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Snowdon #10

Snow capped Snowdon Horseshoe mountain range and Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

The story behind this image

One of the most majestic and popular views to be enjoyed in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is this scene encompassing the peaks and ridges of the Snowdon Horseshoe mountain range, as seen from the side of the A4086 overlooking the waters of the stunning Llyn Mymbyr.

However, a clear view of the peaks is rare due to the somewhat inclement weather in this part of the world!

So when the forecast predicted a clear day after a bout of snowfall in January 2017 my wife Liz and I set off for a grand tour around Snowdonia, taking in the spectacular views around Capel Curig, Snowdon and the Ogwen Valley.

Of course we stopped here to photograph this iconic scene, with just a few wispy cumulus clouds forming over the snow capped mountains of the Snowdon Horseshoe, set against the ochres and browns of the sunlit dead bracken on the shores of Llyn Mymbyr.

A rare weather break that revealed a different side to this usually overcast landscape.

Image data

Filename - snowdon 10.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm

Exposure - 1/50 sec, f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Processing - Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

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