52/2013 Week 9

Memo to self. “Never run an anti-virus scan when you are trying to import and process just over 500 photographs and at the same time write this article”  The AV program is supposed to run in the background but it’s crunching my hard drive constantly and everything is slow, slow, really slow.

Yesterday I was out with another great photographer, Adrian Evans, to photograph the National Slate Museum at Llanberis, North Wales. With an early start and a beautiful sunny day beckoning we were looking forward to a great days photography.

Llanberis lies along the side of Llyn Padern and driving down the road to the museum we could see that the lake was flat calm, almost mirror-like. It was just too good an opportunity to miss. So first stop the lake….two hours later we still hadn’t reached the slate museum. There was just too much to photograph along the sides of the lake.

52/2013 Week 9

As we were thinking of packing up and heading to the museum I managed to capture these canoeists practicing before heading under the bridge into the main lake and that’s this weeks photo entry on Flickr.

As for the museum we did get there in the afternoon but all too soon it had come round to 4pm and the staff were asking us to leave.

If you are thinking of visiting the museum it costs £4 to park, seems pricey, but entrance to the museum is free and trust me you could spend all day there. If you are a photographer take a tripod, they are allowed but be careful in “The Chief Engineers House”, there’s not a lot of room and if it’s busy they might object. We were lucky, in winter the museum does not get as many visitors so we could wander round taking our time to get those all important photographs.


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