Waterfall Day Course – Elidir Trail, Waterfall Country, Brecon Beacons National Park


I don’t know quite how I did it but I managed to miss the turning to the car park not only one but twice! I nearly had to change the day course theme to “how to photograph a Pheasant shoot” after we ended up at a farm hosting one. Finally we found the car park and set off on the Elidir Trail.

Not all the trees had leaves that had started to turn colour, so there was still a lot of green around, but there were a few pockets of quite nice colour. The Beech and Oak leaves were the most advanced, but it looks as if the other trees will shed their leaves without that much of a colour change.


I would like to thank Chis, Judy, Jane, Nigel and Clive for joining me and I hope you enjoyed the day. To Sandra and Roger who couldn’t make it at the last minute, there is always next year.

The rocks were quite slippery at Sgwd Ddwli Isaf and we started to get a few falls which meant it was time to retreat. One out of two cameras survived, but a spare camera was on hand to save the day.

It is easy to concentrate solely on the wider waterfall view, but I was pleased to see that participants were also considering the smaller more intimate “inner landscape” as well. From what I could see on the back of the camera, there were quite a few really nice images made. I attempted to catch the final evening light back up on the top of the valley, but it died quite quickly as the sun went behind some clouds. A good day was had by all I hope.

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  1. Shumi November 17, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    Wow i just love the picture where the leaves fall in water.

  2. Nick November 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    Hi Shumi

    Thanks for dropping by the blog and leaving a comment. The pattern of the white water and leaves was my personal favourite image of the few pictures I took during the workshop. The bright colours of the leaves really makes them stand out from the white water.


  3. Cliffy February 23, 2015 at 8:46 pm #

    Hi there, great blog, curious as to the name of the falls please, thanks

  4. Nick February 26, 2015 at 8:04 pm #

    Hi Cliffy,
    Thanks for the comment. Both the falls pictured are on the Elidir Trail near Pontneddfechan on the southern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The first waterfall photo is of Sgwd Ddwli Uchaf and the other is of Sgwd Ddwli Isaf. If you have a spare day it is worth paying a visit.


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