Over the last few months I have had intermittent problems with my broadband resulting in unexplained drop-outs, reduction in bandwidth, slow access and on some days inability to even connect to the internet. This week it all came to a head and I’ve finally managed to get my provider to admit that there could be a problem, correction, there is a problem. Anyway we have an engineer booked for Monday afternoon (who didn’t turn up). At the moment I have a connection speed slightly less than a dial-up modem but it should let me get this weeks blog entry out, providing it stay up long enough, whilst I finish writing this article…..and so to this weeks challenge. My apologies if I don’t reply to your comments immediately. I have been told an engineer will diagnose and repair the problem on Thursday. I await with bated breath.
Photography : so many attempts – so few masterpieces – James Elliott – 2001
Most of my photography these days is in the beautiful landscape that is the Snowdonia National Park.
Much of the terrain is rough, isolated, absolutely beautiful and dangerous no matter what time of the year.
More than 26,000 people live within the Park, of whom about 62% can speak at least some Welsh. The Park attracts over 6 million visitors annually, split almost equally between day and staying visitors, making it the third most visited National Park in England and Wales.
The Park has 1,479 miles (2,380 km) of public footpaths, 164 miles (264 km) of public bridleways, and 46 miles (74 km) of other public rights of way. A large part of the Park is also covered by Right to Roam laws.
Snowdonia is one of the wettest parts of the British Isles; this means there are many lakes in the National Park.
For me, Snowdonia is one of the most beautiful, yet rugged, places in the world. Every time I venture into the National Park I find something new to photograph. What more could I ask for?
Whilst i await with bated breath and OpenReach Engineer coming to fix my telephone line, I thought I would take a short trip to Glasgow. So early start tomorrow, hopefully I might be able to catch the sun setting over Loch Lomond.