A day at Henrhyd Falls
Earlier this month we took a trip back to the western edge of the Brecon Beacons to revisit a waterfall we hadn't been to for over two years.
I remember the first time we went there, not really knowing what to expect but it was well worth the drive on both occasions. The waterfall is situated pretty close to the nearby National Park carpark and then just a short (though muddy in the rain) descent down a remarkably maintained walkway.
All of a sudden you go from the peaceful tranquility of a typical woodland chorus to the thundering crescendo of the tallest waterfall in the South of Wales in what feels like a heartbeat. Whilst Dan set about getting his promotional shots for a whisky brand, I tried out the video capabilities of my camera.
My First Trip Video
It's safe to say I'm pretty excited about this. It's been on my new years resolutions list for two years running, so I decided to suck it up and take the plunge. For an absolute novice, I don't think I've done too badly and I'm definitely excited to film some more in the future. I have already learnt a great deal and appreciate that there's heaps to improve upon. Luckily my other half is a director so he has shared his wisdom and hooked me up with some gear to help make the next attempt even better. It was fun putting him in front of the lens instead of me for a change!
Sadly the rainfall hadn't been that great this time around and so in comparison to our last trip, she looked a little lacklustre. But neither that or the typical Welsh weather stopped us from achieving what we set out to do. I think next time I'll go back with waterproof housing of somekind so I can go behind the falls without fear of killing the camera.
Left is are the falls back in 2014 and shot on Kodak Portra 400 film, Right was taken in 2017 on a DSLR.
If you have never seen a waterfall with your own eyes before then I strongly recommend visiting this 99ft beauty after a couple of days intense rainfall. It's also famously known for doubling as the legendary 'Bat Cave' in Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight Rises'.