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The legend of St Collen (IV): Whitewater

Llangollen
Denbighshire
North Wales

Llangollen
Denbighshire
North Wales
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Bellatrix_B2
 
Bellatrix_B2 October 02, 2019
Incredibly beautiful!!!!
sallyG11
 
sallyG11 October 03, 2019
Magic scenery Mick, I've been looking at your shot for a while, there's so much to view within the frame. The water seems in such a hurry as if to leave a quickly as possible .... brilliant! xx
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MicktheGreek October 03, 2019
Marveling at the river Dee is one thing and listening to it seething with exhileration is another, Sal. A month ago I was there (see previous photos) and walked on the rocks poking out of the rather serene water. No such luxury this time. There were many displeased ducks along the banks of the river xxx
micsawyers
 
micsawyers October 03, 2019
Stunning shot!
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MicktheGreek October 03, 2019
Thanks Michael, very kind of You!
Daisy00
 
Daisy00 October 03, 2019
Wow, breathtaking....
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MicktheGreek October 04, 2019
Thank you, dearest Daisy... I thought a few seconds exposure would be more appropriate than whacking the ISO to unsavoury settings of 3200 or 6400 and having noise coming out of my ears. I was glad it turned out as well as I was hoping for.
KristinaOers
 
KristinaOers October 04, 2019
Really marvellous picture, another incredibly beautiful scene caught at exactly the right moment. A lot going on in this perfectly lit photo, excellent!!
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MicktheGreek October 04, 2019
Thanks, Kristina! In conversations I had with others on the messenger here (those who put up with my verbosity), I have likened the photo scene with a "crime scene", highlighting my approach to photography. This is the perfect crime scene for me. To the right the Llangollen Express (Express compared to a 125-year-old tortoise) which exposes you to the old ways of steam and locomotive train engines and transports you to bygone days. We had a little bit of adventure, as our 8-mile journey was delayed on account of the following train breaking down and needing a rescue train to take it off track. We got stuck in Carrog (next photo down) for a while, which in fact did me a favour. To the left the town's icon, the Corn Mill, one of the best pub/restaurants I have ever visited (and I have been to a few), one I called in to several times in my last two visits. It goes without question that after the trauma experienced on the former, a visit to the latter for gastronomic exertions and re-hydration ensued. If you look carefully you can just about discern the balcony (decking area) from where I took the long-exposure photo of the river a month ago (Glow with the flow). You can spend hours writing scripts ar seconds taking a photo and let the sensor paint the picture of a thousand words, With that said, I have already used half the allowance here.
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Pamelabole October 04, 2019
Beautiful!!!
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Keefyboy October 04, 2019
Brilliant mate.
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Bruz October 05, 2019
Wow. Your gallery always has such awesome shots. This is beautiful.
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MicktheGreek October 05, 2019
Thanks, Ron! I think it is the awesome places that make for half the shots. This is one of them.
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon October 05, 2019
Love the detail .. brilliant
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MicktheGreek October 05, 2019
Thanks, Dave! Such a beautiful place Llangollen. That was my second visit within a month...
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi October 05, 2019
What an awesome photograph you nailed this one.... Congrats
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MicktheGreek October 05, 2019
Thanks, Mark! You saw how serene the river was (following photos) a few weeks before that and how swollen now. Believe you me, people do rafting there. I'd rather have a beer at the pub on the left, ha ha ha!
cahit
 
cahit October 07, 2019
Wonderful
llowzz Platinum
 
llowzz October 09, 2019
Really loved the style of these shots Mick.Spent a lot of time getting involved with each shot ! To me some of your very best .
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MicktheGreek October 10, 2019
Thanks Brian! There is so much to see in North Wales...
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Dalecga October 15, 2019
Incredible use of exposure and highlight of the lit building at river's edge Mick. My fave.
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MicktheGreek October 15, 2019
Thanks Dale! If you are referring to the buiding on the right it is the old heritage railway, which operates only during the day on a 10-mile journey to offer you sounds and sights of yesteryear. If you are talking about the building on the left, it is where I spent quite a few quid, for five days in end of August and a long weekend end of September.
marilenavaccarini PRO
 
marilenavaccarini October 18, 2019
Amazing..
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MicktheGreek October 18, 2019
Thanks Marilena! This is a lovely little town...
reginaldgargaro67 PRO+
 
reginaldgargaro67 October 22, 2019
superb mick :~))
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deannefortnam October 23, 2019
Lovely shot, I really like that spot of warm tones in the artificial light beautiful
Happy_Hippy
 
Happy_Hippy October 24, 2019
beautiful shot
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MicktheGreek October 24, 2019
Thank you Stefan!
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lizziemellis November 02, 2019
Beautiful image:-)
Keefyboy Platinum
 
Keefyboy November 06, 2019
Excellent.
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MicktheGreek November 07, 2019
Cheers Keith!
Pauldc1 PRO+
 
Pauldc1 November 06, 2019
Simply brilliant, Mick
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MicktheGreek November 07, 2019
Thanks Paul! Great scenery unfolding at that part of the town. One of the things you will always remember about the place is the sound of the river. You just have to experience it.
AnneDphotography PRO+
 
AnneDphotography December 03, 2019
congrats Mick , a wonderful and deserving shot ...well done :)
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MicktheGreek December 04, 2019
Thanks Anne! I still haven't told you how I took this shot :P
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita December 08, 2019
congrats on your Contest Finalist Award Mick
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MicktheGreek December 09, 2019
Thank you Sonja!
melissaknapp PRO
 
melissaknapp February 15, 2021
Love this image.
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