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New Year's Day 2020 dawned bright and clear, with cool, crisp winter sunlight grazing the landscape.
What other reason would my wife Liz and I need then, to head out to the Snowdonia National Park for a few hours hiking.
Our chosen route was the up the Dwr Cymru access road, starting from the A5 that runs throught the Ogwen Valley and leading up to the Ffynnon Llugwy reservoir nestled beneath the peak of Carnedd Llewelyn, the highest point in the Carneddau mountain range.
The scenery all the way up the track was magnificent, with different views unfolding as we ascended up to the reservoir.
And, as usual in the Snowdonia National Park, the landscape was criss-crossed with miles upon miles of lovingly built and maintained drystone walls.
These walls are a real visual treat, and to my mind, enhance the landscape views no end, so I will always try and include one (if appropriate) in my photographic compositions.
Kind of a link back down through the generations of farmers who have made Snowdonia the sensory wonderland that it now is.
Filename - snowdonia drystone wall 05
Lens - 24-105mm Zoom @ 45mm
Exposure - 1/40 sec @ f8, ISO400
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.
Location - Carneddau range, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Raised ISO used to allow handheld exposure with image stabilisation.
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