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Betws-y-Coed Woods #10

Trees and river in autumn at Betws-y-Coed, North Wales

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Of all the thousands of paths, hikes and trails in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, one of the nicest is also one of the easiest - a stroll through the autumn woodlands along the Afon Llugwy at Betws-y-Coed.

This ancient woodland is at its best for just a couple of weeks in October, as the leaves turn golden and orange before being stripped away in the winter storms.

My wife Liz and I picked a beautiful day for our stroll, with the low angled sun bringing out the best of the colours in the trees and adding a sparkle to the tumbling waters of the Afon Llugwy.

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Filename - betws y coed woods 10.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 40mm

Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f8, ISO200

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.