My first visit to Snowdonia National Park, and how lucky was I to get weather like this? Wall to wall sunshine for two days - absolutely spectacular.
This photo was taken from the Northern shore of Llyn Idwal near Ogwen Cottage on the A5.
This was a hand-held shot taken just before we began the ascent of Y Garn. Sadly we were unable to reach the top due to the snow and ice on the climb. Crampons were a necessity!
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Buin (42362) 2010-03-05 2:24
What a wonderful near to nature and obviously unspoilt landscape! The mirroring here emphasizes its beauty in an amazing way. I like this impression of wideness here. A photo to look at a bit longer!
Greetings from Germany - and have a nice weekend!
asajernigan (21427) 2010-03-05 3:46
Excellent wilderness scene! The reflection is great providing a nice mirror image. The reflection adds depth and balance for the scene. The lighting and colors are great as is the photo's sharpness and DOF. The off center positioning of the mountain works well here.
Fante (5429) 2010-03-05 3:46
one word: wow. Look that reflection. Amazing. Excelent sharpness strong colors. Photo for postcard.
faletiz (10759) 2010-03-05 4:38
Hi, Dan, beautiful photo, wonderful reflections, superb colors (excuse for my poor English!) Well done! Ciao letizia
manudautriche (4348) 2010-03-05 4:39
Superbe photo dans le style reflet symétriques avec une lumière et des couleurs extra la POV est bonne et les sommets un peu blancs sont joli,bravo.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2010-03-05 12:04
Superbe reflection, trés bien capté, des couleurs naturelles trés jolies, un cadrage intéressant, le ciel est magique.
chawax (19956) 2010-03-07 5:54
Wonderful view ! The reflections are incredible and the panoramic format fits very well with the landscape.
cdmonson (4910) 2010-03-23 10:02
Llyn Idwal was one of my favorites. Like you, I had absolutely no rain or even clouds while I was in northern Wales--a rarity, but I'll take it! This is a nice shot, different from the standard view looking over at the Devil's Kitchen. Love that fantastic reflection, and you certainly took your time to make sure the horizon was properly leveled (I checked the alignment of the mountains with their reflections and it was spot on). Thanks for sharing. Hope all your weather is like this!
P.S. - I followed the link--fantastic shots! You should post more of them. :)
dairose (154) 2010-04-13 15:57
Hi,Dan.what a spectacular shot and location,you captured reflections superbly.
scroller (3443) 2012-06-16 16:50
I longer stay in Wales has been on my list for a long time. I visited Swansea some years ago but this is truly amazing! Crystal clear and a superb reflection!
mjw364 (2) 2013-04-24 10:13
I know this place. I pass it quite a few times over the course of a year I spend a lot of time in Wales taking pics. You've done a cracking job here - pin sharp and crystal clear - lovely perfect still reflection.
Would be nice to see you posting on here again with shots like this.
- Copyright: Dan Thorpe (whereami) (1477)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-03-02
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D40, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 ED, Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-05 1:16