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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9 thoughts on “52/2013 Week 13

    • Mike Hardisty April 2, 2013 / 21:54

      Thank you. It’s a great place for photography…

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  1. Stevie D April 2, 2013 / 22:03

    A great picture which captures beautifully the majesty of the area.

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  2. petspeopleandlife April 2, 2013 / 22:54

    Beautiful pic. Also enjoy the geography lesson and the explanation of the lakes.. I wish all photographers would offer more info. It really adds to the picture.

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    • Mike Hardisty April 2, 2013 / 23:00

      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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  3. Trygve Høgebøl April 3, 2013 / 11:11

    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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  4. Jane Lurie April 5, 2013 / 03:27

    Gorgeous image, Mike! Love the rocks leading our eye.

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    • Mike Hardisty April 5, 2013 / 13:15

      Foreground interest! Been spending time with a great photographer called Adrian Evans who advocates the use of foreground interest.

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