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Ystradfellte Waterfalls

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Sgwd y Pannwr (Fall of the Fuller) is a beautiful waterfall near Ystradfellte in the Brecon Beacons. It has a number of tiers and cascades in different directions as it plunges into a gorge on the Afon Mellte. A foreground of wet rocks and fallen leaves, together with a hint of autumn colour in the trees surrounding the gorge, provide an attractive setting for a landscape image. A polarising filter reduced reflections from the wet rocks and slowed down my shutter speed. I bracketed the shot at 0.4 seconds, 1.6 seconds and 6 seconds, then assembled the final image using Photomatix. This has brought out the textures and tones of the rock, given a pleasingly blurred effect to the cascades and recorded a little swirl of eddying water in the mid-ground.