Brecon Beacons

This past weekend I spent a couple of nights away with a few members of the Birmingham Photographic Society at Ty Carreg, in the Brecon Beacons (south Wales).

Friday evening, we had hoped to do some night sky photography, but the cloud cover over the mountains looked ominous. As it happens, it's not really dark enough this time of the year to photograph the stars.

A view from the deck

Saturday would be a little road trip to visit Llangors Lake - a nature reserve:

Mute Swan Cygnets

Common Blue

Reed Bunting

With a bad back, I made it all the way to the bird hide in the reeds, but there was not much to see other than Canada Geese - although I did spot a flying Cormorant. In the woods on the return trek, there were Jay, Chiffchaff and Chaffinch. Returning to the car park, this came into view, just screaming for a photo:


Saturday afternoon, we travelled further into the National Park to Blaen-y-glyn, to photograph some waterfalls:




 For Saturday evening, I thought I'd try a sunset shot from the common:



Before returning home on Sunday, we had an impromptu macro walk-around: