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    Snowdonia

    Hi All,

    Took my mother out for lunch in Snowdonia for her 60th birthday on Tuesday and managed to stop a few times to take some snaps.

    Thought I'd share a 4 shot pano that I shot at Llyn (lake) Mymbyr looking towards Snowdon. The clouds and sky were really dramatic and made for some awesome lighting at times.

    Am interested to know what you all think (Please view full).

    Snowdonia

    Thanks for viewing

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    That is a FANTASTIC shot, Tommy. I have to ask though, the dark section in the middle of the water: did it look like that, or is that the result of stitiching the panno? I only ask because I have noticed a similar affect in my own attempts at pannos, when the light changes slightly between frames.

    Note to all: definitely view this at full size to appreciate it. Awesome.

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    Hey Greg, many thanks for your reply and kind words. I have had a look at the individual photos and that shadow on the water is there on those as well, so not purely as a result of the stitching.

    Thanks again

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    Agreed that it has to be viewed at full-size to even begin to appreciate it.

    It's a stunning image, no doubt. The only thing that I wonder is whether it would be improved by toning down the bright areas of the sky on the left side. The only reason I mention that is that it distracts the eye from that gorgeous range of tonalities in the land. I don't know for sure that adjusting the sky would improve the image, but you might try it if you haven't already done so.

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    Re: Snowdonia

    Hi Mike, and thanks for your comments.

    I didn't do a great deal to the sky in post, other than reduce the clarity and contrast as I felt it was a bit heavy. I felt that the bright area to the left was balanced out quite nicely by the bright area of land on the right of the image. Perhaps a small decrease in brightness would help that. I will try it.

    Thanks again

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    Having climbed there for many years you have captured what I so much miss! Well done

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    fantastic image Tommy, well done, for me, leave it exactly as it is

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    That's 'top drawer', Tommy. What appeals to me is that I feel it's packed full of mood and atmosphere.

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    Hi Tommy,
    I agree with Andy, Makes me miss the UK, haven't been back for 13 years. No hills here - at all. Makes landscapes difficult and seeing your image, makes me happy and sad at the same time. Great image.
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    Andy, Mark, Donald and Graham, thanks for looking and for your comments.

    It's touching to hear that it invokes such feelings and brings back some good memories for some of you.

    Thanks

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    Fantastic light conditions and excellent capture.

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    I didn't know there were real mountains in England... I love the shot --- water, interesting sky, and mountains - it's all there and it's beautiful!

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    Thanks Miltos and Susan.

    Susan, there are real mountains in England, however this was take in Snowdonia, which is a national park in Wales

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockNGoalStar View Post
    Susan, there are real mountains in England, however this was take in Snowdonia, which is a national park in Wales

    Real mountains in the UK?? Those tiny hills????

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilT0s View Post
    Real mountains in the UK?? Those tiny hills????
    In fact, the most distant mountain on my photo is Snowdon, Wales's highest 'mountain' at 1,085m tall!

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    Oops! I should have stayed safe and said UK! Sorry about that...

    Quote Originally Posted by RockNGoalStar View Post
    Thanks Miltos and Susan.

    Susan, there are real mountains in England, however this was take in Snowdonia, which is a national park in Wales

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    Quote Originally Posted by pasusan View Post
    Oops! I should have stayed safe and said UK! Sorry about that...
    No probs Susan
    Last edited by RockNGoalStar; 17th March 2013 at 09:45 PM.

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    What you say Tommy about the UK is correct & yes our cousins for across the pond do think of our vista as small rolling hills. I have been extremely fortunate to travel to many exciting regions and see some wonderful places. BUT upon my return to the UK I know why I like coming home...... We have some of the best coastal regions, mountains, moorland, lakes, gardens & wildlife in the world, albeit a bit smaller than other countries, nonetheless absolutely fantastic, unfortunately some of us do not see what we have. I love the UK........

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    Wow Tommy this photo is breath taking. I am stunned by the beauty of the clouds and how the lighting makes everything look just...perfect. Keep up the awesome work!
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