Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

It’s been a very long time since i posted to my blog, sick Parents, lack of motivation, no new photos etc, fortunately i was invited out by a very good friend Mike Hardisty a few weeks ago and we made the best of our Welsh weather, so in response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadow

Winter Shadows of Snowdonia:

Clouds Over Tryfan
Tryfan mountain forms 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. Under the cloud the top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows
Pen yr Ole Wen Mountain
Pen yr Ole Wen is the seventh highest mountain in Snowdonia and in Wales. It is the most southerly of the Carneddau range. The mountain lies to the north of Idwal Cottage youth hostel on the A5 road, from where it has a pyramidal appearance. The wooden foot bridge leads to Cwm Idwal lake, Snowdonia, north Wales UK
Winter River Rapids
Winter at the wooden foot bridge leading to Cwm Idwal lake, Snowdonia, north Wales UK Cwm Idwal is a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology.
River Rapids Snowdonia
Winter rapids at Cwm Idwal a national nature reserve, and one of the few places in Britain where the Snowdon Lilly can be found.
Bridge to Idwal Lake
Winter at the wooden foot bridge leading to Cwm Idwal lake, Snowdonia, north Wales UK Cwm Idwal is an area to be treated with extra special respect. It is an area which is home to lots of wildlife.
Winter Rapids of Snowdonia
Winter rapids at Cwm Idwal
Tryfan and Ogwen River
View along and up Ogwen Falls towards Tryfan mountain 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. The top of Tryfan looks like a face looking up, with the mouth on the left then the nose and eyebrows Winter at the Snowdonia National Park, north Wales, UK
Snowdonia Landscape Winter
Winter at the Nant Ffrancon Pass and Ogwen river, Snowdonia, North Wales, looking towards the old A5 roman road between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy, UK
Winter at Snowdonia
Winter Panorama at Snowdonia, view of the small wooden Footbridge at the base of Llyn Idwal, Tryfan and the Devils Kitchen, snowdonia national park, north Wales, UK
Nant Ffrancon Winter
Winter Panorama at the Nant Ffrancon Pass, Snowdonia, North Wales, looking towards the old roman road the A5 between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy, UK
Snowdon Cyclists
Winter Cyclists on the Winding Road to Snowdon Yr Wyddfa in Welsh, the highest mountain in Wales and England.
The Snowdon Star
The Snowdon Star boat trips on Padarn Lake offering panoramic views of Snowdonia. Llanberis, Gwynedd, North Wales, UK

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Landscape

The majority of my photography is landscape so I decided to keep this weeks challenge local as the area of north Wales I live is very beautiful.

