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Max A Rush Photography

The Elan Valley or Cwm Elan, Powys: A large network of dams and reservoirs created in Victorian times to supply water to Birmingham via a gravity feed.  The area is now primarily natural grassland interspersed with deciduous woodland and exposed wild upland, all important wildlife habitats.  While receiving some of the highest rainfall in the UK, the Elan Valley also experiences periods of extreme cold in the winter, collecting thick freezing fog and hoar frost. My first exhibition showcasing this side of the climate was mounted at the visitor centre in 2009, and since then I've continued to return to the area to build up portfolios on the other seasons.  Much remains to be done here and as yet I've barely touched on the many spectacular possibilities of autumn and summer.