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Betws-y-Coed Woods #7

Oak tree at Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales

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'I think that I shall never see - a poem as lovely as a tree' to quote the poet Joyce Kilmer.

And a walk through the autumn woods along the Afon Llugwy at Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales will show you exactly what he was talking about.

There are some beautiful ancient woodlands here, shown at their best for a couple of weeks in late October as the leaves turn golden before being stipped away in the winter gales.

As my wife Liz and I walked the riverside path my attention was drawn to this solitary oak tree a liite ways back from the water's edge.

Old, huge and shaped like a child's drawing, this magnificent specimen surely fits the description in Joyce Kilmer's poem.

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Filename - betws y coed woods 07.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.