Images of Wales
Easter Sunday, 12 April 1998
Tawe Valley and Varteg Hill,
Photography by John Ball - 2 Dec 1997
(with Agfa ePhoto-307 digital camera)
From 1997 to 2007, the "view from my window" alongside my daily weather report, looked out across the Tawe Valley, over the village of Ystalyfera. The pictures below show how the scene changed rapidly with different weather conditions and at different times. All pictures were taken on the same day - 2nd December 1997.
Above: At 12:30 pm, looking south-east at Varteg Hill, shrouded in mist.
The hill is 352 metres (about 1140 feet) high.
Above: By 2:30 pm, the mist had cleared. This is the view looking eastwards
towards the neighbouring village of Ystradgynlais, just across the county
border into Breconshire.
Above: Also at 2:30 pm, the snow-topped Varteg Hill now shows clearly.
Above: By 4:00 pm the snow has gone from Varteg Hill, and the sun is about to set.
Above: My home (named Delfan), from where the pictures were taken.
The famous "bedroom window" is top left.