It’s hard to believe that three months have passed since I visited Snowdonia. I had a great time and after a lot of processing, curating and ten blog entries later, I have now put together a gallery page of what I consider to be my favourite images. The ones that take me straight back to a particular location. I can remember the time of day, the weather conditions and what I was trying to achieve when I took the shot. The gallery is here.
Pressing the shutter doesn’t work every time, far from it in fact, and my ‘keeper rate’ is probably no better than 1 in 50, but I am very happy with that. Sometimes the light wouldn’t be right, or the image would be badly composed or out of focus. Inevitably there would be many occasions when I didn’t select the correct camera settings, or quite simply I was trying to take a photograph when a good image never existed in the first place. But that’s the joy of photography.
I believe that each time you press the shutter you should learn something from the experience. That way I learn more from the ones I didn’t get right, as opposed to the ones that eventually find their way to the printer or onto this blog.
I have included some new images in this entry but the gallery itself is made up of 39 photographs, so do click here to visit the Snowdonia Gallery page.
I do hope to have the opportunity to return to Snowdonia later this year. It’s an inspiring and beautiful place for any visitor, let alone a photographer. The changing light and dramatic scenery are very special indeed.
Last but not least I would like to extend a big thank you to fellow WordPress blogger Andy Beal FRPS for organising and hosting an excellent and instructive workshop. To David Mills ARPS for his extensive knowledge of the area, and finally to the other participants for their company and good humour. Together we had a lot of fun and a week of photograph to remember.
If you want to visit any of the previous blog entries I have added all the links below, together with a thumbnail image to whet your appetite.
Snowdonia – It’s all about the light
Tryfan – a majestic mountain in Snowdonia
Creative use of depth of field in Snowdonia
The appeal of ‘light on dark’ in Snowdonia
Early morning in Snowdonia – with or without a tripod?
The old A5 – Nant Ffrancon valley in Snowdonia
Mist and missing Capel Curig – Happy New Year!
Dinorwic slate quarry – a harsh and inhospitable place.
Cwmorthin slate quarry in Snowdonia – the lower section
Cwmorthin slate quarry in Snowdonia – the upper section