Waterfalls country Brecon Beacons

waterfall country brecon beacons


I had just finished photographing a Canyoning shoot in waterfall country Brecon Beacons and couldn’t resist a sneaky peek. I had imagined this photograph at another time of the year, but with the rain lashing down I walked out of the gorge to take a look. The view down to the Sgwd Isaf Clun Gwyn  couldn’t have looked any better. The last few remaining leaves dangling on the branches helped pick out the rustic colours of the Brecon Beacons in autumn. Subtle greens, autumnal brown and oranges seems to merge into each other and the umbrella composition added the finishing touches. The photograph has been awarded a runner up position in the 2012 Outdoor Photographer of the year competition.

For the technical aficionados amongst you, you may be interested to see (in landscape terms) a rather high use of ISO. Opportunity knocks sometimes when you are perhaps less prepared than you would like to be. This allowed the lack of a tripod not to hinder the type of shot I wanted to achieve. It is also filter free. This was a dull wet day in the Brecon Beacons and really goes to show any budding landscape photographer that making images in poor weather and using your eye more than your kit can be just as productive.

I am a volunteer warden with the Brecon Beacons National Park, so I know the area pretty well, this location is “fairly” well know, but please be super careful if you visit here,  as it’s slippy and extremely high. I will shortly be running a new landscape photography workshop in the Brecon Beacon and it will be based entirely in waterfalls country. In the meantime please take a look at my available workshops.

If you have any comments, please ask away, I’ll be more than happy to answer any questions about the image, the Brecon Beacons or anything else you may want to ask.