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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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Mumbles in the Snow

Over the last couple of days we’ve had over 7 inches (18cm) of snow fall! The road we live on, at the top of a hill, never gets gritted so I took a gamble and braved the roads this morning. Some of the roads were pretty slippery with the car twitching as I drove along but I made it to Mumbles safely. There was a bitter wind blowing and it was pretty cold so I ……

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The Black Mountains

The Black Mountains are the furthest of the Brecon Beacons ranges from me so I rarely go there. I didn’t go there this time either, but I used my long lens to capture Sugar Loaf at sunset. I had gone to photograph Pen y Fan and Corn Du, but it was shrouded in persistent cloud.

Sugar Loaf

Pen Allt-mawr and Pen Cerrig-calch ……

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Thwarted by Cloud

It’s been rather dull recently since the snow disappeared and this afternoon a break in the dullness was forecast. Sure enough, as the afternoon started, the cloud disappeared and blue sky was seen. I headed out to Storey Arms car park with the aim of photographing Pen y Fan from Fan Fawr. But the trouble with mountains is they tend to generate cloud – beyond the national park, skies were clear but in the hills, ……

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More Snow!

Well, we had heavy snow again overnight, but this is supposed to be the end of it with a thaw quickly following. It’s a pity as I’m loving this snow and cold weather – it’s how winter should be! Below is a photo I took in the Brecon Beacons on commission for Photography Monthly. It’s the A470 on the way to Brecon from Storey Arms.

Traffic Trails in the Brecon Beacons (Canon EOS 5D Mark ……

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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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Pen y Fan Massif at Sunset!

I spent yesterday in the Brecon Beacons. I had planned on viewing Pen y Fan from Pentwyn Reservoir, but had to turn round at Pontsticill as it was too snowy and despite having 4 brand new tyres, it wasn’t worth attempting the hills. Plus I was obviously annoying people in their Chelsea Taxis as they kept tailgating me on the snow – this is perhaps the only time in recent years that having a big ……

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