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By Tynnwrlluniau  
Hi all
My first upload in quite a while following one of those hectic, stressful times we all experience now and again. I suffered to get this 13 shot stitched pano. It cost me two blackened toenails, bumps and bruises and aches and pains in office-softened muscles I'd forgotten I had. However, the view from Glyder Fach made it all worth while. The lake on the lhs third is Llyn Bochlwyd with the darker horizontal band of Llyn Ogwen beyond. Light falls on the slopes of Pen Yr Ole Wen while the peak of mighty Tryfan is also illuminated mid-shot. If I had been braver / younger I would have camped on the shattered plateau of Glyder Fach in order to catch the sunset behind me and a view of Snowdon but carrying all my gear including a long lens nearly finished this 52 yr old off anyway Grin
Thanks for looking and hope you all have a great weekend.

Tags: Wales Snowdonia Tryfan Llyn ogwen Landscape and travel Nant ffrancon Eryri Llyn bochlwyd Glyder fach

Voters: DicksPics, Badgerfred, gwynn56 and 75 more



6 Dec 2014 12:32AM
This is superb, Alun - well worth all of the injuries sustained!!
A wonderful baker's dozen combined perfectly!

Daisymaye Plus
14 26 24 Canada
6 Dec 2014 12:39AM
So worth the trouble and pain. Amazing image. What a wonderful part of the world.
prabhusinha 15 5 5 India
6 Dec 2014 4:19AM
One of fav subject, & the best one saw to day. Thanks for sharing
phillG 16 229 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2014 6:52AM
A superb pano of this stunning location, Definitely worth the trouble and pain
marktc 12 101 15 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2014 7:38AM
Magnificent Alun. I have to agree with the others, well worth the effort and the pain!
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
13 112 40 Wales
6 Dec 2014 7:41AM
Many thanks. I've often thought that this location would be a great place to camp but I may need to hire a helicopter to get up there again otherwise I could need to call acyellow one to get back down! Seriously though, this would be a very demanding winter challenge requiring ice axe and all the gear. I was blessed with a wonderfully mild mid November day but still had to negotiate some tricky terrain by the light of my headtorch on the way down.
Many thanks to Sandy and Phil for their UA's - much appreciated.
netta1234 11 382 2 Wales
6 Dec 2014 9:08AM
Rwyf wedi edrych ar hwn am amser hir iawn,ac rwyf wedi gwirioni ,gyda phrydferthwch ein gwlad.
Mi ddylsech gael hwn wedi ei fframio a chael edrych arno'n ddyddiol er gwaethaf yr anafiadau a gawsochSmile
I just love everything about this,and appreciate the beauty of WalesSmileSmile
6 Dec 2014 9:16AM
Superb mountain photography Alun. Beautifully composed and well exposed. In my younger days I used to lug a Pentax67 up the hillls with a heavy tripod. Couldn't do it now. I'm thinking of investing in the sony a7 for mountain work now!
barbarahirst 14 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2014 9:30AM
Impressive in more ways than one
geffers7 Plus
12 53 1 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2014 9:54AM
Beautiful shot Alun - I've had the same problem with backpack and tripod recently and we're not getting any younger!
Richsr 15 91 224 England
6 Dec 2014 10:29AM
Well worth the climb and suffering Alun. A great image of that view
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
13 112 40 Wales
6 Dec 2014 10:54AM
Thanks again. I enjoy taking images with stitched panos in mind. Software has really moved forward although 700mb shots make the old pc shudder and cough a bit. Many thanks to Netta, Paul and Richard for their UA's - V. much appreciated.
ArtyArt 11 344 2 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2014 12:12PM
Superb image, well worth the effort.
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
6 Dec 2014 12:18PM
The end result makes up for the difficulty and injuries sustained: easy for me to say sitting in a warm room at the Mac.
But what a fabulous panorama covering so much of this mountain scenery.
CliffGreen 11 8 2 Scotland
6 Dec 2014 4:25PM
Superb clarity.
tomcat 17 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2014 7:26PM
This puts loads of 'scapes to shame

Excellent work Alun

Tremendous image of this prehistoric looking Welsh mountain, I've never been up here where you were, but I was down by the Lynn Bochlwyd. From down there this mountain looks very much like a prehistoric monster.

