Friday, 27 March 2015

Idwal Reflections and Sunset over Snowdon dec 28th 2014

After a light fall of snow that i noticed on the Ogwen web cam, i have driven down to Ogwen valley in Snowdonia with Mollster to walk up to Llyn  Idwal.
The sun is shining down the Nant Ffrancon valley as we walk up the main Idwal path from Llyn Ogwen.




                                                                     Mol is posing already :)




                                                                             and Again!!!




          We have quickly made it up to the Llyn Idwal , the sun is illuminating the Y-Garn ridge :)

                                                             Stunning reflections today :)



                                             Amazing :)    dont see it this flat calm very often!




                Cant make mind up which composition i like best.   so here is a second image.




     Using long lens i zoom in on the snowy mountains in the distance behind Llyn Ogwen.............




                                       And now Y-Garn , loads of climbers up in the snow :)





     Time to head back down now, its quite cold and i don't want to miss Sunset over the twin lakes.                                                                 Mollster is posing yet again!






                                          Looking down from the Llyn Bochlwyd path.





                                                       Llyn Ogwen and Pen-yr-ole-wen.




                The sun is still lighting up the valley looking down to Anglesey in the distance.




             Down at road level now and a quick shot looking down Ogwen valley over the lake.




                       Time to drive down to Llynnau Mymbyr to shoot sunset over Snowdon.
I have driven right down to Pen-y-pass  and now as the sun starts to descend i have gone back and parked half way between the lakes.   the sky is looking very interesting and i need to shoot fast while the light is good.    I have just shot a 2 frame panorama with 100-400 lens :)



                              Stunning light over Snowdon right now :)    view large HERE




Now down at the waters edge, i am struggling to get any decent compositions ,  this one at least has good cloud colour.









  Light has gone now,this last image of the Snowdon range  shows the difference a few minutes can make.   still stunning!     But lovely warm colour on the side of mountain tops :)
                                                                      100 - 400mm lens




                                                           The end of a great day out :)

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