Snowdonia North Wales

Snowdonia Photography workshop near Llyn Idwal and Ogwen Lake

Snowdonia national park is somewhere I have hiked, climbed and motorbiked most my life, and sometimes it takes others to show you a different view point. While I no longer need to attend photography workshops, I like to meet like minded people and just maybe sometimes learn something new

This first shot is down on the west side of the Ogwen lake, where the water flows out in a constant energetic rush through the rocks, and then down under a small bridge (not visible from the road) and out beyond. This image was a single exposure using 8ND filter on tripod. In the back ground is Tryfan, which I and friends have climbed many times. Its bigger than it looks, from this view point


Further down from the above location the water collects into several small waterfalls, slowing the shutter to 2 seconds, with 3 ND filters 2,4 and 8 and what was a sunny day, returns the right amount of movement and drama


Further down on the other side of the road is another view point, looking back up, with forest and long winding waterfalls


This shot was actually one of the first of the day. I was actually standing in a few inches of water to get the most out of the curved beach area on the right as a lead to the mountains. Timing to avoid the water ripples to get a partial reflection in the water


Looking back now from Llyn Idwal lake, the high allows views down two valleys and across the Carnedd LLewelyn range. I liked the way the large rock mirrors the mountain, the patterns in the rock and how the clouds were bursting over the summit


This shot is a record shot showing Devils kitchen area, taken below the lake waterline


This shot required a little more hiking up towards the Devils kitchen. There were several climbers on the slab as we hiked up. The vantage point had limited left/right options due to steepness of the ridge. I wanted to include the stream as the lead in line, the rock formation and tree as foreground interest and of course the huge mountain range opposite Llyn Idwal


The final image is from the South West side with the sun on my back. There was plenty of foreground interest within the rocks, the wall coming in from the right and the moody mountains to the rear


It was a full day out and about with Simon Kitchin and a number of other attendees. I hope the others got images they were happy with too. Many thanks for the information and direction from Simon

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