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Capel Curig at the heart of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales has the reputation of being one of the wettest places in the UK, and after three weeks of solid rain during October 2019 there was certainly a lot of water around.
Which is why my wife Liz and I headed there during a brief lull in the weather for some much needed fresh air and exercise, and to see how the rivers and waterfalls were looking after such a drenching.
Parking up on the A5 trunk road by the side of the Afon LLugwy river we could hear the force of the water before we'd even got out of the car.
And gazing over the old stone wall overlooking the river's gorge below we were left breathless at the sight and sound of huge amounts of water surging over the rocks below.
So out with the camera and tripod then, balancing precariously on the lumpy wall trying to get the best possible angles to photograph and video the pounding waters of the Afon LLugwy.
All in all we spent about half an hour here before the weather closed in on us, the rain began in earnest and we called it a day, heading for the coast and the hope of slightly better weather away from the mountains of Snowdonia.
Filename - capel curig waterfall 12
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 50mm
Exposure - 1 sec @ f16, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare, enhance colours and increase exposure time.
Location - Capel Curig, Snowdonia, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Small aperture and polarising filter used to increase exposure time which allowed the flowing water to blur somewhat.
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