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Fairy Falls #4

Fairy Falls waterfall at Trefriw, Snowdonia, North Wales

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Flowing out of Llyn Crafnant, high in the hills, this small tribuary stream of the river Conwy runs downhill through the village of Trefriw in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

On its way, just above Trefriw, the stream goes over some very pretty waterfalls, called the Fairy Falls, which are one of the local tourist attractions.

My wife, daughter and I called here one sunny day in the spring of 2019 in order to visit the falls, as my daughter had never seen them.

On this day the falls were at 'half spate', with just the right amount of water flowing over the rocks for a lovely visual effect.

Despite Fairy falls being a local attraction, we were the only ones there on that occasion.

So while my daughter cooled her feet in a rockpool I did what I usually do and photographed the flowing water from a variety of angles, trying to catch some of the atmosphere in this hidden gem of a location.

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Image data

Filename - fairy falls 04

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f8, ISO200

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Fairy Falls, Trefriw, Snowdonia, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.