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This is one of the places we went to last Wedenesday, below some brief information.
Pontsticill Reservoir located on the Southern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in Mid-Wales. It lies between the mountain of Pen y Fan (886m) to the North and the town of Merthyr Tydfil approximately 5 miles to the South. The lake is 2 miles long and is part of a complex of 2 reservoirs, with Pontsticill the lower lake being the largest at 300 acres and with depths varying to over 100 feet. Pentwyn Reservoir (known locally as Dolygaer Lake), the upper lake, covers about 40 acres with an average depth of 18 feet.

Pontsticill provides excellent sailing and windsurfing at Merthyr Tydfil Sailing Club which is open to non-members by arrangement. The dinghy sailing club is based on the east bank of Pontsticill Reservoir.

The lake is also popular with the Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association with many species of fish including, Roach, Rudd, Perch, Bream, Tench, Pike, Carp, and Wild Brown Trout.

Walkers are well catered for with a variety of trails available in the area. But if you prefer to take it easy then the Brecon Mountain Railway runs alongside Pontsticill Reservoir.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:12.0-24.0 mm f/4.0
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Mar 2011 - 11:41 AM
Focal Length:12mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/18.0
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Pontsticill Reservoir
Username:achieverswales achieverswales
Uploaded:4 Mar 2011 - 9:59 AM
Tags:Brecon mountain railway, Landscape / travel, Pen y fan, Pontsticill, Pontsticill reservoir
Votes:26

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franken
franken e2 Member 113098 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2011 - 10:04 AM

Excellent capture Trev. Been some time since I last visited here.


Ken

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
4 Mar 2011 - 10:11 AM

Excellent composition, super image,
Fred.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2011 - 10:14 AM

Very well composed, captured and presented, Trev, love the enormous plug-hole! Carol

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achieverswales
4 Mar 2011 - 10:28 AM

Thanks everyone, Ken not sure if you still work, but a friend and I go out every Wed, you do not live far from us so if you ever fancy a Wed trip let me know.

Regards

Trev.

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thebopper
thebopper  5 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2011 - 10:35 AM

Superb quality photograph. Makes it even better when there's a full description of the image with background information. Well done! Grin
Mike

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digital_boi
4 Mar 2011 - 11:07 AM

Nice blue sky refection on the water a bright clear image Trev click have a good weekend

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
4 Mar 2011 - 11:30 AM

Wonderfully composed shot Trev with a good write up.

Len

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Alvar
Alvar  7 France2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2011 - 11:48 AM

Excellent Trevor and usual fascinating narrative.
Alvar

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2011 - 11:59 AM

Awesome image
great writeup

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
4 Mar 2011 - 2:17 PM

Impressive image! Quite captivated by the hole on the right hand side...
IB

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achieverswales

Thanks for comments and votes everyone.

Regards

Trev.

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2011 - 5:41 PM

A lovely view Trevor, good detail and color,
Geoff.

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TONKSPHOTO
4 Mar 2011 - 6:04 PM

Nice one trev...Regards .. John

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7109 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2011 - 6:11 PM

Wonderful composition Trev and interesting write up, but do the Merthyr Tydfil Sailing Club ever loose any members down the plug hole?

Trev

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achieverswales

Hi Trev
The plug hole is for lapsed members.

Regards

Trev.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Mar 2011 - 6:46 PM

What a shot Trev, and that gaping hole Wow !
I would have cloned out the left bottom and made it all the lake, only my opinion thoughGrin
Great shot
Lillian

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achieverswales

Thanks everyone
Lillian I did not clone out left bottom because I was standing on that part and would have ended up in the water.

Regards

Trev.

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swanseamale47

That hole goes down a heck of way, it comes out under the pumping station below the dam wall, heaven help any boats who go in that.
Nicely done HDR Trev.

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achieverswales

Hi Wayne not HDR.

Regards

Trev.

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