As I was born in Birkenhead, Merseyside I naturally spent many summers in North Wales during my childhood. I hadn't been back to North Wales for many years and so this summer decided to rectify this. When you are younger you do not appreciate the Landscape around you so it was a bit of a reawakening to realise just how many wonderful places there are to photograph in North Wales. Here are a few photographs from my visit. If you click on any of the photographs it will take you through to the Gallery.
The Swallow Falls at Betws-y-Coed is very popular. I used an ND Filter to slow down the movement of the water.
This sunset shot was taken at Rhos-on-Sea. As Rhos-on-Sea is east facing I had to walk out onto the sands to get the reflection of the sunset in the puddles. Fortunately the tide was out.
This is a long exposure shot taken at sunrise in Rhos-on-Sea. I kept the shutter open for 90 seconds to achieve a blurring of the water and create a smooth silky effect.
The Sychnant Pass linking Conwy to Penmaenmawr is little used as most people tend to use the Coast Road. However it is well worth the effort to drive up the Pass as there are some wonderful views down to the Coast
Conwy Castle was built by Edward 1 as part of a ring of fortifications during his conquest of Wales. Whatever his reasons for building it I am glad he did so as it is a great place to photograph. This is actually a panorama shot of four photographs stitched together.
Penmaenmawr is an interesting place to photograph as there are lots of Groynes (Sea Defences) to give foreground interest and also the Great Orme in the background.
Another photograph of the Groynes at Penmaenmawr. This time a long exposure monochrome effect.
There are many wonderful lakes to photograph in North Wales. This is shot of Llyn Dinas which is a lake near Beddgelert. It is quite easy to walk around the Lake.
There are many waterfalls around Llyn Dinas. This is a close up of one of them.
A photograph of Llyn Gwynant taken from Llanberis Pass.
This shot was taken of Llynau Mwymbyr. This is actually two lakes located near Capel Curig. I couldn't stay too long as the midges were out in force.