Snowdon Miners Path
Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres (3,560 ft) above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands. It is located in Snowdonia National Park and has been described as probably the busiest mountain in Britain. The zigzag path leads down to the merging paths of The Pyg Track (left) and Miners Track (right) above lake Glaslyn. Following the opening of the Llanberis pass in 1832, the Miners Path was built to carry copper from the Britannia Copper Works near Llyn Glaslyn to Pen y Pass, where it was then transported to Caernarfon. The mining came to an end in 1916, remains from the work can still be seen on the path to this day.
Mountain Railway
The Snowdon Mountain Railway is a narrow gauge rack and pinion mountain railway in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. It is a tourist railway that travels for 4.7 miles from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales.
Sheep of Snowdonia
Lake Teyrn sits on the popular miners path up to Mount Snowdon past the higher lake Llydaw – the largest and deepest lake on Snowdons is crossed by a causeway at its eastern end. The zigzag path on the left leads down to the merging paths of The Pyg Track and Miners Track above lake Glaslyn. Welsh Mountain sheep are small, hardy sheep from the higher parts of the Welsh mountains. The males have horns, and the females are polled; they have no wool on the face or legs, and they have long tails.
Cwm Idwal Stream
Devils Kitchen, named because it looks like a chimney, and in olden days when there was cloud on the mountains it looked like smoke coming out of the chimney, and it was said that it was the devil cooking. Cwm Idwal is a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology. Cwm Idwal is a national nature reserve, and one of the few places in Britain where the Snowdon Lilly can be found. It is an area to be treated with extra special respect. It is an area which is home to lots of wildlife. north Wales, UK
Mountain River
Cwm Idwal is a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology. Cwm Idwal is a national nature reserve, and one of the few places in Britain where the Snowdon Lilly can be found. It is an area to be treated with extra special respect. It is an area which is home to lots of wildlife. Devils Kitchen, named because it looks like a chimney, and in olden days when there was cloud on the mountains it looked like smoke coming out of the chimney, and it was said that it was the devil cooking. north Wales, UK
Tryfan and Lake Ogwen
Tryfan mountain forms 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. Llyn Ogwen is a ribbon lake in north-west Wales. It lies alongside the A5 road between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau. Llyn Ogwen lies at a height of about 310 metres above sea level and has an area of 78 acres but is a very shallow lake, with a maximum depth of only a little over 3 metres. It is fed by a number of streams from the slopes of the mountains which surround it, which include Tryfan and Pen yr Ole Wen.
Ogwen Weir
The Weir at the end of Ogwen Lake, Snowdonia with Tryfan mountain in the background, North Wales, UK.
Vulcan Over Lake
Avro Vulcan XH558 , The Spirit Of Great Britain is the only airworthy example of the 134 Avro Vulcan V bombers that were operated by the Royal Air Force from 1953 until 1984. Vulcan XH558 served with the RAF between 1960 and 1985 in the bomber, maritime reconnaissance and air-to-air refuelling roles. The RAF operated XH558 as a display aircraft from 1986 until 1992, when budget cuts forced its retirement. The Mymbyr lake located in a very beautiful spot on the outskirts of Capel Curig, north Wales, UK. With one of the best views of Snowdonia
Winter Landscape
Tryfan mountain forms 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 – can you see it?
Ogwen Lake
Boat house at lake Ogwen, Snowdonia North Wales, UK. The lake is surrounded by high mountains, including Pen yr Ole Wen and snow covered Tryfan, considered to be one of the finest mountains in Wales.
Autumn Leaves
waterfall at the Clywedog Valley, coedpoeth, Wrexham north Wales, UK
South Stack Lighthouse
South Stack lighthouse is built on Ynys Lawd, a small rocky island just off the edge of Holy Island, which itself is an island just barely separate from the main part of Anglesey, north Wales, UK. To reach it you need to descend a switchback stairway running down the cliff face, over 400 steps down and 400 back up. At the bottom a bridge carries the visitor over a chasm to the island. A height of 41 metres the South Stack Lighthouse has warned passing ships of the treacherous rocks below since its completion in 1809. Textured
Twr Mawr Lighthouse
Llanddwyn Island is situated near the southern entrance to the Menai Strait – a stretch of water than runs between the west coast of Wales and Angelsey, UK. As a result it became an an important route for shipping of slate from the ports of Bangor, Caernarfon and Felinhelli. Originally a beacon (Twr Bach) was built at the tip of the island to provide guidance to ships heading for the Strait but later, in 1845, another more effective lighthouse, Twr Mawr, was added – which was modelled on the windmills of Anglesey. textured
Nantlle Uchaf Boats
Moored boats at Nantlle Uchaf lake in the Nantlle Valley, Gwynedd, Wales. UK
Welsh Coast
seascape llyn peninsula north Wales UK

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Half-Light

A quick one from me this week as I seem to have lost my creative mojo ….

