I’ve uploaded about 40 new photos so far from the mountains after the snow in December. I made a few trips up Corn Du and Pen Y Fan and once up Fan Fawr. Recently added photos appear at the top of the gallery, which I’ll still be adding to during the next weeks as I get more photos processed. There’s also a few old photos from 2006, you can tell which ones they are as there’s no snow.
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Water overflow after heavy rains, Claerwen Reservoir dam, Elan Valley, Wales
View from Pen Y Fan of Corn Du partially hidden in Clouds, Brecon Beacons, Wales. December 21, 2009
Super cold and lots of snow, but the winds were calm. The clouds were slowly blowing over the summits creating total whiteouts with occasional moments of visibility. Would have been easy to get lost if I wasn’t familiar with the area.
Flakstad, Lofoten Islands, Norway.
In summer under blue skies, this is a wonderful beach that is often crowded with people. In early January it is a cold and windswept place – which is perfect for me because there are no footprints.
Nikon D700, 24mm tilt-shift lens.
We’ve had a fair bit of snow here in the south of Wales (and the UK as a whole, causing quite a bit of chaos) over the last week (snowing right now as well). My current location is right on the edge of the Brecon Beacons national park, so it’s been nice to get up into the hills over the last days. On Sunday and Monday I was up on Pen Y Fan and Corn Du. Tuesday was a wonderful day up on Fan Fawr and this morning (Wednesday) was a dawn patrol run up Pen Y Fan and Corn Du again in hopes of a nice sunrise, which never materialized.
Panoramic image of view from Pen Y Fan looking towards Cribyn. Sunday was a day of 50-60 mph winds blasting across the summits and ridges throwing snow everywhere. A layer of clouds sat about 200 meters above the mountains forming a constantly changing show of light and shadow. A constant struggle to keep the lens free from spindrift – actually better to keep the lens hood off, as it would create some weird wind vortex that would bring more snow.
Pen Y Fan concealed behind clouds as seen from Corn Du. Monday was a much calmer day with slow moving clouds forming over the summits and then clearing again.
Black Cuillin Hills as viewed from Glenbrittle, Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Ring of Brodgar standing stones, Orkney.
Winter sunset behind Ring of Brodgar stone circle, Orkney
September snow falls on mountains along the Kungsleden trail, Sweden.
Gamla Stan (old town), Stockholm. Cobble stone streets, narrow winding alleyways, brightly colored buildings, tourists, and street cafes; the old town of Stockholm fits the ideal of a classic European city and is a wonderful place to wander around, day or night.
Typical weather during my 10 days on the Kungsleden trail. View from near Tjaektja hut, looking north up the Alisvaggi towards Alesjaure.
The landscape is totally amazing and beautiful, despite the weather. Barren rugged mountains with rivers and waterfalls everywhere. Most of the northern section of the trail is above the tree line.
(working on some small netbook, so not too sure about the color. Hope its not too bad.)
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