This image named “Elemental” was taken last November in the Snowdonia National Park, Wales.
A picture can speak a thousand words, here’s what it says to me.
Over the years I’ve visited Snowdonia national park many times mainly from my hiking & climbing days with my Husband but also my Grandmother’s family are Welsh. As a child we used to get the train from Lancaster to Crewe where we changed to Prestatyn. The family lived in a small village called Dyserth in North Wales which happens to be famous for an impressive waterfall where the family lived at the top of over a hundred years ago but sadly got washed away in floods. My Grandmother & I always stayed at Auntie Ivy’s house then the rest of the local family would come to visit. I always remember the Welsh language being spoken by Uncle Len who happened to be a great local artist but also a bit eccentric. The female family members used to tell him to speak English as it was rude in front of the guests which never failed to amuse me.
What happened behind the camera
Having to share my personal space with others, something I prefer not, although the photographers I met were extremely friendly. One photographer with a lovely Sony A7R iv made me laugh when I really shouldn’t have, you know when you get the giggles at the wrong time? He was saying “how typical that the water was so rippled when he’s seen many images on social media of this location with silky smooth water, how annoying it’s never like that for him”. I looked at another photographer I’d been chatting to, we couldn’t keep our faces straight. We politely explained it’s down to long exposure.
“Make your heart like a lake with a calm, still surface and great depths of kindness.” – Lao Tzu.
I cant really share my exif data as this image was;
- Focus stacked for ultimate sharpness.
- Focal blend of foreground, mountains & sky for my visual impact.
- Exposure blended for the overall look I wanted to achieve.
Haida Filter M10 round drop in ND 3.0 (10 stop) to smooth the water & clouds.
Post processed in Adobe Creative Cloud & Topaz DeNoise AI
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