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Cregennan Lakes Panorama #3

Panoramic image of Cregennan Lakes in the Snowdonia National Park, Wales

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The story behind this image

One of the 'hidden gems' of the Snowdonia National Park is Cregennan Lakes, nestled at the foot of the mountain Cader Idris and overlooking the stunning Mawddach Estuary.

My wife Liz and I usually make a couple of day trips here during the summer months to enjoy the scenery and take a hike around the two lakes, plus some photography of course!

On this occasion in early summer 2017 we arrived in mixed weather, and ended up eating our picnic lunch in the car during a downpour.

But the weather soon cleared and we enjoyed our tramp around the lakes in the freshly washed crystal clear air.

You can see two time lapse videos showing the different weather conditions we encountered by following these links.

Cregennan Lakes Time Lapse #2

Cregennan Lakes Time Lapse #3

Anyhow, just after we got back from our hike, and before heading down to spend the evening at Fairbourne to watch the sunset over the Mawddach Estuary, I took the opportunity to capture a series of overlapping still images, encompassing the entire sweep of the lakes, to merge later in Adobe Lightroom to make this lovely panoramic collage.

A fitting reminder of a lovely day's outing in such a beautiful place.

Image data

Filename - cregennan lakes panorama 03.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm

Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and allow the rocks under the water to be seen.

Location - Cregennan Lakes, Snowdonia National Park, Wales

This image - 1200x357px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom and PhotoShop CC

Comments - Panoramic image made by stitching multiple exposures