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Llyn Cowlyd Panorama #1

Llyn Cowlyd reservoir in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

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Llyn Cowlyd is one of the highest, bleakest and deepest reservoirs in Wales, lying as it does high in the Carneddau mountains in the Snowdonia National Park.

It also takes some getting to, with an exhilarating drive up a single track road followed by a mile long hike to the dam, which is from where I took this panoramic collage of the reservoir and surrounding peaks.

The water level was usually low, thanks to the summer drought of 2018, so I was able to walk a fair way out and get a composition including most of the dam itself.

Dramatic no doubt, but rather lacking in the natural beauty found around Llyn Geirionydd and Llyn Crafant in the valleys far below.

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Image data

Filename - llyn colwyd panorama 01.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 47mm

Exposure - 1/50 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the brighness of the sky and foreground.

Location - Llyn Cowlyd, Snowdonia, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Panoramic collage created by stiching multiple overlapping frames together in Adobe Lightroom.