On Hay Bluff

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by theoldsmithy, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy SC Top Veteran

    Jan 7, 2013
    Herefordshire, England
    Real Name:
    Martin Connolly
    The program of ticking off the local high places continues. On Saturday afternoon we went to Hay Bluff - a 10 minute drive from Hay-on-Wye leads you up to about 1500ft, then you have to climb the final 500 feet to the top of the plateau, from where there are glorious views towards the Shropshire hills in the north, and the Brecon Beacons to the south. On the way back you can even get an ice-cream from the van in the car park. Not exactly wilderness but fabulous all the same.

    These first two were JPEGs tweaked in Photogene on my iPad. Not a bad tool at all.
    [​IMG]Towards the Beacons by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    [​IMG]From Hay Bluff by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    This was just an LR tweak of local wildlife :)
    [​IMG]P7180036-2.jpg by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

    and this is Gospel Pass - the highest pass in Wales apparently. I never knew it was there until Saturday as it's hidden within the folds of the Black Mountains.
    [​IMG]Gospel pass from Hay Bluff by Martin Connolly, on Flickr
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  2. bluzcity

    bluzcity SC Veteran

    Jul 30, 2013
    Memphis, TN
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    My favorite of the two is the second. I like how the high area spills into the background.