A secret Welsh lake....


simonkit

Link Posted 20/02/2009 - 22:23
Well not quite, it's actually a fishing lake near Rhyd Ddu in North Wales called Llyn y Dywarchen, whilst not secret it's not particularly well know but is surrounded by stunning scenery..the Nantlle Ridge and Snowdon and its surrounding mountains...I was really after a good shot of Snowdon but when I arrived it was shrouded in heavy cloud so I thought I'd try a few other vantage points

All C&C welcome

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Last Edited by simonkit on 21/02/2009 - 15:14

jackitec

Link Posted 20/02/2009 - 22:26
All nice but I like no.2

Father Ted

Link Posted 20/02/2009 - 22:29
Number 2 for me.
Number one seems...erm... a bit flat is the best way I can describe it. But that's just my opinion

I must get myself back up there. I used to stay at a campsite not far from the Rhyd Ddu path.
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Cliff-P

Link Posted 20/02/2009 - 23:36
Cant decide, all are super shots, the longer I look at them, the more I like each one better If that makes any sense
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matic

Link Posted 21/02/2009 - 07:25
hello,

number 1, i find has to much in the scene, the jetty, boathouse and boats.

number 2, would look good in b/w with a strong red contrast filter applied.

number 3, just a tad to much sky

i can only comment on what i would like, which dosnt say much

keep posting
many thanks,

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Steve O

Link Posted 21/02/2009 - 08:15
I like them all, but my favourite is number two.
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philstaff

Link Posted 21/02/2009 - 13:45
Great photos and again number 2 for me also. What lens were you using just out of interest.
Ian

simonkit

Link Posted 21/02/2009 - 14:29
Thanks for the comments/feedback..to answer a couple of questions etc..

I've reworked shot 1 to give it a little more "oomph", I do tend to err very much on the natural look side of things so rarely do much heavy processing. I've also looked at my other shots from the morning and have posted here another version of shot 3. (sorry for the smaller size but these are hosted on my website)

These were all taken with my Sigma 17-70, I did consider the 10-20 but didn't need the extra width for these.

thanks

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philstaff

Link Posted 21/02/2009 - 14:37
Hi Simon I have these lenses also. As yet not been anyware were I can realy give them a work out as regards to landscapes but hope to put them through there paces soon and get some similar shots in the lake district.
Ian

simonkit

Link Posted 21/02/2009 - 14:45
Hi Ian,

I recently bought the 10-20 too, find it a great lens but it's not for all occasions..initially I tried using it much of the time but because of the wide view the main subject of landscape shots can easily be lost..it really needs strong foreground too. I'm still learning with it myself as it does need a slightly different thought process.

Just one more thing about the Llyn in the shots I forgot to mention, it has a Celtic fairytale associated with it, here's the link for anyone interested..


http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/rumpelstiltskin/stories/penelop.html


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Last Edited by simonkit on 21/02/2009 - 15:13

philstaff

Link Posted 21/02/2009 - 15:03
I know what you meen Simon the first time I put it on the camera it freeked me out till I got my head round it. I think I will probably put the two lenses on both cameras and just see what the results are when I get back. Im realy looking forward to it.
Ian

shim

Link Posted 21/02/2009 - 15:11
I like all of them Simon, but if I had to pick one it would be No. 3

Looks like you pasted the link to the story wrong.
I did a seach for Penelop and came up with this link

shim

simonkit

Link Posted 21/02/2009 - 15:14
shim wrote:
I like all of them Simon, but if I had to pick one it would be No. 3

Looks like you pasted the link to the story wrong.
I did a seach for Penelop and came up with this link

shim

Thanks....I've updated the link too

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comstadcity

Link Posted 21/02/2009 - 16:37
Number 2 for me, I like the reflection of the blue sky and clouds in the lake. Not too keen on number 1, don't know why but maybe it's because there is too much going on and my eye is wandering all the time. Like number 3 too but not as much as number 2.
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Last Edited by comstadcity on 21/02/2009 - 20:00

TGK

Link Posted 21/02/2009 - 17:56
Stunning shots!
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