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A cold, crisp day in mid January and the low angled sunlight is cutting through the pure Snowdonia air like a knife, painting the winter landscape around Llyn Crafnant in stunning shades of gold, orange and brown.
It was the perfect day to go for a hike in this beautiful part of the National Park in North Wales, which is just what my wife Liz and I did, tramping the well laid out path and road that circumnavigates the lake.
This particular image shows the view across the waters of the lake at the end nearest the car park, with the brown colours of winter reflecting in the surface of Llyn Crafnant.
Nature just waiting for the first kiss of Spring to burst into life again.
Filename - llyn crafnant reflection 01a
Camera - Canon EOS 6D DSLR
Lens - 24-105mm Zoom @ 28mm
Exposure - 0.6 sec @ f/16, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance exposure between the scene and its reflection.
Location - Llyn Crafnant, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Slow shutter speed used to blur water ripples and enhance the reflection. Tripod, remote release and mirror lockup used to prevent camera movement.
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