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Llyn Brenig #3

Dead tree branch on the shore of Llyn Brenig reservoir in a drought, North Wales

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North Wales is home to some impressive and dramatic bodies of water, both natural and man-made, with the Llyn Brenig reservoir in the Denbigh Moors up there with the best of them.

Constructed in the 1970s to manage the flow of water into the river Dee and protect supplies for North Wales and Liverpool in times of drought, Llyn Brenig has become a magnet for water sports, fishing, and hiking.

My wife Liz and I visit here quite regularly on our trips around North Wales, checking out the many and varied locations around the lake's perimeter.

A drive along the dirt roads away from the popular visitors centre one lovely afternoon in midsummer took Liz and I to some rarely seen locations, such as this shallow inlet almost devoid of water thanks to a prolonged dry spell.

The dried up twisted old tree root in the foreground emphasises the drought conditions.

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Image data

Filename - llyn brenig 03

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/20 sec @ f16, ISO200

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Location - Llyn Brenig, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Small aperture used for increased depth of field.