Daily Archives: November 10, 2013

A day too good to waste! (the morning)

With a blue sky showing and autumn colours all around I had to try for a few landscape shots this morning.

The Ogwen Valley sounded like a good destination. The mountains had the slightest dusting of snow on their peaks.

This one was easy – just stand on the bridge and shoot.


Others were more tricky a bank of cloud over the mountains meant that the sun was patchy and the full scene was never illuminated. I timed these as best as I could. Shooting “contra-jour” (into the light) didn’t help, either)

Just a view up the valley.


Ogwen Falls – seemingly always in shadow…


… and the big picture…..


A day too good to waste! (the afternoon)

We’re rapidly approaching mid-November so a gorgeous day cannot be wasted. This morning it was landscape photos. This afternoon it was birds at Conwy RSPB.

The light was amazing. It was like having a searchlight mounted on top of the hide. In fact, the only thing that made me go home was as the shadow of the hide reached across the pool to the other side.

No wind meant that it was a good day for reflection shots.

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It’s great to find a photo that reflects the season too.


and sometimes birds just pose to have their portraits taken.

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