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Snowdon Sunrise

By Goggz
I thought a change from the Chinese Meet series was due, so here is a morning shot taken from just above Pen-Y-Pass looking towards the Snowdon massif. You might be able to make out cars in the carpark, but I doubt you'll be able to see the two figures standing at the pinnacle of Crib Goch.

I spent about an hour here taking panoramic stitches and tried to get one printed out at Focus, but it was toooo big to be opened by the computer there. Never mind, better luck next time Smile

All comments and crit welcome!

Cheers, Goggz

Tags: Sunrise Mountain Snowdon Landscape and travel Very cold Goggz

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Mari 12 1.8k Wales
27 Feb 2008 12:07AM
Its a long time since i've seen it looking that clear Pete, love your viewpoint and the tiny cars at Pen y Pass really put it into perspective - I like it

Mari

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ringyneck 9 315 18 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2008 12:09AM
Great detail,especially in the large format.

Keith.
newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2008 2:49AM
love the sence of scale useing the cars down below with some lovely light pete,
well captured,
ian,
G_Hughes 9 19
27 Feb 2008 7:15AM
Great composition. Ardderchog.
WelshKiwi 8 3.2k 2 Wales
27 Feb 2008 7:31AM
Its great to see such a different viewpoint.

The morning light looks very welcoming and just makes me want to get out there Smile

I like the composition with the foreground rocks and the portrait format.

Ages since Ive seen blue sky like this on the mountains.

Lee Smile
Glynn 10 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2008 7:41AM
Excellent detail and agree a superb viewpoint Pete.
Glynn
27 Feb 2008 7:46AM
Beautiful colours - love the foreground
Charlotte
Blenkinsopp 10 320 4 England
27 Feb 2008 8:17AM
lovely light and strong shapes in the composition
LesF 9 182 9
27 Feb 2008 8:28AM
Good one Pete like the viewpoint.

Les F
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
27 Feb 2008 8:55AM
Like the details and lighting in this - well captured - bet that was some climb.
Regards Richard.
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
27 Feb 2008 10:37AM
Super shot Goggz.

Best Matt
Anthony 14 5.6k 17 Scotland
27 Feb 2008 5:08PM
coooool. thats a corker Pete, love it.

Anthony
Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
27 Feb 2008 7:11PM
Smile Ta you lot!

@ Richsr - not really a bad climb, but I was in a hurry 'cos I got up late, so I was wacked by the time I reached the top!

There are about 10 people in this image, and you can trace the PYG track from the corner of the carpark by the lit telegraph pole most of the way to the pass where it splits to cross into the main cwm or up to the summit ridge of Crib Goch. I was quite amazed to be able to count the walkers, as this is at 35mm focal length and they are really tiny.

All that was missing were some nice fluffy clouds Sad

Might post a pano from here next seeing as you are all thinking this is passable.

Cheers, Goggz
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
27 Feb 2008 7:39PM
Nice light and colours, Pete Smile

Fran x
rangerpaul 9 19 7 England
27 Feb 2008 7:58PM
Excellent mountain shot Goggz. Beautiful colours and a good sense of scale.
Paul
Artois 10 405 1 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2008 8:21PM
Great shot, lovely tonal range.
Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
27 Feb 2008 9:00PM
Thanks you 3! If it weren't for my duff knees I'd be up there with the camera every chance I got Sad
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2008 10:23PM
brilliant viewpoint, wonderful image
bunSmile
29 Feb 2008 9:10PM
This is so very beautiful gogz, the light is amazing and viewed large it just sucks you into the scene.
Jo
Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
29 Feb 2008 11:14PM
Thanks Bun & Jo Smile

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