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The scenery around Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park must be some of the most heavily photographed in North Wales, with majestic views out over the lake to the peaks of the Snowdon Horseshoe in the far distance.
But as well as the grand landscape views there are some wonderful little nooks and crannies to point a camera at.
Cross over to the far side of Llyn Mymbyr, on the slopes of Moel Siabod, and you'll find some delightful woodlands to explore, abounding in mosses, ferns and lichens set around the exposed knarled roots of the ancient trees.
This scene was photographed in late October, with the bare bones of the trees emerging as the last of the autumn leaves fell to the ground, and captures the air of quiet melancholia that pervades the Snowdonia woodlands at this time of year.
A gentle exhalation before the long sleep of winter.
Filename - llyn mymbyr trees 05
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 47mm
Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f8, ISO800
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.
Location - Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Raised ISO used to allow handheld exposure with image stabilisation.
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