Nigel Forster Creative Photography
Brecon Beacons and Beyond
27/04/18Nigel Forster ran an excellent 2 day workshop for 6 members of our local camera club which is based in Leighton Buzzard.
We booked into the local Usk-Inn and were given a warm welcome by owner Jill and her husband Andrew. This unpretentious hotel was clean, comfortable and the food was really good. We dined together in the restaurant and enjoyed a superb full English breakfast cooked to order and equally good evening meals. The beer selection was imaginative too.
Nigel arrived on time at 5:30 am for our first dawn session and adapted his very competent programme to the whims of all the club members. I am not sure that we missed much out, except perhaps the night sky session which simply didn't fit in with our full-on day programme of two early starts. Our day included a local landscape study at dawn, a lecture on technique, a visit to another hill top and a very beautiful trip to photograph some waterfalls. The local wildlife was extraordinary too!
Our pre dawn ascent of Pen y Van (Brecon Beacon) on day two was a triumph. In spite of the weather, we did see the sun and some excellent views. Breakfast at the Usk-Inn was never so welcome on our return. But it didn't end there. We did a Heritage trip to three sites in the Ebbw Vale area and enjoyed some humour with some locals enjoying a Sunday afternoon drink.
This was a competently led course. Nigel was always on time, on hand, and ready with advice. Not intrusive; just there when you needed him.
Highly recommended for all competence levels and ages.
Well done Nigel and thank you.
I have included some of my own photographs to illustrate some of the material covered and would like to thank everyone concerned for organising such a worth while trip.