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In the week between Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020 North Wales experienced some unusally good weather, so it was on with the boots as my wife Liz and I took to the mountains and valleys of Snowdonia for some much needed post-Christmas exercise.
Our chosen activity was a walk up the Nant Ffrancon valley towards the dramatic vistas of the Glyderau and Carneddau mountain ranges at the far end.
But there was plenty to enjoy, admire and photograph along the well maintained path as we wound our way through abandoned slate workings, following the course of the Afon Ogwen river as it meandered along the valley floor.
And it's slate that really defines this area, with massive piles of spoil left out in the elements for decades, slowly being colonised by hardy lichens, mosses and the odd scraggy tree fighting for an existance on the unforgiving slopes.
Filename - snowdonia slate 05
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm
Exposure - Various @ f11, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.
Location - Nant Ffrancon, Snowdonia, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - This image is an HDR blend of five separate exposures, each one stop apart.
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