My first photography days out in over 1.5 years.
I was lucky enough to have my first day out with Mike, we headed off to Snowdonia National Park north Wales, one of our favourite photographic locations an hour away, unfortunately the weather wasn’t as good as the forecast predicted with low cloud staying around the mountain most of the day, we had to work at trying to get some good shots with Mike driving us to different locations. Thank you Mike for all the driving.
My second day out the following week the weather was actually very nice and made the photography easier.
Often the bad weather actually makes for a more interesting photo.
I have included some of the shot of both days.
Some old ruins and wonderful trees near the old roman road leading past Pentre Farm, Nant Ffrancon valley Snowdonia
Yup the intrepid photographer mike climbs up the river bank near Cwm Idwal, a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology. Cwm Idwal is a national nature reserve in Snowdonia.
Welsh Cottage and sheep. Nant Peris sits between Llanberis and Capel Curig on the A4086, sheltering in the foothills of Snowdon
View of the small wooden Footbridge at the base of Llyn Idwal, Tryfan and the Devils Kitchen, leading to the Ogwen car park, YHA Idwal Cottage and Nant Ffrancon valley in the distance
Cwm Dyli is the location of a hydro-electric power station on the southern flank of the Snowdon range. At the time it was built, it was the largest hydro-electric power station in the United Kingdom The Nant Gwynant valley leading to Gwyant Lake with panoramic views towards Snowdon mountain range from a viewing point on the A498
The lone tree at Padarn lake, the lake is a glacially formed lake in Snowdonia, looking towards Snowdon and Dolbadarn castle, Llanberis
Dolbadarn Castle is a fortification built by the Welsh prince Llywelyn the Great during the early 13th century, at the base of the Llanberis Pass. The castle was important both militarily and as a symbol of Llywelyn’s power and authority. The castle features a large stone keep, which historian Richard Avent considers the finest surviving example of a Welsh round tower.
Dolbadarn Castle overlooking the waters of Llyn Peris and Llyn Padarn Snowdonia
Dolbadarn Castle panorama including the town of Llanberis and edge padarn lake
Anglesey Barracks in Dinorwic Quarry, comprised two rows of 11 dwellings, served as accommodation for quarrymen, they would spend the week based in the barracks working in the quarry, leaving their homes very early on Monday morning and returning Saturday afternoon. Conditions were spartan. Each two-room unit had a living area with a fireplace and a sleeping area for four men. Facilities were scant no running water, toilets or electricity. Public-health inspectors closed down these barracks in 1948.
The Dinorwic quarry is a large former slate quarry was once the second largest slate quarry in the world, located between the villages of Llanberis and Dinorwig in North Wales Backdrop is Snowdon the highest mountain in Wales, has been described as – probably the busiest mountain in Britain. It is designated as a national nature reserve for its rare flora and fauna.
The Dinorwic quarry camp fire
Peris lake and Snowdon, On the left is the Dinorwig Power Station, known locally as Electric Mountain, or Mynydd Gwefru, is a pumped-storage hydroelectric scheme
Llyn Padarn Llanberis Snowdonia, one of the largest natural lakes in Wales
Cattle grid at the Nant Ffrancon Pass looking towards Tryfan mountain Ogwen valley Snowdonia, on a stretch of the old A5 Roman road between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy North Wales.
Nant Ffrancon Pass looking towards Tryfan mountain, forming part of the Glyderau group, and is one of the most famous and recognisable peaks in Britain, having a classic pointed shape with rugged crags. At 917.5 m above sea level it is the fifteenth highest mountain in Wales. Top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows.
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