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Pen Yr Ole Wen #8

The mountain Pen Yr Ole Wen with Llyn Ogwen in the foreground in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

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This is the shapely conical mountain of Pen yr Ole Wen, the southernmost peak of the Carneddau range in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

Pen yr Ole Wen sits in a very picturesque spot, right at the corner between the lovely Nant Ffrancon valley and Ogwen valley, and you can often see (and hear!) the fast jets from RAF Valley as they bank hard around the mountain as part of their low flying training.

I've never climbed Pen yr Ole Wen, as the path to the top goes pretty much straight up the side of the mountain, which is a bit too much of a steep gradient for me, especially when carrying a good few kilos of photographic equipment.

Fortunately though, Pen yr Ole Wen looks great from the bottom, and I just needed to stagger a few paces to the shoreline of Llyn Ogwen to capture this image of the mountain, framed by a twisted old tree by the waters of the lake on a lovely sunny day in May.

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Image data

Filename - pen yr olwen 08.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @28mm

Exposure - Various @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

This image - 533x800px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - This image is a high dynamic range (HDR) blend of five seperate exposures, each one stop apart.