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Llyn Ogwen #5

Frozen shoreline of Llyn Ogwen in Snowdonia, North Wales, with the snow capped Glyderau mountains in the background

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The 'beast from the east' weather system that afflicted the UK in early spring 2018 resulted in some dramatic winter-like scenes, especially in the mountains of Snowdonia near my home in North Wales.

So as soon as the roads were passable my wife Liz and I headed off to see the sights, under leaden grey skies still threatening more snow.

The dramatic winter landscape of Snowdonia exceeded our expectations, with frozen lakes surrounded by the brooding menace of snow capped peaks, battered by the deep chill of a freezing easterly wind.

Needless to say we didn't venture out of the car much, but there was no way I was going to miss photographing this scene of a frozen Llyn Ogwen, with the mountains of the Glyderau dominating the skyline.

I wanted to emphasise the frozen shoreline of the lake so I got down low with my wide angled zoom by the lakeside to capture the thin ice and rocks under the water's surface.

A beautiful and dramatic view, typical of Snowdonia in winter.

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Image data

Filename - llyn ogwen 05.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/8 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to remove glare from the lake surface, to reveal underwater features.

Location - Llyn Ogwen, Snowdonia, North Wales

This image - 640x800px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

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