52/2013 Week 13


Luckily enough I was able to get into the Snowdonia National Park and capture this image of Llynau Mymbyr

52/2013 Week 13

Llynnau Mymbyr are two lakes located in Dyffryn Mymbyr, a valley running from the village of Capel Curig to the Pen-y-Gwryd hotel in Snowdonia, north-west Wales.

The lakes lie in a depression formed by a ring of sandstone called the Capel Curig Volcanic Formation. Strictly speaking this is one lake, originally called Llyn Mymbyr, with a maximum depth of 30 feet. About 3/4 mile long in total, a delta has built up midway along the north shore, and this has to all purposes cut the lake in two – hence the plural name.

 

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    • It’s always been my intention to try and give the story behind the photographs, otherwise I might as well just stick them on Flickr and do nothing else….

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  1. Depth and curves of the image works very well. Good natural exposure that appeals to me. Snowdonia looks well worth a visit. Thanks for taking the time to tell us about the landscape as well.

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