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Sitting by the lake, watching the light show as the clouds hung around Snowdon Massif one evening just before the sun went down, just me and the tripod...and th...
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Sitting by the lake, watching the light show as the clouds hung around Snowdon Massif one evening just before the sun went down, just me and the tripod...and the opportunity to take some shots that remind me of a peaceful beautiful evening.
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31 Comments |
terrysigns13
 
terrysigns13 November 08, 2015
Fabulous! This shot sucked me right in! Love the B&W
Silverdarkness Platinum
 
Silverdarkness November 09, 2015
Breathless
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography November 14, 2015
like it!
zkrol
 
zkrol December 20, 2015
Excellent image. Congratulation on your well deserved Grand Winner
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography December 20, 2015
Congrats on the challenge win! Gorgeous capture!
BrunoHeeb PRO
 
BrunoHeeb January 06, 2016
absolutely amazing shot loooove your style
Biendoux
 
Biendoux February 07, 2016
Such a great shot! :)
murphey Ultimate
 
murphey February 08, 2016
Gorgeous !
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 11, 2016
This is awesome! Congrats.
rauljamesgonzales
 
rauljamesgonzales February 11, 2016
this is awesome, I loooove how much depth you have going in this photo.. the hint of the building in the foreground and the ridges showing on the hilly/mountainous areas.. well done!!
WalterHowor
 
WalterHowor February 11, 2016
Love the layers! Superb.
acglock Platinum
 
acglock February 12, 2016
Congratulations on your win! Superb in every way!
debcoimages
 
debcoimages February 12, 2016
Congrats on your win! Very well deserved. A stunning image and beautifully processed to black and white
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paparick February 12, 2016
Beautiful.
nataliestringer
 
nataliestringer February 13, 2016
Magic well done!
A_B_digital
 
A_B_digital February 14, 2016
This is a truly stunning image of a majestic mountain, proving that beautiful Wales can hold it's own with the great landscapes of the world. Congratulations, Melanie, on winning the B&W Wow contest - a worthy winner. Very well done
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PS__PHOTOGRAPHY February 19, 2016
This so amazing. It brings back so many emotions and memories. It's so deep. I love it. Amazing work. The light, shadows, everything.
allanthemofmanhamilton
 
allanthemofmanhamilton March 28, 2016
Brilliant minimalist landscape.
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 April 19, 2016
outstanding .. congrats on all the awards
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roblawrence May 05, 2016
Magnificence
Well Done
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Kylesmithfoto May 27, 2016
Great lighting.
Father-Of-Thor
 
Father-Of-Thor August 17, 2016
Breathtaking.
alexeybever
 
alexeybever August 18, 2016
Love the rays! great shot!
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brummieboy December 03, 2016
Wonderful tones
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judithstopforth December 08, 2016
Stunning capture!
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arayasunun December 22, 2016
So pretty
tomfallon
 
tomfallon January 15, 2017
Amazing shot! Love the tones.
EdwinKai
 
EdwinKai April 21, 2017
Amazing
podesta
 
podesta August 01, 2017
fantastic
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janetwilson_6236 December 18, 2017
Gorgeous!
ela_v
 
ela_v April 18, 2018
Spectacular
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Behind The Lens

Location

This shot was taken by Llynnau Mymbyr, a popular location for photographers by the lake, at the foothills of Moel Siabod, Snowdonia, North Wales.

Time

This is one of my favourite images of the famous Snowdon Horseshoe. I was driving from home to pick up my other half from work in the local climbing shop. I made sure I was early as I love the woods on the other side of the lake. I had my favourite Sigma Macro lens as I was planning on taking shots of flowers and mushrooms in the woods. I lost track of time, happened to notice sun was on its way down behind the peaks, I walked quickly out of the woodland by the lake towards the car, trying to ignore that little voice in my head that was telling me to stop for 5 minutes and take a photo of the popular mountain range on the horizon, Snowdon Horseshoe. As the clouds parted, I did walk towards the edge of the lake and set up my tripod , took 5 shots, with my 105mm Macro lens..I have 3 shots which are my favourite and this is one of them, one of them I had made into a canvas and gave it to my mum for Christmas & I have a copy of this on my wall at home

Lighting

The light is thanks to Mother Nature just doing her thing, and me being there at the right time of day, so knowing the location is key, so you aren't waiting around for hours for the right light, but, if you are in a beautiful location, theres nothing better than losing a few hours exploring whilst you wait for the right conditions, you might just find another great shot whilst you are exploring...

Equipment

Shot using my old Canon 1200D, Sigma 105mm Macro lens, Tripod - Sirui. I now have a Canon 6D and use her more often. The macro lens is still my favourite lens.

Inspiration

The mountains, how can you not be inspired by them?

Editing

The shot ws taken in colour and changed to black and white in Silver Efex, minimal editing in Lightroom.

In my camera bag

My favourite Camera body is my full frame Canon 6D and my Sigma Macro lens 105mm. I live in North Wales, its usually raining, so a few lens cloths are always handy, and a few cheap shower hats to shield the camera from the rain& salty air as I also love walks on the North Wales beaches, Newborough on Anglesey is a favourite.

Feedback

I don't often plan a shot, as they tend not to have the emotion that I was looking to capture. Usually they just happen when I have no expectation. I prefer the moody cloudy shots to a clear summer sky, so thankfully living in the UK, we get quite a lot of moody skies. So I take my Lowe Pro rucksack and camera gear with tripod with me...just in case..

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