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Cregennan Lakes

By sneazy  
Mixed day yesterday. Pre-planned a trip to Cregennan Lakes in Snowdonia. Checked the local weather forecast (cloud & sun excellent) wind speed was average, and temperature around 10-12deg. Sun setting towards the Lake so it would be over my shoulder for the shot I had planned. I used google maps to view the area around the Lake as there is a narrow single track road around it.

Looked good so off I set around 4pm. During the drive I had all sorts of weather and when I arrived around 2.25hrs later there was sun highlighting the distant mountains. Unfortunately by the time I set up this had gone. I did have some further light but the wind was blowing a gale! It never really subsided, to the point where if you were slightly off balance on the rocks it nearly blew me over a couple of times! I tried a long exposure with a ten stop by sheltering the camera from the wind but it was difficult as it also kept on spitting of rain so it made it almost impossible! Sad

This image is the last of the trip. Using an additional 2 stops of ND filter slowed the exposure enough to capture the strong winds blowing the clouds and water towards the camera. There was a touch of colour in the sky too. I had to make sure there were no rain spots during the exposure so it was a constant job of wiping the filters in between shots.

To add to the feeling of disappointment, behind me over the rock face there was a terrific light show going on but it was too far away to do justice with from where I was Sad

At least I got something of worth from the trip. I got home around 10:30pm. Rain and strong winds, landscape photographers nightmare!


Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: buxton, SandraKay, Iain_Proudfoot and 12 more

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zapar40 10 66 5 Wales
1 May 2012 7:17PM
nice bit of colour in the sky, lovely scene.

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