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Exactly why the Special Air Service use the Brecon Beacons for their training manoeuvres and selection process is now becoming clear to me. This weekend past I embarked on a nearly 10-mile hike around an endlessly undulating and arduous route that rewarded me with several beautiful waterfalls along the way. My industry returned the images you see below, along with copious soakings in mud and water. I didn't manage to see all of the many Brecon falls, so I will return to find the others.  For almost all the waterfall images, I aimed for the silky look of running water, achieved through a slow shutter speed. Some of the images were acquired by using a 10-stop ND-Grad filter on my Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8, and others by using a shutter speed of around one second and a narrow aperture while focusing with the Live View. Virtually all images were taken on a tripod. I also took images with my Nikkors 35mm F/2 AF-D and 50mm F/1.8G AF-S. I would like to have gotten closer to the falls to create more dramatic perspectives, but the water spray from them would have smothered the lens. The last few images are of the spectacular sunset that I happened upon while wandering around Abergavenny Castle. Despite all the travelling we do, it is easy to forget what lies in our own backyards, and Wales, a country that I have had a fondness for since I first lived there 10 years ago, is one of the United Kingdom’s most scenic places. 

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Exactly why the Special Air Service use the Brecon Beacons for their training manoeuvres and selection process is now becoming clear to me. This weekend past I embarked on a nearly 10-mile hike around an endlessly undulating and arduous route that rewarded me with several beautiful waterfalls along the way. My industry returned the images you see below, along with copious soakings in mud and water. I didn't manage to see all of the many Brecon falls, so I will return to find the others. 

 

For almost all the waterfall images, I aimed for the silky look of running water, achieved through a slow shutter speed. Some of the images were acquired by using a 10-stop ND-Grad filter on my Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8, and others by using a shutter speed of around one second and a narrow aperture while focusing with the Live View. Virtually all images were taken on a tripod. I also took images with my Nikkors 35mm F/2 AF-D and 50mm F/1.8G AF-S. I would like to have gotten closer to the falls to create more dramatic perspectives, but the water spray from them would have smothered the lens.

 

The last few images are of the spectacular sunset that I happened upon while wandering around Abergavenny Castle.

 

Despite all the travelling we do, it is easy to forget what lies in our own backyards, and Wales, a country that I have had a fondness for since I first lived there 10 years ago, is one of the United Kingdom’s most scenic places. 

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For these rapids, a B+W treatment provided a more ethereal quality.
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For these rapids, a B+W treatment provided a more ethereal quality.

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Horseshoe Falls.
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I took this shot with my phone, before venturing behind the falls and getting drenched.
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Sunset at Abergavenny Castle.
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Abergavenny Main Street.
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LillianAug 28, 2012 04:24 AM

Very ..VERY impressive
well worth that 'hike' so wonderful all of these

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