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The rolling hills of the Clwydian Range are never more beautiful than in autumn, with crisp light highlighting the glowing colours of the turning leaves and bracken.
And one of the loveliest places to see all this autumnal splendour is the Coed Llangwyfan forest on the slopes of Pen-y-Cloddiau.
My wife Liz and I spent a delightful few hours walking through the forest along an ancient bridle path running from Moel-y-Parc to the base of Moel Arthur, taking in the stunning scenery and absolute quiet (apart from birdsong that is) of this much loved region.
Of course, the sound of a shutter clicking did punctuate the silence every now and then, as I strove to capture some of the essence of this wonderful place.
This patch of sunlit bracken by the side of the path caught my eye as we walked along, and it was the work of just a few seconds to capture the loveliness of this little scene.
Just a wonderful day's outing that will stay in our hearts for a long while.
Filename - clwydians ferns 01
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 40mm
Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f/8, ISO200
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.
Location - Coed Llangwyfan, Clwydian Range AONB, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Raised ISO used to enable handheld exposure with image stabilisation.
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