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Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia #6

Tree in the Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia, North Wales

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The first day of 2020 was a cracker, with crisp, cold, clean air channeling gorgeous low angled light from the winter sun and just a few high altitude cirrus clouds to perk up the otherwise boring(?) blue skies.

So where else would my wife Liz and I be other than hiking in the Snowdonia National Park, just an hour's drive from our home in North Wales.

The chosen route for our adventure was the Dwr Cymru access track, starting from the A5 as it runs through the Ogwen Valley, up to the Ffynnon Llugwy reservoir, nestled in the Carneddau mountains under the looming bulk of Carnedd Llewelyn.

The views back down the Ogwen Valley during the first part of our climb were just beautiful, with the unmistakeable peak of Tryfan (Britain's favourite mountain) to the south and the gentler, less spiky Carneddau range to the north.

With the winter grasses glowing golden in the sunlight at our feet, I only needed a conveniently placed boulder in the foreground to complete this image.

A lovely momento of stunning scenery under wonderful lighting.

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Filename - snowdonia ogwen valley 06

Lens - 24-105mm Zoom @ 32mm

Exposure - 1/20 sec @ f13, ISO200

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

Location - Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image underexposed slightly to preserve highlights. Raised ISO ued to allow handheld exposure with image stabilisation. Small aperture used for increased depth of field.