Snowdonia autumn reflections & a Fairy Glen, North Wales

Registered: Jan 11, 2007
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Fortunately the weather turned out better than expected Sunday morning so I managed a sunrise shoot at Llyn Crafnant in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. I also went to Fairy Glen near Betws Y Coed and gave my new Lee 10 stop it's first outing.

Llyn Crafnant, Snowdonia National Park photograph

Fairy Glen, Betws Y Coed photograph

Registered: Jan 11, 2005
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Hey Simon,

I like what you got here, you had some great light in #1. My favorite though is #2, that is a really sweet shot.


Registered: Dec 23, 2004
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Hi Simon,

Ditto #2. The colors are marvelous and I like the slow shutter and filtered light.


Registered: Jan 11, 2007
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Thanks for the comments...I'm certainly happy with my first "10 stopper" photograph, definitely be using it again !!


Registered: Mar 24, 2007
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Both beautiful compositions, Simon - though I also like #2 best for its mood and there is nice texture in the water, despite the long exposure.
Just a thought - but the Lee BS gives quite a cool blue cast to images - it's entirely a matter of preference as to whether one warms it back up in processing or not - but I wondered how this one would look just a tad warmer to bring out those lovely autumnal leaves?

Registered: Jan 11, 2007
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Apologies for the loss of the photo links, just completely re-constructed my website which hosts all the photos, back online now


Registered: Jan 19, 2009
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Beautiful lighting.
I like the cool mood of #2.


Registered: Jan 15, 2006
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Great captures. I really like both images equally.


Garrick L
Registered: Oct 07, 2011
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Lovely captures, but my personal preference for #2 would be to warm the tones a wee bit. Tis a lovely area, my Mum & Dad used to live in Dolgellau

Registered: Aug 13, 2011
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That first one is spectacular. I dream of capturing an image like this

Registered: Mar 23, 2012
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Nice set here.

David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
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Lovely shots Simon, the light colours and reflections in the first one make it my favourite

Mirza Ahmad
Registered: Jan 01, 2007
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Both are beautiful but I have a soft spot for long exposures and the second is very nice indeed.

Registered: Dec 27, 2004
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Nicely done! I think the use of ND Grad in the first shot is kinda obvious, given that the reflection is brighter than the actual subject.