Tag Archives: Cribyn

Above The Clouds At Night

Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn with The Plough

After becoming bogged down in admin work, I decided it was high time that I headed out for some photography. The forecast was for it to be misty all day, clearing for sunset and night. However, the moon was set to rise just as the stars got dark enough and it was an almost full moon which meant the stars would wash out. But I did have a moonlit landscape in mind so headed out ……

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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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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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The Shot I’ve Been After!

With the forecast of imminent snow, I decided to have another go at the sunset shot I wanted of the Pen y Fan Massif – I didn’t want a winter scene with snow… With -4 degrees C forecast at 800m, I knew it was going to be cold. On the way I had to go through a few streams – the backs of my trousers froze solid by the time I got back to the ……

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Alive in the Brecons

It’s below zero and is windy; the sun has set and it’s getting dark; it’s an hour’s walk to the car; I’m at 720m asl in the Brecon Beacons; I’m wearing thermals, base layer, 2 micro fleeces, fleece coat and waterproof/windproof coat to keep warm; it starts snowing. That sort of thing can make you feel really alive, in touch with the landscape around you and is exactly where I was lucky enough to be ……

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Sunset on the Pen y Fan Massif

Last night, I decided to head out to the Brecon Beacons to see what sunset would offer. It took me just under an hour’s walking to reach the spot I wanted. I quickly put a couple of fleeces on as it was so cold, set up the tripod and camera and shot a couple of panoramas – I’ve been trying to get a good panorama from this spot for a while. After the 2 panoramas, ……

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