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Driving down through Snowdonia from our home in North Wales, aiming to spend a day enjoying the beautiful scenery around Barmouth and the Mawddach estuary, my wife Liz and I decided to go off piste for a while, taking the B4407 road through the mountains from Pentrefoelas, heading towards Ffestiniog and the incredible slate workings at Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Normally one of the wettest places in Wales, the rolling hills around Ffestiniog were basking under unseasonably warm, dappled September sunlight as light, fluffy cumulus clouds drifted by overhead.
So I wasn't going to let such beautiful scenery flash by without stopping to admire and photograph the landscape from a few different angles as we parked up in convenient laybys along the way.
It was well worth a short delay on our journey southwards, after all, I may never see Blaenau under such lovely conditions again!
This image shows the B4407 winding its way towards the Snowdonia mountains, with the slate spoil of Blaenau to the left of the image, and the impressive dam for the Tanygrisiau Reservoir to the right.
Filename - ffestiniog 03
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 35mm
Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f/8, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.
Location - Near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Image underexposed slightly to preserve highlights.
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