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photoblog image Wales 1/4  Snowdon from Capel Curig

Wales 1/4 Snowdon from Capel Curig

The first of my photographs of Wales was taken some years ago on a film compact and the resulting snapshot was scanned into PS a while ago.

This was taken in the lay-by coming out of Capel Curig on the A4086 towards Snowdon.  This is a popular picnic spot by this little lake, and with no traffic about it can be very quiet and peaceful.

The Snowdon horseshoe of mountains is in the distance, and rumour has it that Capel Curig is the wettest place in Wales.  It was certainly nice the day we were there.

More information about Capel Curig is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capel_Curig

Wales 1/4 Snowdon from Capel Curig

The first of my photographs of Wales was taken some years ago on a film compact and the resulting snapshot was scanned into PS a while ago.

This was taken in the lay-by coming out of Capel Curig on the A4086 towards Snowdon.  This is a popular picnic spot by this little lake, and with no traffic about it can be very quiet and peaceful.

The Snowdon horseshoe of mountains is in the distance, and rumour has it that Capel Curig is the wettest place in Wales.  It was certainly nice the day we were there.

More information about Capel Curig is available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capel_Curig

comments (9)

Proving that a good composition is more important than a "good" camera!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, if you ever go this way stop for a while, it is so pleasant. I thinkthe camera was a little Nikon compact if memory serves me correct.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 1 Jul 2008, 12:31
Great composition here, love the view very much, I agree with Bill, the composition and the 'eye' makes the photograph...NOT the camera...
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, Wales is a very nice part of the U.K., if you have never seen it go there sometime if you can. Anyway my other pictures this week are all from Wales.
I quite agree with Bill here. It looks like a painting. I really like your presentation Brian. Well done.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much for your comment Richard, I think it is the graininess that gives it that painting like feeling.
  • Ginnie
  • at a WiFi hotspot in Atl without dial tone at home
  • 1 Jul 2008, 16:40
I would go on a picnic there in a New York minute, Brian!!!
Brian Walbey: Nice little spot to stop for a picnic Ginnie, who knows, one day you might make it to lots of the spots we UK people post.
  • FLOOG
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Jul 2008, 16:55
Absolutely beautiful, Brian. And very nice framing too smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Paul, a nice little spot to stop for a while if you ever get that way.
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 1 Jul 2008, 20:39
still looks good Brian, a place i would love to visit, oh nice frame too.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tim, perhaps you will get this way some day and enjoy the view.
Always liked this part of the world Brian, especially the roads through Snowdonia. Well seen.
Brian Walbey: We like North Wales very much Les, although the whole country is quite nice. Thanks for your comment.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 1 Jul 2008, 22:32
Beautiful spot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Aussie, perhaps you might get here yourself when you get to the U.K.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Jul 2008, 23:22
A very pleasing image. It is good to see how it has stood the test of time. Did you scan the negative or the print (hmm.. having now thought about it, I guess it was the print sad) Little sign of the scanning anyway!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, I scanned the print as far as I can remember, I'm haven't cracked doing good scans from negs.as yet.

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