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Voted Britain's favourite mountain, this is the wonderful Tryfan, part of the Glyderau range in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.
It was a very early start for me in order to catch the sunrise up the Ogwen valley one morning in early June 2007, but light of this quality is worth losing sleep over!
Another advantage of a dawn excursion is that there's no-one there but you, there's no traffic noise to disturb the quiet, tranquil landscape and you can just stand there, letting the peace and beauty of God's creation wash away the cares of this life for a little while.
Oh - and you can also take a few timely photos of course, such as this view, using the rickety wooden bridge over the Llyn Idwal outflow to contrast against the unmistakeable contours of Tryfan, just catching the morning sun in the background.
What a morning!
Filename - snowdonia tryfan mountain 07
Camera - Canon EOS 5D
Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm
Exposure - 0.6 sec @ f/16, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.
Location - Tryfan, Glyderau Range, Snowdonia, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Tripod, mirror lockup and remote release used to prevent camera movement.
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