Tag Archives: Corn Du

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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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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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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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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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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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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