A week in the Elan Valley: Greylag

The Doymynach Reservoir was never completed by its Victorian engineers and is now a nature reserve. It is always worth spending time here, sitting quietly amongst the trees, both for the beauty of the stunning landscape and the wildlife that drops in – and then out.

300mm f2.8 + 1.4xTC monopod: f4 @ 1/2,500, ISO 450, low sun and cloudy.

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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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