INRI Stained Glass
INRI Stained Glass. The acronym INRI (Latin: Iēsus Nazarēnus, Rēx Iūdaeōrum) represents the Latin inscription which in English reads as Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews.
Golden Buddha
Large golden Sitting Buddha statue with people praying
Vintage Laundry Room
Victorian Laundry Room
Penmon Priory Sunset
Penmon Priory is located on Anglesey, where the Menai Strait returns to the Irish Sea. The Priory sits in a pastoral location close to the banks of the Menai Strait clustered together with St Seiriol’s Church, the Dovecote, and the ancient Holy Well of St Seiriol. The monastery was founded by the 6th Century celtic Saint, Seiriol, but Viking raids have destroyed the remains of the original structure. The church and the conical tower were built in the middle of the 12th Century under the authority of Gruffudd ap Cynan and Owain Gwynedd, and it remains to this day as the finest example of a 12th Century church in Gwynedd. A new chancel with richly carved arches and pillars was added in the 13th Century. and Penmon became an Augustinian Priory.
Ancient Dovecote
Ancient Dovecote, Isle of Anglesey north Wales UK. Interior of Penmon Dovecote Built in about 1600 by Sir Richard Bulkeley showing nesting boxes for over 1,000 birds, the ladder base and corbelled stone roof
British Museum
The British Museum London was established in 1753, dedicated to human history, art, and culture, Its permanent collection, numbering some 8 million works, is among the largest and most comprehensive in existence and originates from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.
Conwy Castle by Lamplight
Evening photograph of Conwy Castle, Conwy Castle dominates the mouth of the River Conwy and the medieval walled town of Conwy in North Wales, UK.  The castle was built on the orders of King Edward I of England and construction began in 1283 under the direction of Edward’s chief architect James of St. George. Today the castle is one of the best preserved castles in the whole of North Wales.
Seri Gemilang Bridge 1
Putrajaya Dam and Pedestrian Bridge. This 135-metre pedestrian built by capitalising on the uniqueness of the labyrinth spillway is yet another landmark for Putrajaya. Located at Precinct 5 is located near the Seri Gemilang Bridge and the Putrajaya Convention Centre. Reflecting on the natural environment, this 135m footbridge consists of a butterfly-like arch with curved deck. This double asymmetrical tubular arch bridge is specially designed for pedestrian and cyclist crossing the Putrajaya Lake. Putrajaya is a planned city, located 25 km south of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fallen Leaves
Autumn at Llyn Crafnant, a lake that lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains, many people regard the lake as one of the most beautiful spots in North Wales. Crafnant takes its name from craf, an old Welsh word for garlic, and nant, a stream or valley.
Midnight Lake
The snow covered mountains of Cwm Idwal, a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology. Cwm Idwal is a national nature reserve, and one of the few places in Britain where the Snowdon Lilly can be found, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, UK
Lake Padarn Sunset
Padarn lake late evening awaiting sunset, looking towards Dolbadarn Castle and beyond to Snowdon north Wales, UK
Autumn Rapids 2
Autumn at the conwy river near Betws-y-Coed, north Wales, UK
Snowdon Winter
Winter storm heading for Snowdon. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales, at an elevation of 1,085 metres above sea level, and the highest point in the British Isles outside the Scottish Highlands
Lighthouse At Sunset
Talacre Lighthouse silhouette at sunset, north Wales UK
Sunset Deganwy Beach
Sunset Deganwy Beach north wales UK
National Park Sunset
Beautiful sunset at the lake Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Thailand Tthe marine national park opened in 1966 and was the first coastal national park in Thailand. Located just 63 kilometers south of Hua Hin.
Sunset Puka beach
Sunset at Puka beach Boracay Philippines.
Beach Sunset
seascape sunset north Wales UK
Manila Bay Sunset
Manila Bay is a natural harbour which serves the Port of Manila, in the Philippines.
Sunset By The Beach
Sunset over Deganwy beach North Wales UK
Lighthouse Rescue
Seascape Sunset RAF Westland Sea King HAR3 XZ593 helicopter rescue at Talacre Lighthouse North Wales UK

 

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Winter in Snowdonia

Snowdonia attracts over 6 million visitors annually, split almost equally between day and staying visitors, making it the third most visited national park in England and Wales. Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, it has the largest National Park in Wales, it also boasts the largest natural lake in Wales and the highest mountain in England and Wales, Snowdon which is 3,560 ft (1,085 m). More than 26,000 people live within the park, of whom about 62% can speak at least some Welsh.

This wonderful area is only an hours drive for me so I’m often found wondering around there looking for some great shots, last week’s visit was excellent as i was riding shotgun with my photograph buddy Mike Hardisty, he has a superb blog here, it was cold, icy and lots of snow, just what us photographers want.

Here are a few of the days shots.

