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A Round of the Beacons

A Round of the Beacons
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Copyright: Paul Haynes (PaulH) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-06
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Sigma Zoom 28-80,3.5-5.6 asphercial, UV + Circ. Polar.
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-09 12:48
Viewed: 3170
Points: 16
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Made a quick dash to the nearest high ground this weekend, which happens to be the Brecon Beacons in South Wales. We left early Friday morning and were here, the start of our route by 2.30pm, having already pitched the tent and got supplies so not bad going!
It's a very steep climb to get to this spot, and it's the beginning of the high ground that continues in a horseshoe shape for around 7 miles taking in a few nice peaks on the way.
Hopefully in the next few posts, i can give a feel of what it's like to do this amazing walk and the views that open up the further round you get..

Hope you all had a great easter :o)

Some Beacons Facts, from Wikipedia:

The Brecon Beacons range, properly speaking, consists of the mountains to the south of Brecon. The highest of these is Pen y Fan (886 m); other notable summits include Corn Du (873 m), Cribyn (795 m), and Fan y Bîg (719 m). These summits form a long ridge which forms a horseshoe around the head of the Taf Fechan river to the south-east, with long parallel spurs extending to the north-east. The round of the Taf Fechan skyline forms a popular ridge walk known as the 'Beacons Horseshoe'. Many other fine walks exist but the mountains are well known for swift changes in weather conditions. The Brecon Beacons are so named after ancient practice of lighting signal fires (beacons) on the mountains to warn of attacks by the English

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-04-09 12:57]

Hi Paul Glad you had a good weekend. great shot . good compotion and colour. with good detail in the sky. well done. TFS..

Hello Paul,
I'm deeply impressed by this photo. It brings back the memories when I was hiking in this area. I like very much the wide angle composition and very neat colours.
Best greetings,


Stunning shot! You have managed to give a taste of this lovely spot well. Am looking forward to seeing what came next ...


Hi Paul,
Magnificent lanscape!
I like so much the POV and the depth of the picture.
It has a very good DOF.
I like the colour saturation and the composition made.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-09 20:29]

Hi Paul,
Great landscape with great colors and nice detail, I like all the lines in this composition. I'm not used to seeing no trees on hills, lol.

Hola Paul.
Fantástico panorama.
Bellos colores y fantásticos detalles.
Saludos, JL

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-10 14:09]

Hi Paul

There is something very attractive about this shot but I can't quite put my finger on what it is. The light is great with the warm tones and the sweep of the land is lovely. Great composition. It is so beautiful I can see why my ancestors wanted to invade :)

Hi Paul ,
nice landscape with lovely colours.
it is silent.
well composed and great sharpness.
thanks and regards

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