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For Fred

By achieverswales
Thank you all for your comments and votes yesterday, I have uploaded this capture as Fred (Badger Fred) said he would like to see the view without the tripod shadows, on yesterdays upload in the middle distance were some red buildings! I had an email asking what these buildings were, They are quite famous in Wales because it is the Tower Colliery, when the National Coal Board said it was closing because the coal was uneconomic to mine in 1994, the miners bought the pit with their redundancy pay outs and a large bank loan, they worked the pit until 2008, they had profits from the mine for 14 years, the mine is now under discussions weather it will reopen. This view takes in the Llyn Fawr Reservoir, the background hills are Breacon National Park. I was late commenting yesterday as my Broadband went down for 10 hours yesterday.

Tags: Breacon national park Llyn Landscape and travel Reservior Tower Colliery

Voters: gwynn56, Badgerfred, RonnieAG and 42 more

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Comments


25 Nov 2012 12:29AM
Super landscape Trev, lovely light, know the area but not that well, drove past many times but only went up over the Rhigos once to visit Treorchy,
Fred.

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RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
25 Nov 2012 12:34AM
Glad you managed to get back on line, Trev: and with an image of two halves, a sunlit distance and heavily shadowed frosty f/g and scarp face. A difficult scene in which to get exposure right to both areas but you have overcome any difficulty and retained enough detail in the shadows without over-exposing the sunlit parts. Very well done.
Ronnie.
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
25 Nov 2012 12:47AM
Thanks Trev for the full commentary on this part of the world.
Sorry to hear that about your broadband, you are not the only one
having trouble. Irishkate said she had it too and I was wondering about
Dodds after moving into his new abode, we haven't heard from him either.
Anyway love your landscape especially with the frost.

JOcelia…….Grin
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 12:56AM
Such a contrast between the frosty land and the warm tones of the land beyond.
Good to know that the Tower Colliery kept the workers employed for all those extra years.
Sorry to hear about your broadband. To think that I never used to bother with the computer!
KateGrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
25 Nov 2012 4:12AM
What a stunning view this is Trev !! You captured it so well !! Excellent photo Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 5:02AM
Fascinating - both the shot and the commentary.
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
25 Nov 2012 6:36AM
Very well captured, Trev, love the foreground where the sun has not yet burnt off the frost. Sorry to hear of your broadband problems, isn't it frustrating Sad Carol
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 8:02AM
That is a most impressive sight Trev
and the crisp frost has added more atmosphere
Lillian
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
25 Nov 2012 8:10AM
Wonderful landscape Trev.

Ken
Tibetan 4 3 England
25 Nov 2012 8:38AM
Well done Trev, it's looking good to me! Ronnie but it in a nut shell as usual, not an easy shot to capture without over exposure! but you did it very well indeed, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 9:41AM

Quote:Well done Trev, it's looking good to me! Ronnie but it in a nut shell as usual, not an easy shot to capture without over exposure! but you did it very well indeed, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin


Love itGrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 10:19AM
I will refer to Ronnies comment too Trev..................... He has such a way with wordsGrinGrin
Beautiful colours, Half the image looks so warm and the other so cold!............................Doesnt quite sound the same when I say itTongueWinkGrinGrin
Diane
25 Nov 2012 11:28AM
shadow light and detail cracking capture Trevor frosty ground and a bright blue sky well worth the effore M* a wee cracker

Graham
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
25 Nov 2012 11:46AM
Gorgeous light and colour Trev.
Rende
25 Nov 2012 12:03PM
Looks cold there in the shadows Trev, winters here.
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 12:38PM
The frost in the foreground looks mighty chilly whereas the light in the distance a lot warmer. A beautiful landscape - well taken Trev. Glad you're back up and running (internet-wise) - and hopefully health-wise too! Smile
Ann
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
25 Nov 2012 1:25PM
Looks rather chilly! A super capture of this lovely landscape, Trev Wink
Trev Smile
User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 2:44PM
A super landscape image Trev, well done.
Regards, Alf.
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 3:21PM
It's just stunning... That light is beautiful and those frosty bits are so interesting... Great image. IB
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 3:40PM
Beautiful light Trev and an interesting narrative re the colliery


Adrian
25 Nov 2012 8:33PM
Amazing landscape Trev!Smile
Regards Valery
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 9:46PM
strong bold colour on a great landscape
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
25 Nov 2012 10:36PM
An excellent industrial landscape Trev, I like the range of colours, light and the frost in the foreground

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