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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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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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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 ……

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