I set out pretty early yesterday morning with one particular location in mind. This had to be abandoned as the clouds were clinging onto the mountains...again ! Anyway I remembered that I hadn't been up Y Braich opposite Tryfan for a while. This was taken on the way up. Edit....Apologies for the link. I can't seem to get the larger image to work here https://pbase.com/caeclyd/image/174186676
Today was my day off and with the clear sky forecast overnight i thought there was a good chance of some fog. Not sure what happened but none of my spots had fog any and with just a short time before sunrise i thought screw it i'll go Llynnau Mymbyr. i knew there would be a good dusting of snow and with very little wind a chance of some reflections. Honestly i thought the low cloud had blocked all the light as i could see the sky turning pink above it. Then the magic happened, i could see some light starting to hit and just stood watching it develop into a truly great sunrise with the alpine glow. At least i can tick this spot off lol
I initially went to photograph the Stags and saw the mist starting to roll in so headed over to get a good vantage point of the Ruins. I first stood here around a year ago on an Autumn morning so I'd been eyeing this composition for a good while.... all I needed were the right conditions.
The 'ruins' are where Lady Jane Grey, once Queen of England, lived out her childhood. Apparantly the house and gardens are haunted. Lady Jane and her husband were executed in 1553. Her coach is said to trot through the park between the old church and ruins of her former home, pulled by four headless horses.