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Drystone Wall #2

Drystone wall in mist, North Wales

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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 drystone walls which criss-cross this part of the world, looking suitably ancient 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.

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Image data

Filename - drystone wall 02

Camera - Canon EOS350D DSLR

Lens - 18-55mm zoom @ 32mm

Exposure - 1/2 sec @ f/11, 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.