Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful


There are so many things I would be thankful for, my wife, my children but without my eyes I would not be able to see. If I couldn’t see how would I be able to take photographs. Or so I thought. When I started to research the subject of blind and visually impaired photography, I was surprised to find growing communities on Flickr with some really excellent photographs. Two groups well worth paying a visit to are;

Visually-impaired photographers in the UK

Blind Photographers

I am thankful that I have my sight, sure I am at the age now where I need glasses to read, but other than that my eyes are fine.

When I started looking at the subject of thankful I had more or less decided which photograph I would show for this week. It’s one I have shown before but it’s one of my favourite images.

Llyn Ogwen

Taken on a really cold day in the Snowdonia National Park, I came across this landscape purely by accident. When I’m out and about in Snowdonia, I don’t always have an itinerary of where I’m going. Sometimes I do but I’ll often deviate off my route if I see something interesting. That’s what happened here. I was heading home, intending to cut right through the National Park. Instead, purely by accident, I took a wrong turning and found myself driving alongside Llyn Ogwen. Best of all there was somewhere i could safely park the car and a good view-point to take this photograph

 

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25 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

  1. lisalday111711 November 25, 2012 / 14:44

    This picture is absolutely beautiful….you have quite a gift my friend
    Lisa

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    • Mike Hardisty November 25, 2012 / 14:54

      Thank You. It’s my favourite photograph. maybe one day i will photograph something even better, but until then….

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  2. LubbyGirl November 25, 2012 / 16:01

    I can see why it’s a favorite. It makes me want to go there.

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    • Mike Hardisty November 30, 2012 / 08:42

      I came past that lake on Wednesday. Looks totally different. The sun was out, and the clouds were reflecting in the lake.

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  3. danajoward November 25, 2012 / 16:44

    Amazingly beautiful photo!. Thank you for sharing your part of the would. ;)

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    • Mike Hardisty November 30, 2012 / 08:43

      Since I moved to North Wales I’ve found so many interesting things to photograph. The scenery is beautiful and of course it changes with the seasons…

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  4. Patti Kuche November 25, 2012 / 18:55

    I have often wondered about visually impaired photography and what a great selection there is on your links!

    And what a fabulous reward for a wrong turn!

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    • Mike Hardisty November 30, 2012 / 08:46

      I was out on Wednesday in this very area. With all the rain we have been having I just knew that the waterfalls and rivers would be in full flow. I wasn’t disappointed and as a bonus there was snow on the higher mountains. Not only that it was nice sunny day with some good white clouds. What more could a photographer ask for….

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  5. petspeopleandlife November 26, 2012 / 04:24

    Truly beautiful in every sense of the word. Only a photographer with your talent can render a scene such as this and make it spectaculor. It takes a special eye and a special gift. Of that you can be thankful as well as grateful.

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    • Mike Hardisty November 30, 2012 / 08:47

      Thank you for your comment. I guess I’m just lucky to live ina beautiful part of the world

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  6. eof737 November 26, 2012 / 08:42

    ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪May your week ahead be filled with thankful moments! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜”
    Elizabeth :-)

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  7. Lynne Ayers November 26, 2012 / 20:41

    I can see why it’s one of your favourite images – it’s stunning. I’d love to get to centra and north Wales, after having had a taste of Pembrokeshire.

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    • Mike Hardisty November 30, 2012 / 08:55

      North Wales is a beautiful part of the country. We have lots of old castles and ancient buildings, the Snowdonia National Park and of course the coast as well

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      • Lynne Ayers November 30, 2012 / 13:33

        When I was researching for our trip to Pembrokeshire I saw all the beauty in Snowdonia and north but, darn it, one can only do so much … I hope I’ll be back.

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