The Devil's Kitchen


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Looking across the wind-sheered waters of Llyn Idwal, to 'The Devil's Kitchen', steep cliffs that form the head of the glacier gouged hanging valley of Cwm Idwal.

The headwall of Cwm Idwal earns its name from the mist which rises up through the dark chasm at the centre of the cliff face. Beneath the cliff lies a boulder field with dozens of gigantic individual rocks that fell from the face of the Devil's Kitchen, forming a scree. The cliffs above are composed of a more basic rock, and support a host of rare and fragile flora, including Arctic-Alpine plants. These include the Snowdon Lily, Mountain Avens, and many members of the saxifrage family.

Snowdonia National Park, Wales.
25/06/2015 - 00:22morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 25/06/2015 - 05:44
Great BW palette. Right subject for this mono.
PPG

davidtrout

Link Posted 25/06/2015 - 09:05
A magic location expertly portrayed in your landscape picture Phil. It clearly shows the infamous Idwal Slabs, beloved of climbers.
David
PPG: http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/davidtrout

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 25/06/2015 - 10:11
Very nice and striking image Phil. A change from your more usual Dartmoor! (Both in style and location)

regards

Karlo

Teaka53

Link Posted 25/06/2015 - 11:22
A very striking image as Karlo says, I am a sucker dry-stone walls and this one is a beauty.
Malc

morpheus71

Link Posted 25/06/2015 - 18:18
GIULIO57 wrote:
Great BW palette. Right subject for this mono.

Many thanks indeed 😊 It's a place where I have climbed and walked in all seasons over the years. Very fond of the place.
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 25/06/2015 - 18:51
davidtrout wrote:
A magic location expertly portrayed in your landscape picture Phil. It clearly shows the infamous Idwal Slabs, beloved of climbers.
David

Thanks very much David 😊 It was great to do some climbing on the Idwal slabs with my children while we were there. They love climbing and thoroughly enjoyed climbing in the mountain backdrop, they have decided Dartmoor's rocks seem small now 😁
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 25/06/2015 - 18:59
1stEverPentax wrote:
Very nice and striking image Phil. A change from your more usual Dartmoor! (Both in style and location)

regards

Karlo

Many thanks Karlo😊 It was a wonderful 9 days spent surrounded by mountains and moors. The aesthetics of the peaks and ridges sculptured by fire and ice over deep time is beguiling. Since I was a kid I have been under their spell. The opportunities to spend time in mountain country are always savoured and the memories resonate for long periods after I leave them behind.
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 25/06/2015 - 19:03
Teaka53 wrote:
A very striking image as Karlo says, I am a sucker dry-stone walls and this one is a beauty.

Thanks very much Malc 😎 The place is epic in scale and grandeur, always find myself slow down as I walk out of that hanging valley and relishing a last lingering view.😊 Snowdonia seems to have a plethora of drystone walls😁
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

1stEverPentax

Link Posted 25/06/2015 - 19:11
I know what you mean about the mountains Phil..they have that effect on me too. Have just revisited the picture again ...at the far right of the stone wall there appears to be the face of an animal, maybe a dog in the pattern of the stone. Anyone else see it? Vivid imagination..I know.

Karlo

morpheus71

Link Posted 26/06/2015 - 18:57
1stEverPentax wrote:
I know what you mean about the mountains Phil..they have that effect on me too. Have just revisited the picture again ...at the far right of the stone wall there appears to be the face of an animal, maybe a dog in the pattern of the stone. Anyone else see it? Vivid imagination..I know.

Karlo

Good to hear 😊 I sometimes see anthropomorphic form in rocks and trees too 😊
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/
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