Between teaching/planning camera classes, school photographs and family shoots it’s been a bit busy! I have been meaning to put some photographs up from our short half term break in Wales and Somerset. We rented Billy the campervan for 4 days and headed out to conquer some hills in the Brecon Beacons. I took my Mamiya medium format range finder camera with me on the trip which was great fun to use to document our adventure. The camera physically makes me slow down, frame and focus the image I would like to capture onto 120mm film. It’s a holiday from my fast paced D-SLR. For the first two days we went hiking, visited a couple of villages – Hay on Wye and Crickhowell being our favourites, and relaxed. My eldest climbed 300 meters to the top of a hill/mini mountain on her own unlike her little brother who was enjoying the ride up on his father’s back! We then drove south to Somerset as the rain looked prominent on the Welsh weather forecast, and my husband was looking forward to visiting his favourite cider farm. The children loved driving through Cheddar Gorge and running through the streets of Glastonbury. We took them to Glastonbury Tor, which has amazing views across the countryside. No Somerset visit is complete unless we stop at the Burrow Hill Cider Farm for my husband to stock up on his favourite cider, and to have a lovely walk around the orchard. We finished the trip up with an evening of camping at Stonehenge, which was a bit spooky as it was just after halloween!