In the distance in Snowdon which is Wales’s highest mountain but in this image it is covered by a layer of morning light a fog which is obstructing the view but nevertheless all the elements have fallen into place. I wanted the foreground to have the wildflowers in and the little cascade of water flowing to the point of focus and the boats which were the main subject which I still wanted in frame all create a path and leading lines to the background.
After we had taken a few photographs of this lake, we were approached by a farmer and his wife and by no fault of our own we had camped on private land and were told to leave as soon as we could. But after a bit of negotiations, they calmed down and everyone was happy and we got the photos we wanted and they happy too when we told them, they could have a print of what we took.
This photo has brought out a very creative side of me. I have added a very dreamy and ethereal feel to the image which is the way I like to portray in my photography. I also would like to make the view as if they were there themselves. So I try to make it surreal but have that real edge to it. This photo was taken with a 5dmkIII with a 16-35mm with a CPL on to cut the light reflecting in the water and give a more real look to it.
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