Misty Mountain Hop
Llangorse Lake is the largest natural Lake in Wales and it enjoys a magnificent location, surrounded by Mountains and flanked by the River Usk to the South West. After an early start on Saturday morning I ended up wasting precious shooting time frantically driving around trying to find the track that leads between Mynydd Troed and Mynydd Llangorse. Help arrived in the shape of a local old lady out walking her dog and after a short but steep climb up Mynydd Troed, I found myself confronting a rather spectacular view over the valley below. The sun was slowly rising over my left shoulder and spreading its warmth across the valley floor and the mist was lingering nicely, especially over the lake and the line of the distant River Usk. I started by shooting with a 70-300mm lens to try and portray Pen y Fan rising above the misty valley below, before reverting to my default setting of a 17-40mm lens. Eventually the sun began to get a little higher and as the mist over the lake cleared, I headed down there to try and grab a few lakeside shots. By the time I arrived, it was already quite busy with anglers, canoeists and other leisure craft, but after very nearly falling in off a slippery boardwalk, I still managed to winkle out a couple of rather nice views. The lake has a lot of potential I feel, and I hope to return once the weather gets a little colder, for some frosty views. All in all it was a rather productive and thoroughly enjoyable morning, the fruits of which can be seen in the Brecon Beacons gallery. Wales really does have a lot to offer.