a few photos taken on short section of Glyndŵr's Way to Golfa hill and return to welshpool on the country lanes and a short detour to Harriet's hill.
The Glyndwr’s Way takes you to some of the finest landscape features in Wales including the tranquil Radnorshire Hills, the shores of the Clywedog Reservoir and heather clad Plynlimon.
Glyndŵr's Way is an 135 mile (217 Km) long National Trail meandering through the open moorland, rolling farmland, woodland and forest of mid-Wales.
You don’t have to walk the Trail in one go to enjoy the best it has to offer. You can enjoy is as a series of day walks. the total distance I walked on this was 14km which 6km was on Glyndŵr's Way.
ABOVE-the bridden hills rising up from the plains, photo taken just below the summit of Y Golfa Hill
BELOW- old ice house I found on the assent sadly its been filled with rubbish
a few photos from a short steep hike over to #PistyllRhaeadr over the mountain path with some exploring into a small trail mine.
A short but steep accent over Y Clogydd down a miners path to the waterfall for cups of hot tea and tea cakes and taking in the waterfall ready for the return trip finishing at the pub for a drink.
I was very lucky to spot this optical phenomenon as well as photographing a vertical rainbow two weeks back, this one which is the second I have ever witnessed the other being on the summit of Cadir Idris, however this was one photographed in the Breidden Hills on the summit of Moel y Golfa with a summit of 403 metres (1,322 ft), as Solar glory and Spectre of the Brocken are always witnessed on hill or mountain summits and have been witnessed from aircraft.
A glory is an optical phenomenon that resembles an iconic saints halo about the shadow of the observer's head. The effect is believed to happen due to classical wave tunnelling,, when light nearby the droplet tunnels through air inside the droplet and, in the case of glory, is emitted backwards due to resonance effects.
A Brocken spectre is the apparently enormous and magnified shadow of an observer, cast upon the upper surfaces of clouds opposite the sun. The phenomenon can appear on any misty mountainside
below-solarised version to highlight the unusual length of shadow a Brocken spectre
Gyrn Moelfre stands to the south-east of the Berwyns with s summit of 523m (1716 ft), it was used in the 1995 firm (the Englishman who went up the hill and came down the mountain).
The village of Llansilin lies on its south-west slopes. It was historically in Denbighshire, but the area was transferred to Powys in 1996.
We were really lucky to witness this vertical rainbow at sunset described as an optical phenomenon, this vertical rainbow we witnessed appeared to be looking down onto the Shropshire plain.(photo taken with a 35mm prime lens)
Sunset rainbows are special for few reasons. The sun's rays are nearly horizontal, so the top of the rainbow will be high in the sky. In fact, a sunset rainbow is the widest arc you'll ever see from the ground: almost half of the full-circle rainbow can become visible, and you'll need a wide angle lens to capture it all. This means the ends of the arc are nearly vertical as they intersect the horizon. Sometimes only the end segment of the rainbow appears, and if you see a photo such as ours of a vertical rainbow at the horizon, you'll know it was made at sunset (or sunrise).
At sunset, the sunlight contains more red hues and less blue (because of atmospheric scattering). This will affect the appearance of the rainbow by emphasizing the red bands and muting the blue bands. The same red tint will apply to anything on the ground illuminated by the sunset. The effect can be quite dramatic.
Be sure to turn around next time you're photographing a sunset, and see if the sky behind holds anything interesting.