A Winter's Day
Boat house at lake Ogwen, Snowdonia North Wales, UK. The lake is surrounded by high mountains, including Pen yr Ole Wen and snow covered Tryfan, considered to be one of the finest mountains in Wales.
Cwm Idwal Stream
Devils Kitchen, named because it looks like a chimney, and in olden days when there was cloud on the mountains it looked like smoke coming out of the chimney, and it was said that it was the devil cooking, north Wales, UK
Mountain River
Cwm Idwal is a very popular attraction for visitors interested in walking, climbing, fishing and geology. Cwm Idwal is a national nature reserve, and one of the few places in Britain where the Snowdon Lilly can be found. It is an area to be treated with extra special respect. It is an area which is home to lots of wildlife, north Wales, UK
Ogwen Bridge Winter
Winter Waterfall at the Pont Pen-y-benglog, A5 road bridge over the Ogwen river in Snowdonia National Park Ogwen, North Wales, UK
Nant Ffrancon Winter Panorama
Winter at the Nant Ffrancon Pass, Snowdonia, North Wales, looking towards the old roman road the A5 between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy, UK
Nant Ffrancon Winter
Winter at the Nant Ffrancon Pass, Snowdonia, North Wales, looking towards the old roman road the A5 between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy, UK
Winter Landscape
Ice cold river near Nant Ffrancon, Snowdonia, North Wales, UK
Glyderau Sign
Winter at the Nant Ffrancon Pass, Snowdonia, North Wales, looking down the old roman road the A5 between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy, UK The Glyderau a Welsh plural form, also known in English as the Glyders are a mountain group in Snowdonia, North Wales. The name derives from the highest peaks in the range, Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach. According to Sir Ifor Williams, the word Glyder derives from the Welsh word Cludair, meaning a heap of stones.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition

In response to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition

I’m delighted to show you a selection of photos of the weather transition around beautiful Snowdonia National Park, it boasts vast areas of natural beauty and unique scenery. It is known as Eryri in Welsh a name that can be translated as “the place of the eagles”.

Tryfan Stream
Tryfan mountain forms 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 – can you see it?

 

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The Weir at the end of Ogwen Lake, Snowdonia with Tryfan mountain in the background, North Wales, UK.

 

Boat House
Llyn Ogwen, one of the most popular lakes in north Wales, lies between the two mountain ranges of the Carneddau and the Glyderau. It stands at the head of the Nant Ffrancon Valley. Ancient legend links Llyn Ogwen with King Arthur, and it is said that the lake is the final resting place of his sword Excalibur

 

Frozen lake Ogwen
Frozen lake Ogwen, Snowdonia North Wales, UK.

 

Decorative Iron Gate
Decorative Iron Gate leading to the wooden Footbridge at the base of Llyn Idwal, Tryfan and the Devils Kitchen, snowdonia national park, north Wales, UK

 

Gate to Winter
Decorative Iron Gate leading to the wooden Footbridge at the base of Llyn Idwal, Tryfan and the Devils Kitchen, snowdonia national park, north Wales, UK

 

Valley Light
Nant Ffrancon Pass in Snowdonia, on a stretch of the old A5 road between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy North Wales

 

Nant Ffrancon Pass v2
Winter down part of the Nant Ffrancon Pass in Snowdonia, on a stretch of the old A5 road between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy North Wales

 

Tryfan and Lake Ogwen
Tryfan mountain forms 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. Llyn Ogwen is a ribbon lake in north-west Wales. It lies alongside the A5 road between two mountain ranges of Snowdonia, the Carneddau and the Glyderau. Llyn Ogwen lies at a height of about 310 metres above sea level and has an area of 78 acres but is a very shallow lake, with a maximum depth of only a little over 3 metres. It is fed by a number of streams from the slopes of the mountains which surround it, which include Tryfan and Pen yr Ole Wen.

 

Broken Ice
Frozen lake Ogwen, Snowdonia North Wales, UK. The lake is surrounded by high mountains, including Pen yr Ole Wen and Tryfan, considered to be one of the finest mountains in Wales. Ogwen is an extremely shallow lake, with a depth of only three metres, and is around a mile long. It lies at a height of 310 metres above sea level. The lake is the source of the River Ogwen.

 

Valley Sunlight
Nant Ffrancon Pass in Snowdonia, on a stretch of the old A5 road between Bethesda, Gwynedd, and Llyn Ogwen in Conwy North Wales

 

 

Over There
Feral horse at the Nant Ffrancon Pass north wales, UK. Obviously not interested in being todays Model

 

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