Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Snowdonia Waterfalls 27 th dec 2011

Today i went up into the welsh mountains with Pete,  the Ogwen valley waterfalls that run down the mountain from Cym Idwal , the lake beneath the "Devils Kitchen"  .

The weather was normal welsh mountain stuff!!   wet, cold and very windy up at the lake!   we had to contend with rain constantly splattering the lens filters!!!!!!!!!!!!  a real pain!

                                 Here is the first set of falls that can be seen by the main road.

A little higher up the view opens out with the glyder mountain range over to the left.

The first proper image , taken from the newish bridge that was constructed last winter ,  there was a lot of snow melt water coming down, the ground was completely saturated and i got very wet feet!

            only needed a poloriser and 2 stop nd to get the required shutter speed to blur the water.
                       used 0.8  -  2 seconds for most of these shots, such was the water speed!

                           you can see the state of the weather up on the mountain tops!    lol

we took the right hand path that runs all the way up the waterfalls to the lake at the top, stopping all the way up shooting these pictures :)

                                                         Here i am , yes this is me!     lol    

Getting near cym idwal   , here is a quick shot with Pete in the top left hand side which gives you an idea of  scale the size of this location!!!!!!!

   Once at the top , the wind was horrendous, even the camera was moving on the tripod!!!  not good !

            So only managed this one 3 frame HDR image. Think i have captured the scene quite well!
                                                        This is my fav image of the day!

It was so windy we decided to finish here , and head down to the lower falls underneath the main road!

A long  path!    lyn Ogwen is in the background where the main road runs all way along!

Another shot from the bridge on the way back to road level!   lol

and a last look back up the mountain! quite a few people going up now,bad weather earlier obviously put them off !   the  weather was clearing slightly!  but not for very long :(

The water flows out of lyn Ogwen and goes down into the nant francon valley under the main road.  here are the shots :)


                                                                            and finally !

all images shot with canon 5d2 and 17-40 L

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