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Glyderau Mountains #2

Family hiking in the Glyderau mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales

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The story behind this image

Hiking around Llyn Idwal in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, I'd fallen behind my son-in-law and grandsons while photographing the views out over the lake.

When I finally turned around to see who was where I was greeted by this sight of the three of them as tiny figures beneath the looming rockface of the Glyderau mountains, swathed in clouds and looking suitably epic.

So I quickly composed and shot this single frame before my family was lost to sight against the jumble of rocks at the base of the face.

The juxtaposition of the three miniscule figures against the massive mountain is what makes this image work, conveying something of the scale and majesty of the Snowdonia landscape.

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Image data

Filename - glyderau mountains 02

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 50mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f8, ISO100

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

Location - Glyderau Mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposre with image stabilisation.