Late autumn colours surrounding the Afon Elan as it flows into Penygarreg Reservoir in the Elan Valley, Powys, Wales, UK. Image © Stephen Spraggon.

Elan Valley, Wales

Blue Skies

At the top of the road through the Elan Valley in mid-Wales the Afon Elan flows into a series of reservoirs. Sounds of cars and anything man-made quickly diminish here and all that is left is water, wind and the odd bird call. Heavy mist lingered all morning whilst I made this picture. The deep blue sky contrasted wonderfully against the last bursts of orange in the leaves and ferns.

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