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Llyn Brenig Panorama #2

Panoramic view of Llyn Brenig, North Wales, including the drawdown crane

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The story behind this image

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.

The most popular walks are those close to the visitors' centre (naturally enough), situated at the dam end of the reservoir.

And it was from the top of the dam itself that we paused in our hike so I could capture the multiple overlapping images needed to create this sweeping panoramic collage.

The large gantry structure to the left of the composition is the drawdown facility, essentially a giant plughole operated by an overhead crane, while towards the middle of the frame you can make out the turbines of the newly constructed Clocaenog wind farm, the object of a certain amount of local controvesy to say the least!

But from my point of view, these man made additions add to, rather than detract from, the natural landscape.

They certainly make for an interesting image at least.

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Image data

Filename - llyn brenig panorama 02

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 75mm

Exposure - 1/200 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky relative to the landscape.

Location - Llyn Brenig, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Panoramic collage created from a series of overlapping exposures.