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A Visit to Sgydau Sychryd

Sgydau Sychryd

It’s been quite a while since my last blog post so here is a short post to get things going again. We had a short walk today at Dinas Rock – naturally, I took my camera with me. When we arrived at Sgydau Sychryd, this view looking down onto the river, waterfall and bridge caught my eye so I spent some time composing this photo. I like the way the bridge is in the to ……

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Infrared and Rivers

Afon Pyrddin in Infrared 'false colour', Brecon Beacons National Park

On my trip to Sgwd Gwladus yesterday, I stopped at a picturesque viewpoint along the river. I set up the camera as usual and shot some normal photos. I then wondered how it would look with my Infrared camera so I got it out. It’s always difficult to see what you’re getting with Infrared but the results on the LCD looked promising. When I processed them later, I found that I preferred the ‘false colour’ ……

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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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Upper Clydach River in Pontardawe

Cwm Du Glen where the Upper Clydach River has carved a gorge is just minutes from our house. We’ve lived there for 4.5 years and I’ve only just gotten around to photographing these falls and bridge! I would normally have waded into the river to take photos, but the rocks were incredibly slippery and the water a little too fast…

Cwm Du Glen, Upper Clydach River, Pontardawe, Swansea Valley, Wales

Cwm Du Glen, Upper Clydach ……

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Sgwd Gwladys

I was originally planning to go to the Pentwyn Reservoir this morning to get an autumn shot with Pen y Fan in the background, but the forecast wasn’t great so instead I went for a walk to Sgwd Gwladys with Paula and Piran. On the way I met someone who was on holiday – after having a chat for a while he realised that he knew my name and had seen some of my work ……

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Frozen Afon Pyrddin and Sgwd Gwladys

On Saturday, the three (four including the baby which hasn’t been born yet!) drove to Pontneddfechan to walk along the river to see Sgwd Gwladys. The path was treacherous in places but we made it to the confluence and from there on in, the scenery was amazing!

The Afon Pyrddin (Canon EOS 5D MkII)

Frozen Sgwd Gwladys (Canon EOS 5D Mk II)

On Friday last week, I took a drive to see if the road to ……

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