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This is a shot from corn du second highest mountain in the south of the UK, pen y fan is over to the right.

this was my main objective whilst in brecon, i'd heard a lot about 'pen y fan' (the highest mountain in southern uk) as this is where the sas train, part of their course is a 45 mile navigation which takes in these peaks.

I camped in the woods near the car park at the bottom, had 4 hours sleep and got up at 4am to pack and climb it, the board at the bottom said it took 2-3 hours to climb so i thought id do it in two. As it happens i got to the top of 'corn du' in 45 mins (dont know what the sas whinge about, its a bump!!).
Its a steep rise as you come up to the summit you are treated to a great view of the massive bowl that backs these two mountains. corn du is a little further up, and this shot is taken from the ledge that looks out down the valley back to brecon.
I had'nt realised it would be so cold (un-beknown to me my dog was not well and wasnt happy) i didnt have gloves and the wind that ripped up the front of this face froze my fingers whilst trying to take shots. I have some video that really chills the bones as the whispy cloud rushes up the valley. it was an exhilarating experience and to watch the sun gradually break the clouds and paint the land whilst cloud zipped by was magical...

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Alex37 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Now I know where this is it only impresses me more
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
cool ...i do have some lovely shots from this morning and the previous evening........
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jayavarman Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
A PERFECT WORK OF ART.
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
thank you.....
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Awesome perspective!
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:iconsassaputzin:
sassaputzin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
bloody freezing perspective!!!
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
All worth it :D
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:iconladypoof:
ladypoof Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Wow this is amazing. Feels kinda otherworldly.
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
thanks im glad you like it....
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ladypoof Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
your welcome.
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Nazareanu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
Splendid view :clap:
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
it sure was.....
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grevys Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
great perspective steve and wonderful palette. i like this!
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
im glad thanks stuart...any room for improvement i intend to enter this in a competition.....
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grevys Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
nope, think it's very good as is. i might experiment with cropping a thin slice off the left side to remove the eroded red bank that one can see on the far left. that acts as a small eye magnet, distracting from the rest of the image. but really, it is very good.
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CharmingPhotography Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot with subtle colors and a fantastic view... xx
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
thanks for the comment im glad you like it....
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rocqua Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
awesome, brilliant, great, sublime all are fitting descriptions, none do this shot justice.

and it's not because this was simply an epic scene, with huge moutainfaces and magneta light, no it is the composition that makes this great. There is a great sense of a 'flow' coming from the lines on the mountainsides leading to the river, the symmetry creates a sense of synergy, and the lake breaks this to create a more dynamic composition. It really is more than just capturing a great scene, it is elevating a scene to the level of fine art.

In short a shot to cherish and be proud of.
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
wow thanks bart....im happy you like it...thanks for such ahn in depth comment its nice to receive....
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rocqua Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
your most welcome.

I try to put some effort into my replies when I feel I have something to say.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is freaking brilliant, I wish it were mine. Enter it into [link] it'll do great I am sure
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
coooool...may well do...
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
The colours blend so well together it is just incredible. I love this frosty look!

Amazing work mate!! many :thumbsup:
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
thank you my friend
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Modernmilk Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
woooooooo
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
ahhhhhhh
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justeline Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Oh yes, this image was love at first sight! No need to say more, tearing it to bits to praise the composition, light and atmosphere will just ruin the emotional impact! :love:
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
thank you maria...you say the kindest things
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Yes, really brilliant. Exquisite light, and I love the composition with the beautiful foreground. It really increases its impact. :-)
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
glad you like it alban...
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lori77 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
No comment...it's superb. Love it.
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:iconsassaputzin:
sassaputzin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
cool, twice it seems ;)
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
thanks lori..
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lori77 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
No comment...it's superb. Love it.
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lakemans Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
amazing landscape.

Wales....!
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
i meant uk
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lakemans Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
It's an inspiring shot nonetheless.
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
thanks mark...
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danUK86 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010   General Artist
Lovely shot mate, south Wales tho, not England ;)
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
yep southern united kingdom is what i meant
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plbeaulieu Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Wooowwww !! the color are awesome !! I feel like i was there very well done !! :+fav:
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
thanks pierre..
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edwinvdbogert Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Awesome view, great shot !!
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
thank you my friend...
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CitizenOlek Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Amazing subtlety of color!
Well done!
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
thank you...
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struckdumb Featured By Owner May 17, 2010   Digital Artist
Fantastic picture.
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
:)
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el-jasmin Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
a Wonderful sight
i love it so much :hug:
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sassaputzin Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
cool...
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