Brecon Beacons trip.... and bruising my bum!


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Brecon Beacons trip.... and bruising my bum!

11 Feb 2017 11:14PM   Views : 541 Unique : 378


I decided to take a trip further afield this weekend, and get out of my comfort zone. I drove for almost 3 hours to get to the Four Falls Walk, in the Brecon Beacons (South Wales).
I keep saying this is my first time here, but for some reason I had the feeling I had been there before as a very small child, I'll have to ask my mum!

After getting lost, and following a very lovely lady to the Waterfall Car Park, I arrived to a completely snow covered parking area. It had been snowing for the journey in, but it was not settling anywhere. It had settled here! This might make the hike more difficult.

Anyway, I tried following a simple tourist map that I had printed off, but still managed to wander off the main trail. This ended up being awesome as I found a waterfall that wasn't shown on the map. Perhaps because it was bloody difficult to get to. I slipped several times and fell about 4 feet onto my bottom. It hurt. It was worth it for the shot though. And bear in mind, this is my first ever attempt at long exposure waterfall photography!

I was using my brand new Hoya ProND1000 filter, which I absolutely loved. The results were amazing almost directly out of the camera. However, wiping the water vapour droplets of this filter was worrying as it seemed to smudge a coating on the glass?
I got the shot though and carried on to the next location.


I was there for about 2 minutes before a bunch of other tourists turned up and started walking right into the frame, so I decided to pack up and leave... go home. I got the shot I wanted, and my leg/bum was really starting to hurt.

What did I learn? To take a proper OS map, even for a very touristy area. And planning ahead of time definitely helped me out here. I also learned that I am still very unfit, but I loved being outdoors, even in the snow turned rain. I'll be doing it more often!

As before, I will include a link to my YT channel where you can see the video behind these images.

Thanks for reading, and stay awesome!

The video behind the image


SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
12 Feb 2017 2:58PM
Interesting vlog, Andy. Lovely part of the world. Looked like you did quite a bit of walking back and forth.
What did you use to record it?
Andy_Curtis Avatar
Andy_Curtis 9 811 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2017 4:08PM
Hi. Thank you.

I used a GoPro session to record it and a GoPro folding tripod thing.

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