Snowdon was the first peak that I climbed when I first took an interest in mountaineering and photography over 45 years ago, and so to this day I always enjoy returning to Snowdonia, an area I regard with much affection. The view of the peaks of the Snowdon Horseshoe - Y Lliwedd (898m, 2947ft.), Yr Wydda Fawr (1085m, 3560ft.), Crib Goch (922m, 3026ft.) and Crib-y-ddysgl (1066m, 3496ft.) - seen across the waters of the Llynnau Mymbyr from the Royal Bridge at Capel Curig is one of the finest in the British Isles. In my humble opnion it ranks alongside, if not surpasses, some of those more publicised and acclaimed viewpoints of the English Lake District and Scottish Highlands.
Forecasts had repeatedly failed to predict the weather during this first week of October, so I was both delighted and relieved to see the mountains were clear and the water was still when I arrived at Capel Curig just before dawn on a morning that marked my third attempt to capture this image within the one week. Each attempt had involved an overnight journey of some 600 miles. ... READ MORE ....
Photographic Details :-
Time of Year : October
Location : SH 71649 57754 : Royal Bridge, Capel Curig. : Time : 0745 GMT
Equipment : Canon EOS 1DS Mark II Camera, Canon EF 28-135mm Lens @ 115mm.
Camera Settings : Shutter 1/8 sec, Aperture f11, ISO 200.