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Glyder Fawr and Snowdon by Alex37 Glyder Fawr and Snowdon by Alex37
The sunset light on Friday was very intense thanks tot he clear air and made an excellent sunstar. This is shot at f16 to get a strong sunstar without too much diffraction. The only drawback is I had a lot of dust to clone!

I had initially planned to get up to Glyder Fach and Castell y Gwynt for sunset but it took me much longer than planned to set up camp thanks to the frozen ground (something I hadnt thought of!)
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loboproto Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
El alba... que hemoso, realmente muy lindas fotografias
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much
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Capturing-the-Light Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Just a note to say your work has been featured here

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Thank you so much for being an inspiration to me

Simon
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MaX-DooM Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Damn I think I'm going to fav averything I've got from you in my in-box!!!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fire Away
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MehreenFreed Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely amazing. The light is extraordinary. I wonder who you are. I have never seen such pictures. Ever. You have captured nature in its true essence.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
There are several good photographers on here. Try ~Nzeman for starters! Thanks
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MehreenFreed Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
By the way, i would like to ask you and hoping I don't sound like a pest, but ho did you buy your camera, to say did you save over the years? I am very much wanting to get a dslr camera and any tips regarding getting one would be much much appreciated.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
well I'm assuming you live in Pakistan because it says that on your profile and I dont know how hard it is to get one over there....

I did save for my first camera and I bought it second hand. It took me about 3 months to save the money when I was a student. It was about 500 or $750. If money is an issue for you then I would definitely buy second hand. Look at the Canon 350D, 400D, 20D and 30D. These are all incredibly cheap now since the camera is old, but you can easily print to A3. Many of the older images in my gallery are taken with a 20D and kit lens.
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spicedwinefanfic Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Spectacular. Thank-you.
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Not bad but for some reason the composition doesn't hold much for me. Not sure how to explain it without pulling it to pieces. Maybe a balance issue??
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah the rocks on the left arent right. I wasnt happy with the comp here. I thought I had nailed it at the time, but the image doesnt really bare that out. I wish I had shot it without the foreground. A crop doesn't work.
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AJBolinger Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing shot!
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
Beautiful light!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers Drew
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NoeliaRaincloud Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011   General Artist
Love it! What country is this from? Looks very New Zealand-like.. :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, it's Snowdonia, North Wales, UK
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional
For frozen ground it may be worth taking one of those peg-less all in one pop-up tents and using a rock or two inside to weigh it down.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I did think that. There are issues though, space and weight is at a preium in my pack and there arent really any options of the kind of tent that you are referring to that are lightweight, small and dont cost 300!
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional
I was looking at some in Blacks in Chester not too long ago for 45 quid. But then again...

Dude who owns the office next door to my old one, Graham, makes arctic expedition gear. Full on stuff. Bet he could make you a sleeping bag where you wouldn't even need a tent. Dude makes them for people going to the poles so I'm sure the coldest British winter wouldn't faze you. We were working on a design recently for a light weight, waterproof and very VERY warm bag. He may be putting than into production soon.

Company is called Brenig. Check 'um out... [link]
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Its an interesting point because many mountaineers say that the british winter can almost be as cold as the alps not because of the absolute temperature but because the air is relatively damp and its often breezy. I need to stop looking at outdoor gear I must have spent 600-800 on my gear so far!
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional
It's true. Graham tests him immersion suits by jumping into the river Dee. He points out that water is water where ever it is. It can't be any colder in the Arctic otherwise it'd be ice.

And it's true what you say. Left out in the circle you'll die of frost. In Britain you'd die of exposure.
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moonfrogflying Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful shot, and all the more interesting to me because I am reading a mystery series set in this exact location. I was trying to imagine it in my mind, but the imagination just doesn't do it justice.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:) glad to be of service :P
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011   General Artist
great conditions for an awesome location, bet it was quite an evening! Lovely shot man..
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah it was great,

Thanks
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TURNIP-SLOP Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ugh, i remember climbing Glyder Fawr after the devil's kitchen with a 25kg pack on for D of E, it nearly killed my legs :( great shot though ;)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
My gear weighs about that all told, so I feel your pain!
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BaBQ Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Beautiful Shot:D
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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BaBQ Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
:D
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Koraljka Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
gorgeus light, compliments :D
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Great shot. Since your 5D MkII got stolen what was this shot with? Sorry for not being up to date. :(
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is with my old 5D. I'm planning to buy a replacement in the nex tax year, second week in april
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Gonna get a Mk II again? Or did you settle for something different?

Also it's impressive to see that even an older FF can still out-performance a newer apsc camera. ;)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The 5D is just an amazing camera for landscape, but realistically I could acheive this with an crop camera and you wouldnt be able to tell the difference. Unfortunately camera companies have everyone thinking that technology is the key!
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Well, I guess there is a certain truth in technology being the key. However if you don't know how to use it, it doesn't help either. ;)
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Neutron2K Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Nice work mate! I'm back up in snowdon for a week in april.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'll be gone by then, but good luck :)
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Neutron2K Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Still up there are you? Theres a word I could use here...
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I am in Chester until March 20th. Any weekend the weather is good I am heading over to Snowdonia. It takes me 1hr 20 minutes to get there, which is awesome!
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Neutron2K Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
yeah rub it in. 5.5 hour journey for me + the inevitable extra 3-4 hour driving i do when I get there just driving round the areas. All without sleep lol.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
well it's be similar for me usually. I actually decided to do this placement up here and now, instead of going to toulouse in the summer like everyone else, just so that I could shoot snowdonia in the winter :D
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Captain-T Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011   Photographer
It looks like landscape from Lord of the Rings... :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The number of lond of the rings comments I get is crazy :O
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StormLights Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
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