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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Snowdon by AndrewBriggs
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May 4th, 2011

Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales. This was taken from the Pyg Track route to the summit.

Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM, Adobe Lightroom.


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Posted By: QuaffAPint
about 11 years ago
Quite impressive! I REALLY feel the height on this one. It almost doesn't seem real. Love the foreboding colors.

Sorry, I just don't see anything to improve for my tastes.
Posted By: Daddy_Gemini
about 11 years ago
@QuaffAPint - It IS very surreal looking isn't it. You really captured so much mountain, sky and detail. It almost looks like it was taken from a helicopter since the camera is slightly pointed down. Such distance is seen here but absolutely no loss of sharpness and contrast through atmospheric diffusion. The sun reflection from such a high altitude adds to the surreality of it all. I just can't believe how much of this scene you captured. Was it stitched together from separate photos? Actually I would like to know any more about your process for this shot that you're willing to divulge. Love it thanks AndrewBriggs! =)
Posted By: maniacbluez
about 11 years ago
Well, i like the motive, the colors! and in addition to that the contrast between the water and the vegetation on the mountain!

I would prefer to use a even more wide-angled lens or a panorama shot to capture the depth of this motive. Additionally I don't like the (for me) over-processed sky and the afterwards added sharpness (I assume you added sharpness afterwards ;))
Posted By: AndrewBriggs
about 10 years, 11 months ago
Thanks for the comments guys!

@Daddy_Gemini - It was actually taken from across a valley, so you're not far off with the helicopter! :) It is just a single shot, 17mm lens on a Canon 40D. This shot did need a fair bit of post processing, I'll try and do a full detailed explanation for you - I'll post a link here when it's up.

@maniacbluez - I think you're right, a wider lens would have been nice to get some foreground in and emphasised the depth of the scene. There was quite a lot of post processing here, particularly with the sky! I can get a bit carried away with Lightroom :)

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