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More From Craig Cerrig-gleisiad

Glyn Tarell, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Craig Cerrig-gleisiad

I have had a chance to process a couple more photos from my very early trip to Craig Cerrig-gleisiad in the Brecon Beacons this week. Whilst I was waiting for the sun to rise above the cloud bank, I was trying a 10-stop long exposure photo – I was about to do another when suddenly the sun appeared. I quickly put the 10 stop filter to one side (carefully, because it’s made of glass!) and ……

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A New Alarm-Call Record For Sunrise

Glyn Tarell from Craig Cerrig-gleisiad

The earliest I have got up for sunrise was 3:30am, but this morning’s sunrise expedition needed an alarm call of 2:45am, setting a new record!!! I had been out to Craig Cerrig-gleisiad with my father on my birthday on Friday to check out some potential panorama spots. The weather had been very hazy and not conducive for landscape photography, but I found a good spot. A quick check on the Photographer’s Ephemeris showed that the ……

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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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Landscape Photographer of the Year 2012

Each year I enter the Take a View Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. They have several thousand entries, so people don’t expect to win – instead, the aim of most photographers is to get their photos into the book and on display in the National Theatre in London. A photographer called David Byrne won the overall competition, but I am absolutely delighted to have one of my photos commended and to get one of ……

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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 Visit to the Beach – at 886m Above Sea Level

I went for a walk to the summit of Pen y Fan this morning (it was in thick cloud despite the weather forecast, but that’s another story). I could some sunrise colour just after I started up the hill, which I duly photographed:

Fan Fawr, Brecon Beacons National Park

I had seen the summits were in cloud already, but decided to walk up there anyway for the exercise. On the summit, I had a coffee and ……

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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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