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

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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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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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