Taken today and after the terrible floods two days ago here in North Wales, the rain turned to snow on higher ground as a first real taste of winter.
Both Images taken in the Snowdonia National Park. The first looking towards Mount Snowdon from Capel Curig, the second of Llyn Ogwen(Llyn = Welsh for Lake). The furthest right of the 3 snow covered peaks is Snowdon which was used by Edmund Hillary in training for the 1953 ascent of Mount Everest. (Sorry about the history lesson)
#1. "RE: Winter comes to Wales" In response to Reply # 0
Thanks for posting Richard (and for the history lesson ) As a New Zealander I should have known that !
I love the first image - colours are wonderful, and it makes me want to be there. My family is originally from Wales (on my mothers side), so who knows, I might make it there myself one day?
If I was to make a suggestion for the second shot (if I may) - I'd clone or crop out the mound on the extreme left hand side corner. My eye goes straight to it, rather than on those majestic mountains!
#3. "RE: Winter comes to Wales" In response to Reply # 2
Beautiful scenery. I'm in London until tomorrow. Fortunately the monsoon rains have cleared by now.
While the mound in #2 is a potential distraction because it is the element with the clearest detail, it adds depth to the scene. Perhaps a small mound like that isn't worth saving if the bottom of the photo is otherwise empty. In some cases I keep the foreground but blur and/or darken it slightly to emphasize some other features in the photo.