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A rare sunny Saturday in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales was all the excuse my wife Liz and I needed to jump in the car for the hour's drive to this stunning region.
And we weren't alone in our thinking, as our daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren decided to come too, all of us keen to get some much needed fresh air and exercise, with a plan to hike up from the Ogwen Valley Visitors' Centre to the beuatiful Llyn Idwal, nestled in a bowl at the base of the Glyderau mountain range.
So once we'd overcome this issue of where to park in this incredibly popular spot and got ourselves suitably kitted out, we were off.
The first part of this hike is extremely picturesque, with a winding stone path leading up towards the UK's favourite mountain, Tryfan, dominating the skyline ahead.
This image shows that view, complete with daughter and son-in-law to add a sense of scale!
Filename - tryfan 22
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm
Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f8, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.
Location - Glyderau Mountains, Snowdonia, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Image underexposed slightly to preserve highlights in the bright clouds.
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