At last - a stunning morning in Snowdonia!!


simonkit

Link Posted 15/01/2012 - 19:29
After what seems like weeks of awful weather in North Wales yesterday looked promising so I set the alarm early and arrived at Llyn Llydaw beneath Snowdon for sunrise - my luck was in!!

The last one was taken at Llyn Dinas later in the afternoon

The first 3 are all taken with the K5 & DA12-24, mostly around 12mm

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eenymac

Link Posted 15/01/2012 - 19:40
Four great shots, and love those reflections.

Sure was nice to see clear skies yesterday and was also out early for a walk in the cold, crisp air.

Northgrain

Link Posted 15/01/2012 - 19:50
Great to see sun and sky again

Nice set. #3 for me - love the reflections here.
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chunky

Link Posted 15/01/2012 - 20:09
Luvverly! Just Luvverly.
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Opethian

Link Posted 15/01/2012 - 20:23
Beautiful photos! (location marked on the to visit list)

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Stuey

Link Posted 15/01/2012 - 20:30
Excellent - love the reflections

You certainly picked the right day for it
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dave-

Link Posted 15/01/2012 - 20:34
lovely shots.
i must get up there again soon its been too long since my last camping trip.

stub

Link Posted 15/01/2012 - 21:11
Spectacular photos Simon...
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snappychappy

Link Posted 15/01/2012 - 21:15
Lovely images, I bet it was rather chilly up there.
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doingthebobs

Link Posted 15/01/2012 - 23:30
Nice to see Grib Goch in it's correct colour.

Lovely reflections. I bet the car park was empty as well!
Bob

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Link Posted 15/01/2012 - 23:55
Great images and well taken. Good detail with excellent light.

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Frogfish

Link Posted 16/01/2012 - 04:02
Really lovely set Simon. #2 or #3 would be my fav.
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simonkit

Link Posted 16/01/2012 - 09:23
Thanks for the comments everyone,

I've posted the shots out of sequence just for info - shot 2 with the warmer glow was the first one, taken immediately after sunrise. I then moved to a different spot and captured the 1st shot (around 40 minutes after sunrise) and moved again for the 3rd which was taken around 1hr 20 minutes after sunrise which explains the bluer sky and cooler colours of crib goch. I waited quite a bit at each spot to try and catch the reflections at their sharpest as the slight breeze fluctuated a little.

I was the first person on the Miners track so had the place to myself - not so when I arrived back at the Pen Y Pass car park at 11.00am though, absolutely crammed.

Llyn Dinas is a lovely area of Snowdonia that's much less frequently visited than many areas, not sure why as the scenery is equally impressive

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davidrobinson

Link Posted 16/01/2012 - 10:10
Stop it, your making me jealous. Brilliant capturing of wonderful scenery.

Regards David

simonkit

Link Posted 16/01/2012 - 10:40
Forgot to mention that I'm increasingly impressed by the K5. It's ability to pull detail from shadows is pretty incredible - I don't think I'll be using NDgrads again!! The amount of detail it resolves is stunning too, especially with the 12-24 attached, can't honestly see me upgrading for a long time as the K5 ticks all the boxes for me now
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