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Tryfan #21

Tryfan mountain in the Glyderau range, Snowdonia, North Wales

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Voted the UK's favourite mountain, Tryfan is one of the highest peaks in the Glyderau range, part of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.

As soon as Tryfan comes into view your eye is immediately drawn to its unique 'Cornish Pastie' shaped summit and exposed rock strata, which is why I'll never tire of photographing this monolith.

Add in some very active and changeable weather and you've got a recipe for some dramatic images.

On this particular afternoon I was enjoying a hike around Llyn Idwal with my extended family, having started off from the Ogwen Valley Visitors' Centre in lovely weather with bright sunshine and fluffy cumulus clouds floating by over the peaks.

I captured this view of Tryfan on the way back down to Llyn Ogwen, and by this time the cloud cover had increased, painting the landscape below with a moving patchwork of sunlight and shadow.

Perfect lighting to show off the grandeur of the Snowdonia scenery and the wonderful contours of Tryfan itself.

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Filename - tryfan 21

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/15 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used at an angle to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Location - Glyderau Mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Tripod, remote release and mirror lockup used to prevent camera shake.