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One of our discoveries of 2020, this is the beautiful and dramatic Grey Mare's Tail waterfall, just inside the Snowdonia National Park near Llanrwst in North Wales.
My wife Liz and I first found this spot in the spring, and resolved to return for a more lengthy visit later in the year.
So following a visit to Llanrwst to check out the vivid red Virgina Creeper adorning the Tu Hwnt I'r Bont cottage we crossed the famous Inigo Jones bridge and headed just a short way along the B5106 to the waterfall car park.
As usual, the waterfall was nearly deserted, just a couple of families splashing in the Nant Gwydyr downstream, so I was able to clamber down to river level and get right up close to the falls to capture this composition showing the the falls and downstream runnoff.
I used a slow shutter speed deliberately to allow some motion blur in the falling water which, in turn, necessitated the use of a tripod immersed in the flow with me perched on a rock mid-stream.
Much to the amusement of the few passers-by.
Filename - grey mares tail waterfall llanrwst 09
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR
Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm
Exposure - 2 secs @ f/11, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.
Location - Near Llanrwst, Snowdonia, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Long exposure time used to allow falling water to blur slightly..
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