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Crisp, sunny day on the Brecon Beacons

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Corn Ddu from Pen y Fan, Brecon
Sarah and I took the Duchess to Brecon for the weekend. Arrived at campsite on Friday evening and up early(ish) Saturday to walk up Pen y Fan. A really beautiful, crisp, clear day as we set out for the walk. We made it to the top in around an hour or so - not bad going we thought given that we hadn't had a really decent walk for quite a while. Used a 24-70 and a 10-22mm lens to get some photographs of the peaks and the views with the frosty grass and stones in the foreground. This is Corn Ddu the slightly lower peak as seen form Pen y Fan. A few people are on the top (a lot more as the day wore on) and one person is climbing the slope. A frostbound cairn is in the foreground. It was cold but well worth the effort - a really stunning day with the long distance views that you only really get in cold weather. Bit of shopping in Brecon afterwards (new boots for me), cup of coffee in a great little place with (I am told) the most exciting Ladies facilities ever... Stayed for another night and we managed to get to see the new Bond film too. Great weekend. The photograph is with a canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens at 42mm, f11 and 1/6 of a second (ISO 100). A few more photographs are in the Landscape section.