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Llyn Mymbyr at Night #1

Llyn Mymbyr at night with Orion overhead in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

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Beautiful by day, mysterious by night, the mountains lakes and forests of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales are an ever changing sensory wonderland, and I'm so blessed to live within easy reach of such loveliness.

My wife Liz and I had spent the afternoon driving around and hiking in the snow capped mountains, and we were so entranced by the scenery that we decided to stay on after dark to look at the stars over the moonlit landscape.

Normally photographed during the day by dozens of snappers, this view out over Llyn Mymbyr towards the Snowdon Horseshoe looked stunning on this still night, with the combination of stars, including the constellation orion, together with high cirrus clouds glowing brightly in the moonlight and reflecting in the mirror-like surface of the lake.

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Image data

Filename - llyn mymbyr night 01.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 15 secs @ f4, ISO1600

Filters - None.

Location - Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Tripod, mirror lockup and cable release used to prevent camera movement.