Blog Posts in Category: Landscape

2019 in 100 Photos

Last year was a year which was dominated photographically by snow, this year is unfortunately the polar opposite as winter never really turned up in the UK and weather didn’t allow us to spend that much time high up in the Alps in the summer. Despite the lack of snow it was another excellent year, with plenty of good walking, good photography, ski touring in the alps and excellent scrambling, via ferratas and climbing in the Italian Dolomites. Winter South of the border there was even less snow than in Scotland, however we were fortunate enough to make good use of the one snowy weekend with a walk in the Brecon Beacons. Other than the lack of snow we were lucky to have some excellent walking conditions while we were in the mountains, the highlight had to be walking up to High Raise from Grasmere in the Lake District. Walking in the Brecon Beacons Carnedd Llewelyn from Llyn Eigiau Skirrid Sunrise from the Cat’s Back Waun Rydd from Talybont Reservoir A Windy Wetherlam High Raise from Grasmere Sunset from Mynydd Troed Scottish Winter We had a week booked in Scotland. Read the full article…

A frozen Rannoch Moor

After spending the night at the Kingshouse we enjoyed a leisurely morning eating breakfast with views over Buachaille Etive Mòr. After breakfast I cheated at wildlife photography by making use of the very tame deer which live near the hotel for some shots of deer in front of Buachaille Etive Mòr. We then left the hotel and stopped on Rannoch Moor to enjoy the scenery before heading back to Bristol.

Sunset from Mynydd Troed

I had a weekend planned in the Brecon Beacons to celebrate a friend’s 30th birthday, and given the beautiful forecast on the Friday afternoon I decided to leave work early and head up Mynydd Troed for sunset. I was hoping for a fantastic view of the Dragon’s Back on the Black Mountains, but it just looked a bit rounded from high up and would have lost the sun too early. Thankfully the more classic view over Llangors Lake and the Pen y Fan massif was excellent. I still haven’t done much sunrise or sunset photography, so I feel like I learnt lots. The key things being that I don’t need to arrive so early, and that I should definitely stay later! The sunset turned out to be lovely, with a small bank of cloud on the horizon, which was thin enough to allow the sun through. Just after the sun had set I descended as I was cold and it was a bit later than I was expecting, but as I got back to the car I realised how much the sky had improved so shot a few more frames.. Read the full article…

Sunrise from the Cat’s Back

My parents live just below the Black Mountains in Herefordshire, and they are lucky enough to have one of the best ridges in South Wales on their doorstep. On a map it just looks like a small spur on the edge of the Black Mountains, which I suppose it is but it more than makes up for it as it is a superb ridge with fantastic views to the north over the Golden Valley and to the south of Offa’s Dyke. After the recent snow, and with an excellent forecast for the next morning it seemed like a good opportunity to get out and try and capture the ridge during sunrise. Due to the snow getting to the start of the ridge was challenging and involved the snow chains, but it was certainly worth it.