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Llangollen #5

The ruined Dinas Bran castle on top of a hill near Llangollen in North Wales

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The story behind this image

The countryside around the border between North Wales and England is dotted with the remains of a turbulent history, with the ruins of many castles and strongholds dotted around on hilltops.

One of the more dramatic ruins is that of the castle Dinas Bran, perched high above the charming market town of Llangollen.

A drive up a steep single track road will get you to this lovely viewpoint, from where you can climb to the castle or, like me, admire the view of the castle set against the surrounding rolling countryside.

A sunny evening in late spring with gorgeous light made capturing the scene in a photo an absolute no-brainer, although the high contrast range did necessitate using a high dynamic range (HDR) blend of five seperate exposures to capture detail throughout the composition.

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Image data

Filename - llangollen 05.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 32mm

Exposure - Various @ f8, ISO400

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Llangollen, North Wales

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - This image is a high dynamic range (HDR) blend of five seperate exposures, each one stop apart.