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Glyder Fawr Twilight by Alex37 Glyder Fawr Twilight by Alex37
This view was the goal to shoot on the evening up on the mountain. I'd imagined shooting the view with a sunstar and I executed that shot and was happy with it ([link]) but for me the 10 minutes or so after sunset provided the most atmosphere. I also shot this scene in portrait and as a massive panoramic. One of the great benefits of having a really strong focal point and a dramatic backdrop is it gives you a huge amount of flexibility.
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional
Wow. Is that looking towards Colwyn Bay or Abersoch?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually I dont know and I'd like to! Snowdon is rising there to the left
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional
In that case it's Colwyn Bay.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Okay it's Snowdon on the left, Mynydd Mawr on the right and Gyrn Ddu with Caernarfon Bay in the distance :) You're only 180 degrees out :P
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional
Doh!
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Best. No doubt about it. I would have shot another frame cropped below the clouds for a completely different atmos but I guess you could crop if you wanted that.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Apart from the Castell y Gwynt shot this is my favourite too. I tried the crop but didnt like it. Try it and I think you might find the shot becomes plain but that's just my opinion :)
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Plain(er) yes, simpler, easier to grasp, more direct, to the point. I like it but I love it this way too.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
mmm I don't think that's the reality actually, I think if you cut the sky out the image loses a lot of context
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Subjective.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
This is my favourite of the bunch, I think it's awesome. Despite not having any direct light, this is really really strong. The compression of the rocks at the front and the layered hills at the back is brilliant. Interesting that this is the one that people here on DA have commented on less.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Andy, it's my second favourite. People on DA like bright colours and sunstars, its a tried and tested formula!
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PaulGana Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
love the variations in layers
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredibly spectacular, full of such harsh beauty. Thank you so much for sharing your moments in time!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure, thanks for commenting
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ancoben Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Stunning, I also think I like this the best
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Anne :)
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
Another crackin shot bud :P
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Drew
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7yearsislongenough Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
Wonderful image. Love the depth and sense of atmosphere.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much :)
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IonizedIan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
First thing that came into my head was: "Stegosaurus?!"
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
haha, yeah there is a bit of that going on :P Its a very interesing rock formation. Those stone look relatively small but they are actually about 6ft long
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
An old haunt, Glyders Fawr & Fach :nod: Beautiful, simply beautiful :clap:
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I cant imagine there being a more dratic ridge, but I have seen so little of Snowdonia. I think the next trip I am going to try to summit Snowdon for sunrise
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Crib Goch, on the Snowdon Horseshoe, is quite a ridge. Have fun :D
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ha yeah, so I have heard. Won't be doing that one in the winter tbh! I need to order some spikes for my next outing
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You need good snow & ice work under your belt to do it in winter that's for sure :nod:
I lived in Nant Peris, at the Vaynol Arms. I was the Chef there for 2yrs., before I got itchy feet. Climbed Masters Wall, on Crib Goch, in late January. Thankfully, I didn't have to lead :phew:
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I've got to be honest, if I wasnt going for photographs I would have probably turned back just walking up Devils kitchen. There was some really glassy ice in areas and although the risk was small the consequences were big! I certainly took my time on those sections!
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
And on Idwal Slabs.
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narmansk8 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
beautifully done Alex!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot Nolan
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RichardMacDonald Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
This is my favorite of the lot, so far.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Richard, me too, but there is one more that I am just about to post that I like more :D
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pestilence Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
Love it, but what if you removed more from the yellow part of the sky?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Personally I think the balance is right as it is, but thanks for the suggestion :)
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Wungu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I prefer this version rather than the one with the sunflare (although nothing wrong with that one) especially the background aerial perspective.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I also prefer it, it's a bit more subtle
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