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Lake Vyrnwy #2

Lake Vyrnwy reservoir in Powys, Wales

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The story behind this image

A beautiful sunny summer's day in north Wales and my wife Liz and I were pondering where to go to enjoy the views and sunshine.

With a whole day free at our disposal we decided to venture a bit further afield than our usual haunts around Snowdonia and the North Wales coast, and so we headed south to have a look at Lake Vyrnwy in Powys, Mid Wales.

We'd been there before, on a cloudy, cold and wet day, so we were looking forward to seeing the lake under better conditions.

Well we weren't disappointed, and enjoyed a great day out walking and photographing the stunning scenery.

This view was captured by the lakeside, from one of the many parking and picnic areas thoughtfully provided around the lake's perimeter, and with passing clouds sending shadows across the landscape I also took the opportunity to shoot several hundred images here to make my Lake Vyrnwy Timelapse #1 video.

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Image data

Filename - lake vyrnwy 02

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/25 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky. Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Lake Vyrnwy, Powys Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.