Tag Archives: Brecon Beacons

Nant y Llyn

This morning I headed out to Nant y Llyn, one of the many tributaries of the Afon Tawe, to see if I could get a waterfall shot with heather. I really struggled to find a shot and don’t think I really achieved what I wanted and I don’t think they really do justice to the landscape. Anyway, here are two of the photos:

Nant y Llyn

Nant y Llyn

Nant y ……

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Sgwd Gwladus in Full Flow

With the remnants of Hurricane Katia hitting the country right now, I headed down to Mumbles after dropping the children at nursery. But, unfortunately, the waves were disappointing. So I drove back home, made a flask of coffee and drove up the valley to Pontneddfechan. I walked to Sgwd Gwladus and got the camera ready on the tripod – I knew that the best place to shoot from meant getting into the river. Using the ……

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The Carmarthen Fan in Terrible Weather

Yesterday, I took Emma to see the Carmarthen Fan for the first time. Eager to go, we didn’t let the forecast put us off… We were almost blown over, we got rained on, we got soaked and we got blown about some more – it was some of the worst weather I’ve been out in. The weather did let up briefly, although my tripod did try to attack Emma when the wind blew it over ……

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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 ……

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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 ……

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Cefn Cwm Llwch Panoramas

The forecast yesterday was for partly cloudy conditions over the Brecon Beacons so I set out after the evening meal and climbed 427 metres over 2.5Km to Cefn Cwm Llwch to shoot a panorama of Pen y Fan. Typically, I had to stand around in the bitter wind whilst the sun was behind the only large cloud in the whole sky… Eventually, the sun sank below the cloud and the landscape was bathed in golden ……

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Carmarthen Fan Sunset Shoot

Yesterday, I decided it was time to try a sunset on the Carmarthen Fan in the Brecon Beacons. I left the house at 6pm, drove there and walked up the 615 metres to Fan Brycheiniog. I stopped there for a while and shot a panorama overlooking the lake with Pen y Fan in the background. Click on it to see the large version.

Fan Brycheiniog and Llyn y Fan Fawr

After that, I headed over to ……

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