photography Monthly. It’s the A470 on the way to Brecon from Storey Arms.

Traffic Trails in the Brecon Beacons (Canon EOS 5D Mark ……

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Frozen Afon Pyrddin and Sgwd Gwladys

On Saturday, the three (four including the baby which hasn’t been born yet!) drove to Pontneddfechan to walk along the river to see Sgwd Gwladys. The path was treacherous in places but we made it to the confluence and from there on in, the scenery was amazing!

The Afon Pyrddin (Canon EOS 5D MkII)

Frozen Sgwd Gwladys (Canon EOS 5D Mk II)

On Friday last week, I took a drive to see if the road to ……

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Pen y Fan Massif at Sunset!

I spent yesterday in the Brecon Beacons. I had planned on viewing Pen y Fan from Pentwyn Reservoir, but had to turn round at Pontsticill as it was too snowy and despite having 4 brand new tyres, it wasn’t worth attempting the hills. Plus I was obviously annoying people in their Chelsea Taxis as they kept tailgating me on the snow – this is perhaps the only time in recent years that having a big ……

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Heavy snow overnight led to everything being white again. And this time the snow stuck together so I built Willow a snowman! Seeing as I grew up where we didn’t really get snow, I haven’t had much practice…

Snowman (Sony Ericsson ……

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Pen y Fan Panorama

This is the image I went to take on New Years Day. It’s 15 photos stitched to make a panorama that’s almost a 180 degree view. The native size of the image is over 27,000 pixels wide or just over 2.3 metres long! It’s full of detail…

Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Upper Neuadd Reservoir and beyond (Canon EOS 5D Mk II)

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