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Fairy Glen



Update November 2018: This image has been shortlisted in the British Photography Awards 2019. Please could you vote for it here:

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Update November 2018: This image has been shortlisted in the British Photography Awards 2019. Please could you vote for it here:

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As I arrived the sun was illuminating the rocks and moss, creating an ethereal scene like something from a fantasy movie. I took this long exposure shot to capture the graceful movement of the water, and straight after the sunlight vanished. I can see now why it is called Fairy Glen as there is definitely magic down there.

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CarpeDeeM
 
CarpeDeeM November 02, 2017
Serenity overdrive - I just love this. I can almost feel the ambience based on this capture. Beautifully done.
jaybirmingham PRO
 
jaybirmingham November 02, 2017
Thank-you so much. It was a beautiful moment!
anjavoorn
 
anjavoorn November 29, 2017
Silece is golden
jaybirmingham PRO
jaybirmingham December 03, 2017
Many thanks for having a look.
shema PRO
 
shema December 01, 2017
magical! and love your exposure...
jaybirmingham PRO
jaybirmingham December 03, 2017
Thank-you, that's very kind of you!
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe December 01, 2017
Wow! I don’t know what to say. Gorgeous!
jaybirmingham PRO
jaybirmingham December 03, 2017
Many thanks Alwolfe! :-)
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett December 03, 2017
beautiful - Congrats :)
jaybirmingham PRO
jaybirmingham December 04, 2017
Thank-you so much!
Steve--photography--
 
Steve--photography-- December 05, 2017
Fairy glen, what an amazing place, so tranquill and peaseful, Fantastic shot of it.
jaybirmingham PRO
jaybirmingham December 06, 2017
Thank-you Steve. It is such a beautiful place!
CatWezel66
 
CatWezel66 December 08, 2017
Beautiful picture ????
jaybirmingham PRO
jaybirmingham December 09, 2017
Thank-you!
JudyHess
 
JudyHess December 09, 2017
The mood of this capture is just amazing!
jaybirmingham PRO
jaybirmingham December 10, 2017
Thank-you Judy. :-)
TLien PRO+
 
TLien December 25, 2017
Beautiful! The lighting is perfect and I really like how you smoothed the water with the long exposure.
jaybirmingham PRO
jaybirmingham February 26, 2018
Many thanks!
Mike_Halward Platinum
 
Mike_Halward February 22, 2018
What a fantastic shot and wonderful location - well done regard Mike
jaybirmingham PRO
jaybirmingham February 26, 2018
Much appreciated - Thank you Mike!
Gking57
 
Gking57 March 15, 2018
Great lighting
steve-barnes-photography PRO+
 
steve-barnes-photography April 16, 2018
I've awarded a Magnificent Capture. It's not often we catch a genuinely monotone scene like this, with all the gentle, sift light, and you nailed it!
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talk2suemac April 16, 2018
Gorgeous shot ! Beautiful place. Spiritually inspiring
lisagallant
 
lisagallant April 16, 2018
This is so pretty-Great picture!????????????????
rosemarylang
 
rosemarylang April 16, 2018
I love this photo. Your colours are magical.
susanneradke PRO
 
susanneradke April 17, 2018
Wonderful lightning....
jaybirmingham PRO
jaybirmingham April 17, 2018
Thank you!
Nick100
 
Nick100 April 20, 2018
Glorious shot , so well exposed
jaybirmingham PRO
jaybirmingham April 22, 2018
Many thanks!
MURSAHA
 
MURSAHA April 22, 2018
Just the best shot!
jaybirmingham PRO
jaybirmingham April 22, 2018
Thank you!
tiffaniereynolds
 
tiffaniereynolds May 01, 2018
Beautiful beautiful
Anagris
 
Anagris May 03, 2018
guau! hermosa!
PensPhotoArt
 
PensPhotoArt May 17, 2018
Truly is a magical image... Divine light
PensPhotoArt
 
PensPhotoArt May 17, 2018
Truly is a magical image... Divine light
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 May 17, 2018
Love the golden light. Beautifully done! Congratulations on your awards!
DrB76 PRO+
 
