A week in the Elan Valley: House Martins

Back in the beautiful Elan Valley last week and our fourth stay in the Llannerch y Cawr Longhouse. This time equipped with the right lens and blessed with some early sunshine, to throw the shadows, I managed to photograph the House Martins that nest every year under the Longhouse eaves.

300mm f2.8 handheld: f5.6 @ 1/2,500, ISO 100, 9am sun over the valley top.


Author: Hares on the Hill

I am a designer and photographer. I live with my wife and our two dogs in the Welsh Marches, a land full of history, legends, mountains, rivers and dragon's breath; a place where animism thrives. To our north are the Cambrian Mountains, the Elenydd, a vast plateau so ancient that its mountains now have the appearance of steeply rounded moorland hills; to the east is England; to the south stand the Black Mountains and in the west the Brecon Beacons rise around the twin summits of Pen y Fan and Corn Du, the highest mountain in West Wales.

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