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Pentre Ifan burial chamber

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pentre ifan
prehistoric
standing stones

Pentre Ifan burial chamber is set against the backdrop of heather clad hills in the northern part of Pembrokeshire national park. reasonable grass/ dirt footpath to the location, use walking boots or wellies after rain.

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West Kennet long barrow

Barrow entrance looking north
Interior of Long barrow
Silbury Hill from west kennet long barrow
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downland
long barrow
west kennet
avebury

West Kennet long barrow is not usually as busy as the nearby and very impressive Avebury stone circle, a signposted grassy dirt footpath leads across a field and up a small hill to the barrow.

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Near Brecon Beacons Visitors Centre (Dark Skies Site)

A view of the Milky Way
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Astrophotography
Milky Way
night sky
dark sky site
Brecon Beacons
stars

Near Libanus, follow the signs for the Brecon Beacons Visitors Centre.  If you continue pass the visitors centre a short way, you will be a little higher up and not have the mountains obscuring your view.

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Usk Resevoir, Brecon Beacons

North side of the Usk Resevoir
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USK Reservoir
Trecastle
powys
Brecon Beacons
Mynydd Du
Black Mountain
River Usk

The Usk Reservoir is in a remote area, west of Trecastle Powys, surrounded by forest and moor-land overlooking Mynydd Du or the Black Mountain. Good location for landscape and Astrophotography.

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Spillway at Pontsticill Reservoir

Brecon Beacons
Spillway - long exposure
Dam spillways
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Brecon Beacons
Spillway
Pontsticill Reservoir
reservoir
water
Long exposure
dam

The spillway at Pontsticill Reservoir is well worth a visit but make sure you go when the water is actually draining. For this reason it's probably best to visit outside of the summer months and best to keep an eye on the weather forecast prior to going.

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Winterton-On-Sea

Winterton Fishing Huts
Wind Turbine at Winterton
Offshore wind farm
Winteron beach sunrise
Dunes at Winterton
Windfarm at Somerton
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sea
sky
sunrise
wind turbine
Dunes
beach
sand
marram grass
windfarm

Winterton-On-Sea is a small coastal village on the Norfolk Coast. If you are looking for deserted sand dunes and windswept sandy beaches this is the place to come.

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Orford

Orford castle keep long exposure in black and white
Derelict boat on the river at Orford
Orford Castle at sunrise
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Orford
castle
quay
Orford Ness
Suffolk
Woodbridge
Derelict

Orford is a very picturesque fishing village near the Suffolk coast, now separated from the sea by the large shingle spit of Orford Ness.

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Arolla Glacier (Bas Glacier d'Arolla) Mont Collon - Evolène

Mont Collon
mountainous terrain
Scree slope
Switzerland
Switzerland - Pennine Alps
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Arolla Glacier
Bas Glacier d'Arolla
Mont Collon
Evolène
Hérens
Valais
mountain
mountains
Switzerland
Pennine Alps
Glacier du Mont Collon
Haut Glacier d'Arolla

This is a truly spectacular​ place, you can't beat a glacier for landscape photography. Interestingly the Glacier d'Arolla is actually composed of two glaciers, the Glacier du Mont Collon and the Haut Glacier d'Arolla.

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Herringfleet Smock Mill

Herringfleet Smock Mill in Suffolk
Herringfeet Smock Mill
Herringfleet Smock Mill in Suffolk
Herringfleet Smock Mill in Suffolk
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windmill
smock mill
broads
Suffolk
reedbeds
reflecions

The mill is a fully restored grade II* working smock mill, the only one in the broads. It's a bit of a trek to get to the mill, but its isolated position makes for some great images and means it looks good from lots of different angles.

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Redgrave and Lopham Fen Nature Reserve

Konik ponies on redgrave and lopham fen
Misty winter day at Redgrave and Lopham Fen
Woodland pathways on redgrave and lopham fen
Mist is a common occurrence on Redgrave and Lopham Fen
Mist is a common occurrence on Redgrave and Lopham Fen
The lack of artificial light is great for night photogprahy on Redrave and Lopham Fen
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nature reserve
fens
redgrave and lopham fen
wildllife
Suffolk
norfolk

Redgrave & Lopham Fen National Nature Reserve is the largest remaining river valley fen in England and the source of the River Waveney. The landscape is mainly comprised of reedbeds and woodland, and for the wildlife photographer this offers some great opportunities.

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