Tag Archive: Black Mountains

Lunchtime View

A tough days walking in the Black Mountains yesterday – the tops are bleak and unforgiving, even more so when the visibility is poor. The clouds briefly broke when I stopped for lunch… Continue reading

Grwyne Fawr Dam II

Continuing in the black and white theme, I photographed the dam from lower down the slope. I was hoping to get a long exposure image of the water cascading down the front of… Continue reading

Grwyne Fawr Dam

The graceful curve of the Grwyne Fawr is interesting to photograph. I decided on black and white, with a long exposure to capture the dramatic sky. Photography stuff: 18-70mm lens at 18mm, 6.3… Continue reading

Grwyne Fawr

The Grwyne Fawr, both above and below the Grwyne Fawr reservoir, is a series of cataracts, giving you ample opportunity to practice long exposure photography. Tip: if you are planning on doing a… Continue reading

Grwyne Fawr Dam

The Grwyne Fawr dam sits in the middle of the Black Mountains in Wales. The curving green rails make great leading lines for an image and give a photographer something to work with,… Continue reading

Into the Mist

Despite the weather, it was a great days walking in the Brecon Beacons. Certainly not a day for photography – full wet weather gear was required for the better part of the day,… Continue reading

Llanthony Night

Night photography and a few lessons learned. The Black Mountains has Dark Sky status, but you have to be careful when you plan your shoot. A dark sky is all very well, but… Continue reading

Mono Tree

On the way down from Hatterrall Hill in the Black Mountains, I spotted this view of a tree on the horizon, with the familiar outline of Ysgyryd Fawr in the distance. It was… Continue reading

Revenge Stone

As you head north along the ridge that runs past the iron age hill fort at Twyn-y-Gaer, on the way to Garn Wen, you come across the standing stone known as the Revenge… Continue reading

Black Mountains Panorama

Taken from the ridge leading to Hatterall Hill (which you can just catch on the extreme right of the image), this is the view roughly eastwards from Offas Dyke Path. The string of… Continue reading