The end of summer is feeling more real the deeper we go into September, it certainly feels like summer has finished here, its almost time to get the winter gear out. I do love Autumn though, in fact it is one of my favourite seasons for photography. The colours and light make for some really deep moody pictures, and being surrounded by forest there is plenty of opportunity to create some really amazing pictures here in Herefordshire and the surrounding areas such as the Brecon Beacons.

Last Sunday I decided to take a drive down to Llanthony, just on the East edge of the Brecon Beacons near Abergavenny. It is a great place to easily get to and to quickly get on the hills, as I set off in the evening light was short. I headed to Llanthony Priory a great place to start out as they have loads of parking, a place to eat and some will find the Priory remains interesting to see. This is a good place if you don’t want to go all out on a long hike as most the routes in this area are fairly easy going. Correct me if I’m wrong but I think you can also go on a Pony trek from the Priory.

From the carpark we headed West into the Beacons, over the stream there are several paths to take up the ridge. We just guessed our way using the priory in the background as a reference, I don’t think I even got the maps out the pack. The top of the ridges are wonderful at this time of year, the ground cover is purple and the ponies and sheep are all grazing happily, until they see us coming.

This is a small selection of the pictures taken. Enjoy.

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