ELAN VALLEY

One of my presents lurking under the Christmas tree was a new iPad.  In the process of setting it up all the pictures taken on the Junior CW’s iPods have appeared in my photo stream.  Most of these were new to me.  Seeing the world through your children’s eyes is quite a revelation.  These were taken in Elan valley when we were en route to Aberystwyth.  The Juniors are obviously very fond of a filter as none of their images survives in its original form.
Elan Valley
The Elan valley is home to six dams creating a series of reservoirs to provide water for Birmingham.  This one is Caban Coch the lowest of all of the dams.  Water rushes over the edge like a waterfall when the reservoir is full, it was  certainly very impressive.  The buildings that you can see over the wall house electricity generators and a series of valves and sluices that control the amount of water that flows downstream.
Elan Valley
As we continued on our way to the seaside we drove past some of the reservoirs.  It was an overcast but still day making for stunning reflections.  This one is my picture that I took when we finally found a suitable place to stop.  No filters for me, maybe I should play!

Photalife

17 thoughts on “ELAN VALLEY

  1. Louise January 15, 2017 / 1:06 am

    Filters are fun to play with but I have to say I much prefer your photo at the bottom! Love the reflections 🙂

    • Catherine January 15, 2017 / 12:31 pm

      I was amazed at all the angles that the boys went for.

  2. Coombe Mill January 15, 2017 / 1:11 am

    Such stunning scenery around you and what a lovely gift. I’ve still never owned a tablet in my life!

  3. Tara January 15, 2017 / 7:22 am

    How lovely that you got to see their photos. I have to say though, I think yours is perfect without any filters 🙂 #MySundayPhoto

  4. Topsy Turvy Tribe January 15, 2017 / 9:41 am

    I remember the area well, such a beautiful part of the world. Junior did a great job of capturing the area! #mysundayphoto

  5. Phoebe | Lou Messugo January 15, 2017 / 10:12 am

    I love seeing my kids’ photos, obviously that wall was right at eye height! Your reflection is lovely without a filter.

  6. shazjera January 15, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    I think seeing an angle and perspective in a photo says quite a bit about the photo snapper and how they view the world 🙂 Exciting that you got to see Junior CW’s from their iPods!

    Love the reflections in your photo.

  7. Notmyyearoff January 15, 2017 / 3:12 pm

    That’s a lot of damns in one place. It looks very pretty!

  8. BattleMum January 15, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    I absolutely love Elan Valley, It’s definitely one of my top favourite places in Wales. Nice to see it from a different perspective. #mysundayphoto

  9. mummyhereandthere January 15, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    What a gorgeous place, never heard of it but shall take note as I live not far from Birmingham X
    #mysundayphoto

    • Catherine January 15, 2017 / 8:27 pm

      It is in the middle of Wales, so it depends which side of Birmingham you are!

      • mummyhereandthere January 16, 2017 / 9:18 pm

        Thank you, realised when google, teach me right to comment when rushing. Still we go to wales 2/3 a year so shall hopefully get chance to visit x

  10. Martyn Kitney January 15, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    Looks so pleasant and peaceful #mysundayphoto

  11. Tracey @ Mummyshire January 15, 2017 / 10:44 pm

    Oh, a new ipod eh?! Lovely. Filters are great aren’t they and they really can change the look of a photo!
    #SundayPhoto

    • Catherine January 15, 2017 / 11:50 pm

      I know, I’m a lucky girl!

  12. Shahnaz Alam January 16, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    Great pictures, each is unique and stunning.

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