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Llyn Idwal on a very lucky, special day
© David Dear, Jan 2013
Camera used: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
5*VOTING: number of votes 43
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Stunning conditions; well done.
Jon Read - 23/Jan/13
If you want see a bigger version of this you can find it Flickr at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/57521847@N04/8407314481/in/photostream/lightbox/
David Dear - 23/Jan/13
Excellent! (pity it's upside down... :) )
Jim at Work - 23/Jan/13
Another cracker Dave! How do you get the sky to be such a lovely azure blue, but keep the snow shadows on the purple side?
wee jamie - 23/Jan/13
Hi Jamie, glad you like these, it's seem to have been so long since a decent day in the hills! This one was not forecast, so it was a nice surprise. As far as colour goes, I think it might be partly to do with the larger sensor of the 5D being able to make more subtle gradations within a colour band. I don't use any filter on the camera apart from clear glass for protection.
I find the Graduated Filter in Camera Raw is really useful as well as changing saturation levels for shadows and highlights.
David Dear - 23/Jan/13
Thanks for the info. It's radiant like slide film - I shall refer back to these colours when I'm tweaking my shots!
wee jamie - 23/Jan/13
Lovely image David!
dek - 24/Jan/13
That lovely sky & reflection makes the image Dave. Excellent!
Sean Kelly - 24/Jan/13
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKH Photos - 27/Jan/13
Beautiful Dave - days like that are always worth waiting for
The Watch of Barrisdale - 28/Jan/13
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