As a follow up to the favourite bits of kit for 2011, I thought it only fair I post a few of my favourite photos from 2011 as well. In no particular order or time of year or destination either. I have enjoyed my time out and about this year and I hope this has been reflected in my photos. I am probably a little overfond of sun shots and I admit that the camera I use (LX3) has improvedupon my basic photographic skills! I have enjoyed taking them though and hope to take many more in 2012.
Sunrise at Llanthony back in March. A fabulous place that everyone should visit at least once.
Possibly my favourite shot of the year mainly due to the weather, the colours and the time of year. It is of course Talybont Reservoir and valley
A famous (in South Wales anyway) backdrop to a wandering family of sheep. Another glorious day in the central Brecon Beacons
Early sunrise over Sugar Loaf Mountain just outside Abergavenny taken from Crug Hywel
A perfect end to a perfect day in mid Wales where I spent my birthday amongst friends and family in April. Best trip ever…
Wentwood Forest colours in the autumn. Even in the autumn, splendour and beauty can be found and just for once no sign of the sun!
A little gem of a place in The Eagles Nest high above the Wye Valley. Sits atop limestone cliffs reached by the very aptly named 365 steps.
Another superb location, this time in the west of the Brecon Beacons with a winter sunset at Usk Reservoir.
An early morning inversion around Talybont at the start of a gorgeous central Brecon Beacons walk
A stumbled upon reminder of the past from up and around the Carmarthen Fan.
And there we have it. If there is a theme here it is that I spend an inordinate amount of time in the Brecon Beacons. I do still like going further afield but time, family commitments, job pressures and money prevent me from easily and repeatedly wandering too far from what is on my doorstep. I hope 2012 allows me to enjoy my outdoor experiences as much as 2011 has and maybe just maybe I might have a few new destinations as well to enjoy
Happy 2012 to all