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Storm clouds over Llyn Trawsfynydd, Wales #4

Storm clouds over Llyn Trawsfynydd, Wales

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I love it when Liz and I discover somewhere new, somewhere we've heard about but never been.

Such was the case towards the end of July 2020, when found ourselves at Trawsfynydd.

We'd driven past the village, lake and famous Magnox nuclear power station on many occasions, but never stopped for some reason.

However this time we did, pulling into a car park by the side of Llyn Trawsfynydd, complete with cafe and facilities for the anglers who frequent this end of the lake.

But we were more interested in the scenery, and so after a fortifying cup of coffee from the cafe we took ourselves on a walk along the lakeside path.

In the end we got as far as the magnificent Maentwrog dam, from where we could enjoy this beautiful view back up the lake towards the famous Magnox nuclear power station (hidden from view here).

So of course, it was out with the camera and tripod to capture this composition.

I especially like the spit of rock sticking out into the lake, providing a zigzag path of light for the eye to follow through the picture from the bottom to the top of the frame.

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Filename - llyn trawsfynydd 04

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f/8, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky relative to the landscape.

Location - Llyn Trawsfynydd, Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

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