OS Wallpaper: January 2019

Frozen Snowdon by David Griffiths

Taken from the viewpoint on the A498 near the Pen Y Gwryd Hotel by David Griffiths, the low light angle and snow-covered rocky slopes of Snowdon create an image that looks almost like a fractal graphic, and is a great image for a chilly January.

This photo is of the Nany Gwynant Snowdon Horseshoe from the viewpoint on the A498 near the Pen Y Gwryd Hotel. David was driving home from a January 2018 photo-walk on the Snowdon Watkin Path. The conditions and light caught his eye so he pulled over and the low winter sun and cloud cover were just perfect for a shot from that angle. It was taken with a Nikon D5500 with a standard 18-140mm kit lens used at 80mm. It was taken handheld in Aperture Priority at f/8.0 and ISO 400, giving a shutter speed of 1/1250sec. A fast shutter was essential to avoid camera shake.

David is a keen amateur landscape photographer with a thriving You Tube channel. His channel is about the fabulous landscape photography locations on his doorstep on Anglesey the mainland, including Snowdonia and the North West Wales coast. He focuses on when, where and how to get some great photographs, and along the way shares inside information on how to find some 'off the beaten track' locations where solitude and scenery really come together. The vlog for this this trip is available here.


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