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Pen Yr Ole Wen #11

Llyn Idwal and Pen yr Ole Wen mountain, Snowdonia, North Wales

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Moody weather, magnificent scenery, great company - all ingredients for a great day out hiking in the Snowdonia National Park with my extended family.

Our chosen route took myself, my wife Liz, our daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren from the Ogwen Valley visitors' centre up the well worn path to Llyn Idwal in the Glyderau mountain range, around the lake and back down again.

The views in every direction were breathtaking, but especially looking northwards towards the Carneddau mountains, with dramatic storm clouds scraping the summit of Pen Yr Ole Wen as patches of sunlight played across the Llyn Idwal landscape in front of us.

Fortunately we made it back to the visitors' centre before the weather got really serious!

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Filename - pen yr ole wen 11

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 35mm

Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky.

Location - Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.