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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 through 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.
We arrived at the reservoir late in the afternoon, with the sun already sinking towards the western horizon and the shadows cast by the peaks of the Glyderau range to the south creeping across the landscape.
In the still conditions the peaks of the high Carneddau werwe reflecting beautifully in the calm waters of Ffynnon Llugwy, and we spent a happy half hour exploring and photographing around the lakeshore before heading back down the trail, now wreathed in shadow and distinctly chilly compared with our sunlit ascent.
Filename - snowdonia ffynnon llugwy reservoir 02
Lens - 24-105mm Zoom @ 28mm
Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f8, ISO400
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.
Location - Ffynnon Llugwy, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Raised ISO used to allow handheld exposure with image stabilisation.
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