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fairy glen

By lee beel      
This is Fairy Glen near Betws-y-Coed in the Snowdonia National Park in Wales.

I wanted to get some long exposure shots of the river flowing through the gorge so I visited late in the afternoon so the sun wasn't shining down directly into the Glen.

This meant that light levels were lower and there would be less problems with contrast.

I composed to include the large rock as foreground interest so the bottom of the frame wasn't blank.

I cropped out the sky as it was uninteresting and added nothing to the image.

While carefully walking over the many rocks to get into position I noticed that when the sun hit the trees in the distance their reflection in the water really stood out.

Having set the tripod and camera up I waited for the sun to hit the trees before making my exposures.

Tripod, mirror lock-up and self-timer used.

Canon EOS 20D with EF 17-40mm @ 39mm.

6sec @ f16 @ ISO100.

Tags: Landscape Wales Conwy Fairy glen Landscape and travel Beel

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It looks like a lot of time and effort has gone into this picture and its paid off.. excellent colours and the rocks just jump right out.. well done

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MNPHOTO 9 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2008 4:10PM
thats really well done
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
4 Jul 2008 4:53PM
beautiful, has a magical feel love the composition.
Wooly 12 112 4 England
5 Jul 2008 9:23AM
Excellent composition Lee, the long exposure has worked a treat.


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