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North Wales, with its proximity to the prevailing westerly winds from the Atlantic ocean and its mountainous terrain, attracts more than its fair share of wet weather.
But who wants boring blue skies and sunshine all the time?
As an outdoor photographer I relish these ever changing weather patterns, as I can visit the same local locations over and over again and never see them in the same light twice.
Such as my local hill, Moel Famau, the highest peak in the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in Northeast Wales.
On a clear day you can see for miles from up here, but more often than not the slopes of Moel Famau are wreathed in mist and low cloud, with condensed moisture dripping off the foliage and your waterproofs.
Ideal conditions for photographing the trees of the Clwydian Forest, looking suitably forbidding and mysterious with visibility limited to just a few metres.
For an outdoor photographer there's no such thing as bad weather, so long as you can find the appropriate subject.
Filename - clwydians trees mist 02
Camera - Canon EOS5D DSLR
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 35mm
Exposure - 1.3 secs @ f/16, ISO100
Filters - None.
Location - Clwydian Range AONB, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Tripod, remote release and mirror lockup used to prevent camera movement.
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