My Sunday photo this week is one I think about a lot. During our holiday there in 2011, I made this shot of a valley in Snowdonia. I’m calling it – A Snowdonian Vista.
I remember the day I made it. We were driving around the mountain road, up and down the valleys and taking in all the scenery. This view opened up in front of us and I had to stop the car and get the shot.
I’ve decided to share it with the world again as I don’t think I’ve shared this photo enough. Despite all the great photos I made on our trip to Kos. And despite all the great photos I’ve made in and around North Yorkshire. I do think this is possibly the best landscape shot I’ve yet made.
What surprises me is that I don’t have a print of photo display on any wall in our house. This is something I think I need to rectify. As we’re currently in the process of refreshing our printed displays around the house this would be an ideal time. But do I frame it or go for a canvas? Personally, I prefer frames over canvasses, I never got sucked into the canvas trend. I think this would look fantastic in a large frame with a wide mount as a statement piece.
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D
- Lens: Canon 18-55mm
- Focal length: 18mm
- Shutter speed: 1/400sec
- Aperture: f/11
- ISO: 100
I no longer have this Canon EOS 450D. It was my first digital SLR and I loved it. Using it, along with the kit lens, to create shots like these proves that great photographs are about the hardware that was used to make them.
Some more reading
While you are here I’d be chuffed if you’d take a look at some of my other posts from this week.
- Maths – They Didn’t Teach Like That In My Day (Part 1)
- 3 Classic TV Programmes Every Parent Should Show Their Kids
- They Shall Grow Not Old
- My Photo Friday – A New Photo Linkup
- The Last Post
- My Photo Friday Linky 1
- 17 and Desperate to Drive: How to Encourage Your Teen to Drive Safely
- Running in the Dark
Thanks for reading.
10 thoughts on “A Snowdonian Vista”
Very impressive vista. I love the contrast between the greens and blues and the image’s focus. Glad you shared it again!
Thanks. The issue with modern day photography is that we create so much that we often don’t take time to look back at what we’ve previously created. Our framing project has allowed me to do that.
This is somewhere I really want to go. It on my bucket list for next year. Brilliant image mate.
Cheers. We’ve wanted to go back for the past 7 years!! We will, we will get back there. 2019 is looking like we won’t get on holiday, but I am determined to get us into a cottage somewhere and I think Snowdonia will be it.
This is the only time we’ve been and been meaning to go back ever since! Thanks for checking it out.
Beautiful photograph Dave
Cheers, it’s one I can’t wait to be staring at in its frame on the wall!
Hi Dave, this is a photo worthy of resharing. It would be interesting to see the image recreated to see how the view may have changed.
Oh I’d have to find it first. I know we were on the hill roads around the mountain but aside from that I’ve know idea!
Cheers Darren. Yes, it sure is and we shall at some point be back.