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Pen yr Ole Wen #10

Pen yr Ole Wen in the Carneddau mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales

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The spring of 2018 wasn't known for nice weather, with freezing snow from the east the order of the day in Snowdonia, North Wales.

But towards the end of March the conditions improved for a brief period, which was all the encouragement my wife Liz and I needed to head to the mountains for some much needed fresh air and exercise.

The exercise took the form of a hike up from Llyn Ogwen to the shores of Llyn Idwal at the foot of the Glyderau mountains, which is where we stopped for a bite to eat and to admire the views back to the perfectly formed cone of Pen yr Ole Wen, across the other side of the Ogwen valley.

Admiration quickly turned to action as I saw this wonderful cloud forming over the summit of the mountain, so it was out with the camera and tripod to record the several hundred still images required to make my Pen yr Olwen Timelapse #2 video.

The runnoff stream coming out of Llyn Idwal gave me some lovely foreground interest and the clouds developed in a most satisfactory manner as we ate our picnic while the camera clicked away.

This frame is taken from early on in the time lapse shoot, and really shows the beauty of the scenery together with the unfolding drama in the skies overhead.

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Image data

Filename - pen yr olwen 10.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm

Exposure - 1/80 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the exposure between the sky and land.

Location - Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia, North Wales

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - This image taken from hundreds used to make a time lapse video.