Tremendous work my friend.

chris-p 17 75 England
6 Dec 2014 8:23PM
Super image Alun...
Mynett 14 142 6 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2014 8:31PM
Well I for one appreciate your hard work as well as the very informative write up

BIGRY1 11 3 8 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2014 11:09PM
Its about time you uploaded something! But seriously, this is how to make a comeback!WinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
No pain, no gain. This is superb, well done.
andylea2 8 16 1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2014 7:54AM
Well worth the effort Alun top top work Wink
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
13 112 40 Wales
7 Dec 2014 8:18AM
Thanks again, my friends and to Ian, mike and Ryan for their UA's
fazzer 13 54 7 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2014 6:12PM
Wow that's bloody gorgeous Alun , absolutely love it SmileSmile
Kenfromsot 14 61 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2014 8:42PM
Stunning Alun
Regards Ken
Philpot Plus
10 1.0k 4 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2014 9:26PM
A brilliant scene and well taken and presented. However the title is not what i wanted to hear ! I've got a Mk3 under the tree and will turn 50 in February! I too chase a mouse around a mouse pad all day!!SmileSmile
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
13 112 40 Wales
7 Dec 2014 10:21PM
Changing camera was just the aching muscles talking, Phil :0) the Mk III is a wonderful camera and a privilege to own and use. Can't see me changing but I need to get fit if I ever want to get up that high again.
Many thanks to Jeremy and Ken for their UA's - chuffed.
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2014 1:12AM
Wow! surreal landscape! Love the composition...
tonyng Plus
13 13 3 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2014 11:23AM
Sure its worth it. That is dedication Smile.
PaulMillar 11 83 2 Scotland
8 Dec 2014 1:03PM
Alun, I could sit here and say so much, but my words would never express how stunning this is.

What a share this is.....

martin.w 20 619 29 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2014 6:35PM
Fantastic view though and love that touch of light. Well worth all the grief just for this superb image Smile
cdm36 19 391 7 England
8 Dec 2014 7:25PM
Have an award thingy, well worth it, Unless you've done it people cant quite fathom the effort taken to get things like this. Smile...

Quote:carrying all my gear including a long lens nearly finished this 52 yr old off anyway Grin
Being as we're the same age, I'll swap the bag I take up for yours Wink
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
13 112 40 Wales
8 Dec 2014 10:11PM
Grin Yeah, nice try, Chris. Thanks for the UA and to you Martin for your coveted badge too Grin
J_Tom 13 3 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2014 8:46AM
Beautiful view Alun Smile
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.3k 164 England
9 Dec 2014 7:11PM
I know what you mean about the weight, I complain carting similar gear around London (although I am 7/8 yrs older!). My days of climbing Snowden et al in the dark are well behind me. You might be tempting me with images like this though but I think I'd need a bit of practice at the stitched panoramas first.

martinl 19 272 2 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2014 7:28PM
Super work Alun, despite the pain endured to get it!
Fefe Plus
11 84 49 United Kingdom
10 Dec 2014 8:33PM
Amazing work, Conratulations!
geffers7 Plus
12 53 1 United Kingdom
12 Dec 2014 1:32PM
Have my UA Alun - meant to do this the other day - well worth it for all the effort you put in and the final result is fantastic.Grin
13 Dec 2014 10:19PM
Stunning view, well worth the effort IMHO.
philgood 11 7 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2014 7:00PM
Awesome work Alun, what a stunning image, stunning view, and stunning result, great to look at an image and keep looking at it, then you think of the work involved, very very impressive.
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
13 112 40 Wales
17 Dec 2014 11:29PM
Many thanks for all the positive feedback. Thanks also to Geoff for the UA - cheers m8 Grin
23 Dec 2014 7:22AM
Breathtaking shot, wonderful title.
G_Hughes 15 19
1 Jan 2015 5:40PM
Fantastic work. Your efforts have certainly paid off. Gwych.
ianrobinson 13 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2015 10:01PM
Brilliantly stitched, full of glorious detail, well worth the misery to show us all Alun. thx for your pain to give us all this wonderful view.

Tynnwrlluniau Plus
13 112 40 Wales
3 Jan 2015 12:36PM
Many thanks for the great response to this one. Thanks to Ian for adding his UA to the others - really appreciated Grin Hope everyone had a great Christmas and best wishes for 2015..

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