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Offa's Dyke Path, Clwydian Range, North Wales #1

Paraglider over the Clwydian Range, North Wales

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My wife Liz and I were on the final stages of a four hour hike in the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in North Wales, heading along Offa's Dyke over the summit of Pen-y-Cloddiau towards Moel-y-Parc.

We were pretty tired by this point, so when a paraglider hove into view, soaring on the updraughts as the wind rose over the mountains, we were glad to take a break for a few minutes and admire the effortless grace of its flight.

Of course, I couldn't just stand there and watch, so as the intrepid pilot soared to and fro I got busy with my camera, capturing various compositions at times where the paraglider was in an advantageous position above the horizon.

Good fun, and a good excuse to rest the legs for a while!

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Filename - clwydians para glider 01

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm

Exposure - 1/50 sec @ f/8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Clwydian Range AONB, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.