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For a couple of weeks a year, in late spring, the woods in Moss Valley, near Wrexham in North Wales, burst into colour as fresh bluebells emerge to carpet the steep tree-lined slopes.
With early morning sun filtering through the trees, and with birdsong echoing around the valley, it's a wonderful experience just to sit, watch, listen and smell the new life that this time of year brings.
The click of my camera's shutter as I try and do some justice to the scene laid out before me seems an unwelcome intrusion into the peace and quiet of this natural cathedral.
But I do want something to remember this ethereal experience with, and a photograph, although only a visual reminder, still has the power to take me back to that serene morning in the woods of Moss Valley.
Filename - bluebell woods 06
Camera - Canon EOS 5D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 67mm
Exposure - 0.6 secs @ f/16, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.
Location - Moss Valley, Wrexham, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Tripod, mirror lockup and remote release used to prevent camera movement.
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