Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Enchanting Landscapes 6 - Electric Dusk

Afon Mellte, Ystradfellte, Brecon Beacons, Wales
I took a walk along the River Mellte in the Brecon Beacons on Easter Monday; It boasts some impressive Waterfalls (perfect for enchanting landscapes photography!), including the Sgwd Clun-Gwyn, and disappears for about a quarter of a mile underground into a series of caves and channels, until it pours out into an area called the Blue Pool and carries on with its journey above ground.

As the river idles lazily to its next set of falls, the banks begin to flatten out and the steep sides are replaced by gentle slopes of bright green moss, and are lined by overhanging trees and quaint little meadows; The scenery became even more enchanting as the sun began to set and the water became a deep sapphire blue as it reflected the darkening skies.

In the landscape above, I have given the water and trees a slight glow which makes them appear to be emitting a bioluminescence, it definitely reminds me of Avatar again! There are so many interesting Celtic fairy tales, I imagine quaint river scenes like this feature in many of them!

The Blue Pool
The word 'Afon' means River in Welsh, and 'Mellte' is derived from the word Mellt which means lightning. Hence the title Electric Dusk :)

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