Monday, 9 March 2015
Aberglaslyn Gorge Nov 2 nd 2014
After another reasonable week of weather the tree colours should be looking great now , so another trip to Aberglaslyn i think today. The mountain forecast is again changeable, with periods of blue sky and heavy rain showers.
Driving along the Nant Ffrancon valley i stop off at Ogwen Bank to take a look at the falls ,its a bit dreary looking down the valley...........
But the falls are looking great :)
Heading back to the car i notice the sun lighting up one of the trees along the stream down in the valley , shooting with long lens to get this shot .
Now to drive down past Snowdon and Beddgelert to the Gorge.
As i walk down to the river through the woods, the sun breaks through with patches of blue sky Yay!
I walk onto the road bridge that crosses the river , wow great colours
Setting up the tripod , and dodging traffic crossing the narrow bridge, i firstly take this image.
2 seconds f14 gives good water "Movement"
A wider view , the colours are only in small areas unfortunately. but the rushing water looks good with again 2 seconds f14.
Now as the sun lights up the mountain side up the valley , i quickly shoot a few frames before it clouds over again , this is my favourite image from today.
3.2 seconds f18
Now i am walking upstream on the right bank , taking shots as i go .
1.3 seconds f14
Good "flow" movement in this one 1.6 seconds f14
Just 1/2 second in this one, showing more "texture" in the water .
0.8 second f18
I can see black clouds behind me over the mountain tops, and its coming this way! time to go fast!
It is torrential , i am soaked !!!!!!!! Arghhhhhhhh
Sheltering in the woods until it eases , and i decide to walk along the road to the car, as the trees are looking quite good along this windy road.
And scrambling down to photograph a small stream that runs through the woods.
As i get near to the car the heavens open again , its horrendous now so decide to leave , i have had a great day and got some good images.
I stop to take a few shots on the way up towards Llanberis pass.
Looking down from the viewpoint opposite Snowdon towards Llyn Gwynant in the distance.