DrB76 May 18, 2018
A really great photo.
annbutler_4049
 
annbutler_4049 May 18, 2018
Sooooo beautiful
aqi85
 
aqi85 May 20, 2018
Wooooooow
Swanlab Platinum
 
Swanlab June 04, 2018
so beautiful and peaceful...love the capture
andrewlpaul PRO+
 
andrewlpaul June 06, 2018
Gorgeous golden tones throughout this piece! Nicely done!
_sarahs__photography
 
_sarahs__photography June 11, 2018
This is simply stunning. A masterpiece
Lens_X_Lenz_Photography
 
Lens_X_Lenz_Photography June 16, 2018
Absolutely Stunning! Nothing more to say.
andreapyle
 
andreapyle June 27, 2018
Absolutely incredible. Really draws the viewer in
Gibbs PRO+
 
Gibbs July 16, 2018
Absolutely stunning. So serene and peaceful! Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to see more of your work.
LaraJ Ultimate
 
LaraJ August 07, 2018
Amazing
americorocha
 
americorocha August 07, 2018
Fantastic picture
mikebailey
 
mikebailey August 07, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
mikebailey
 
mikebailey August 07, 2018
Truly awesome shot, well done!!
Photogirl118 Platinum
 
Photogirl118 August 07, 2018
Wow absolutely beautiful...
adovgan
 
adovgan August 07, 2018
Wow! Great Picture!!! Thank you.
lorindamyers
 
lorindamyers August 09, 2018
Magical!
pjpix
 
pjpix August 09, 2018
I knew where this was as soon as I saw it :) This is one of the best photos I've ever seen of it (see hundreds!). Well done.
Jtm733 Platinum
 
Jtm733 August 17, 2018
Absolutely brilliant Jay! I feel as though you’ve captured, “Serenity”....
HauntedArtistry
 
HauntedArtistry August 17, 2018
Beautiful
Artattack
 
Artattack August 22, 2018
This photo really has the WOW factor to me!!
Great point-of-view. It draws you in.
ruthrmcelhose
 
ruthrmcelhose October 09, 2018
Magical . I would hang this in my home
brendafalcone
 
brendafalcone October 12, 2018
Beautiful photo
Niceviewpr
 
Niceviewpr December 17, 2018
Excellent
dlatrella
 
dlatrella January 09, 2019
WOW! In this photograph you have managed to capture the essence of the definition of an artistic masterpiece and exemplified the beauty of God's creation. BRAVO & thank you for sharing it !!
ambar_abc
 
ambar_abc March 06, 2019
the composition is amazing! it's absolutely stunning!
danicleeland Premium
 
danicleeland September 07, 2019
Lovely photo!
pegleg Platinum
 
pegleg September 10, 2019
so mistical, love this photo it should of won
Brenturner Platinum
 
Brenturner April 29, 2020
gorgeous
nancyrinaldo_8591
 
nancyrinaldo_8591 May 22, 2020
Stunning
JoEldred PRO
 
JoEldred November 09, 2020
Beautiful!
CampingMom
 
CampingMom December 28, 2020
Beautiful shot, congratulations!
HattonPhotography Platinum
 
HattonPhotography February 01, 2021
Beautiful picture
marvan
 
marvan July 03, 2021
Stunning!
dewaynerawlings PRO+
 
dewaynerawlings July 25, 2021
Gorgeous!
tysonator
 
tysonator August 10, 2021
Wonderful image
terrymccollum Ultimate
 
terrymccollum September 20, 2021
Wow!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photograph was taken at a magical shot known as Fairy Glen on the river Conwy, North Wales.
Time
Normally, I try to take photographs at the start or end of the day as the light is usually at its best. This photograph, however, was taken around noon as this is when the sun was high enough for the shafts of light to enter the glen.
Lighting
It is the light that makes this shot. I have taken it at different times, and it is at its best when the light streams into the dark glen.
Equipment
I used a 10 stop filter here to capture the motion of the water, and to help capture the reflections from the light.
Inspiration
It's a wonderful location hidden away. The place is beautiful and peaceful with just the sound of birdsong and the bubbling river winding it's way down.
Editing
I decreased the highlights slightly and lifted the shadows as well as a slight change to the white balance.
In my camera bag
I normally carry around my tripod and have a range of filters for situations such as this.
Feedback
Make sure you visit a location at the correct time. I had visited this place before at my usual time just after dawn, but that was hopeless for a shot such as this, as it was far too dark. The lighting has to be correct.

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