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Mawddach Estuary #3

View over Mawddach estuary and Barmouth on the welsh coast

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The sixteen hour long summer days up here at 53°N latitude in North Wales give my wife Liz and I more time to venture further afield, exploring some of the beauties of the Snowdonia National Park that at other times of the year we run out of daylight to visit.

One region of the park that we always make a point of visiting during summer is the area around Barmouth, Fairbourne and the wonderful Cregennan Lakes, high in the mountains at the foot of Cader Idris.

Just a short climb up a grassy hill from the Cregennan Lakes car park brings you to this viewpoint, overlooking the magnificent Mawddach Estuary and the extraordinary feat of engineering that is the Barmouth railway viaduct.

Not a view to be missed, and although my photo gives a good impression of the scenery, nothing beats seeing it for yourself!

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Image data

Filename - mawddach estuary 03

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 67mm

Exposure - 1/125 sec @ f8, ISO100

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

Location - Mawddach Estuary, Snowdonia, Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.