Tag Archives: Brecon Beacons

New Photos Since Last Month

View from Twyn y Gaer, Brecon Beacons National Park

This time of year is extremely busy for me with preparation for exhibitions during August taking up most of my time. However, I have been able to get our and take new photos. I post a new one every day or so on my Facebook page. I have a lot of new work planned for after summer so watch this space…

Blaen y Glyn, Brecon Beacons National Park

View from Twyn y Gaer, Brecon Beacons ……

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Moonrise in the Brecon Beacons

Moonrise with Fan y Big and Brecon

I have seen countless sunrises (and sunsets) but I have never witnessed a ‘moonrise’. I knew the moon would be coming out so was expecting it, but what I wasn’t expecting is how it felt. The moon is typically white in the sky so that was I was expecting. I was shooting photos of Pen y Fan when I glanced across and say a bright ball just peak above the horizon. It’s difficult to explain, ……

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More From Craig Cerrig-gleisiad

Glyn Tarell, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Craig Cerrig-gleisiad

I have had a chance to process a couple more photos from my very early trip to Craig Cerrig-gleisiad in the Brecon Beacons this week. Whilst I was waiting for the sun to rise above the cloud bank, I was trying a 10-stop long exposure photo – I was about to do another when suddenly the sun appeared. I quickly put the 10 stop filter to one side (carefully, because it’s made of glass!) and ……

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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 ……

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Llyn y Fan Fawr with Gemini, Auriga and Perseus

Llyn y Fan Fawr with Gemini, Auriga and Perseus

Last week, I spent a few hours in very hostile conditions on the Carmarthen Fan – see this blog post. After I came down from the summit of Fan Brycheiniog, I spent 1.5 hours by the lake working on various compositions. By midnight, I was getting rather tired so decided that it was time to walk back to the car. There was snow on the shore of the lake, although the lake wasn’t frozen. Every ……

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Fan Brycheiniog with the PANSTARRS Comet, Andromeda Galaxy, Cepheus, Cassiopeia and Vega

Fan Brycheiniog with the PANSTARRS Comet, Andromeda Galaxy, Cepheus, Cassiopeia and Vega

The latter part of this winter has been brilliant (winter is my favourite season) and, whilst I was disappointed by the first snow in January when it was overcast and misty, the March snow has stuck around with a lovely high pressure meaning clear skies. Thanks to all this, I was able to make this exposure.

Fan Brycheiniog with the Milky Way, PANSTARRS Comet, Andromeda Galaxy, Cepheus, Cassiopeia and Vega

I decided that I would go ……

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Corn Du and Pen y Fan at Night, Snow and the Andromeda Galaxy

Pen y Fan from Corn Du at Night

For quite some time now I have been wanting to photograph the stars in the Brecon Beacons with snow on the ground. There are several factors involved for this to be successful – the moon must be new and below the horizon, there must be no cloud, there must be snow on the ground and my wife’s shift pattern means I can only do this on 26 weeks of the year. When I saw the ……

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