Tag Archives: Brecon Beacons

Upper Neuadd Reservoir

Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Upper Neuadd Reservoir

In mid-January, I decided to visit Upper Neuadd Reservoir for the first time in years. It was also my first proper photography outing of 2013 as redecorating my daughter’s room had taken precedence. When I arrived, I couldn’t believe my luck as the conditions were amazing! I made my way to the water’s edge and got my camera out. I tried to get in a position where the peaks were reflected in the water whilst ……

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Mynydd Illtud at Night

When I first shot some star trails, the interest was negligible. After a year or so, people started to take an interest and my one photo of star trails in the Brecon Beacons started to sell really well. To get the more effective star trails, the moon mustn’t be in the sky so there are less than two weeks out of every four when star trails are possible. Adding in the weather factor makes it ……

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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 ……

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A quick trip to the Brecons

This time of year is always my busiest, with exhibitions and craft fairs, etc. so I don’t often get to go out as much as I’d like. But with snow in the air, I took a morning to go out to the Brecons – mainly to try out my winter tyres in the snow! I will talk more about the winter tyres later in the season, but I was very impressed at the grip and ……

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Usk Reservoir

Day 2 of my car being serviced and repaired at the garage so I borrowed my wife’s car and drove out to the hills west of Usk Reservoir. On my way to the slight hill overlooking the reservoir, a rather old and gnarled fence post caught me eye.

Fence in the Brecons

As a slight aside, it may interest you to know that this is a “Worm’s Eye” image – the tripod legs were splayed out ……

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Stormy Brecons

Having been out of action for a week or so with a mild chest infection, I decided it was high time I went out to the Brecons. The forecast was for heavy rain showers in the morning and clearing from midday with snow on the peaks. Perfect as I wanted to get a stormy shot or two! I parked near Upper Neuadd Reservoir and walked up the Gap Road where I wanted to shoot a ……

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Sgwd Eira, Afon Hepste

Yesterday, I visited Sgwd Eira with Neil Mansfield to do a recce for autumnal shots. I’ve only been to Sgwd Eira twice and hadn’t taken any photos of it – surely I must be one of the last photographers who hasn’t? Straight away, I saw that the best angle would involve getting wet so I got into the river up to my knees! Here is my interpretation of the waterfall and river.

Sgwd Eira, Afon ……

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