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Cwm Idwal Erratic



A glacial erratic sits at the perimeter of Cwm Idwal, Snowdonia as thick cloud rolls down from the mountains Y Garn & Glyder Fawr above....
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A glacial erratic sits at the perimeter of Cwm Idwal, Snowdonia as thick cloud rolls down from the mountains Y Garn & Glyder Fawr above.
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Contest Finalist in Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol2
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11 Comments | Report
John256 PRO
 
John256 March 02, 2018
Nice image, love the mood the clouds give it.
AMBIENTLIGHT
AMBIENTLIGHT March 05, 2018
Thanks John
robertbates
 
robertbates May 08, 2018
Just love the rock in the foreground, leads you right into the image.
AMBIENTLIGHT
AMBIENTLIGHT May 14, 2018
Thanks Robert
bobtoye PRO+
 
bobtoye May 12, 2018
An erratic — exactly what came to mind. That and the invention of the wheel! Sweet shot!
AMBIENTLIGHT
AMBIENTLIGHT May 14, 2018
Thanks Bob
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi
 
Ibraheem_ALSinjlawi June 09, 2018
Nice one !
WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography July 03, 2018
Very beautiful and ethereal image!
AMBIENTLIGHT
AMBIENTLIGHT July 04, 2018
Thank you
vojce PRO+
 
vojce September 17, 2018
excellent congrats
AMBIENTLIGHT
AMBIENTLIGHT September 18, 2018
Thanks
MetroGies PRO+
 
MetroGies September 18, 2018
Excellent composition. Snowdonia as it is in reality
Congrats and thnx for sharing
f68photography PRO+
 
f68photography September 18, 2018
This shot feels like it takes you back in time 400 years...a beauty
PhillipJGordonPhotography
 
PhillipJGordonPhotography September 20, 2018
Outstanding!
ARUNASPINIGIS
 
ARUNASPINIGIS September 21, 2018
Nice
arvindkumar_0813
 
dreamland....

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at the glacial lake Llyn Idwal in Snowdonia, Wales.
Time
I arrived early in the morning hoping for some good light but it was mostly cloudy, a common occurrence in this part of the world!
Lighting
Despite the cloudy and wet conditions I persevered and was lucky enough to have some momentary breaks in the cloud.
Equipment
The photo was taken on a tripod with my Canon 1300D and a Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens. My camera settings were f8, ISO100, 25mm with shutter speed of 1/30.
Inspiration
I was drawn to this composition by the shape of the boulder in the foreground (which is a glacial erratic) and how it echoed the shape of part of the mountain in the background. It was pure luck that the shape of the cloud echoed that shape further still.
Editing
I always shoot in raw to allow maximum flexibility when editing. After some initial exposure adjustments in Lightroom, I began editing in Photoshop, adding some glow to the image overall and a high pass filter to increase sharpness in some areas. I made some adjustments to the levels and saturation and added a vignette.
In my camera bag
I always carry 3 lenses in my bag as I'm often visiting new locations and don't necessarily know in advance what I'll need. My favourite lens is the wide angle (Canon EF-S 10-18mm). I also have a telephoto (Canon EF 75-300mm - which is great for picking out smaller compositions within the larger landscape) and a Canon EF-S 18-55mm. I always take my tripod and shutter release cable and a bunch of different Hoya ND filters for long exposures.
Feedback
Snowdonia is a fantastic area for landscape photography with many potential compositions all around. As with most mountain areas the weather can be very unpredictable, so patience is key! Don't be put off by 'bad' weather, it is often when you end up capturing some of your best images.

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