My first view from the roadside approaching from Nant -Ffracon valley
Llyn Ogwen is only partially frozen as it has not been really cold, but with part covered in snow i am walking down the road, actually on top of a 3 ft snow drift to photograph the view back towards Y Garn and the Devils Kitchen where i will be walking towards later . this is the view from the cottages end of Llyn Ogwen.
looking back to Y Garn (centre image) i am walking down onto the lake side to get some images , the snow is fairly deep, as you can see it is level with the top of the wall !
i think i will try and get out onto the lake , there will be some interesting compositions from further out at water level hopefully, the snow has a frozen crust after overnight low temperatures so i am managing to walk on top without sinking deep into it making walking easier.
that's a much better view now , its about 8 am and the low sun is producing some nice shadows/textures in the snow.
i love the way the light shows up all the textures and undulations in the snow , and out of the corner of my eye have just spotted a really interesting composition over to the right that might just make a superb image.
Yes i was correct, i really like the shadows from the tree branches across the snow , i am shooting it from a few different places to see which composition works best. i think i like this one best .
a full wide shot
More ice patterns
I am heading back to the car now to get Molly , she is waiting to go for a play in the snow .the mountains in the centre of image is where we will be climbing up to, will just have to see how high we can get .
this has been a great start to the day , now its time to climb up to Cym Idwal and see what its like up higher.
to be continued ............