Back in 2006 I took my eldest son and two of his friends on a camping and hiking holiday in Snowdonia, North Wales. On this particular day I decided to hike them to the top of a mountain and the nearest one happened to be Mount Snowdon. I have been to the summit of Mount Snowdon two or three times in the past so I knew my way and the weather was fine with unlimited visibility. There is also a rack and pinion railway that stations at a cafe on the summit. It usually takes three or four hours to hike the ascent.
The ascent path..JPG The view is amazing! Perfect mountain weather!
The path and the railway.JPG This is the finest weather I have ever seen on this mountain!
Snowdon mountain railway.JPG The trains are diesel these days but used to be steam powered
Snowdon mountain railway (1).JPG Hike up and ride down or vice versa.
Mount Snowdon.JPG This is the view from the summit. The cafe is behind me in this shot. We hiked up and down!
Mountain view.JPG Unbelievable view.
This is the view to the west out of my front window as the sun came up this morning (taken THROUGH the window and zoomed in, so not as sharp as it was beautiful IRL).
Sunbreaks in our winter gray sky are unusual, and I thought this might be as close as I'll get to the 'highlights and shadows' challenge:
A few scenics
Previous post feedback encouraged moving the horizon line away from the middle of the frame; Good advice, but it seems I have done this here a few times as well. Gotta watch that.
Please pick them apart at random as you see fit.
Off window and water
Catching up with the earlier showing of shots from 30,000, here is one from last November. You can still get a nice reflection. Eastern Utah
This last one is from a show at Disney's MGM. Jafar The light on the bottom is a projector. The image noise is from water. They shoot water about 20ft into the air to use it as a projection screen.
Close-up Tower Here are some distance shots from the drive in to the park. Tower 2 , Tower 3 , Tower 4. Wouldn't it be great to get a shot from the top?
Mount St. Helens
Honey, I'm Hoooome!
Got back last night after a little 3356 Mile Drive through the Pac No. West. WOW is this a Great part of America, Or as the people who live there say. This Place Sucks, do not Move Here:) But I saw so many spectacular sights I was overwhelmed as was my Hard-drive with 1400 Photos and 14GB of file space!
This was my 1st truly Photographic Vacation. As far as that part went, it was a little bit of a Disappointment. Either, the weather was bad or the time of day was wrong or someone needed to make dinner reservations.... well you know how it is when you are not alone to photograph and why Pro's can get better shots cause they can sit in a spot for a week till the shot is just right. Traveling with someone you don't have that luxury... well also the other thing in I'm just not that good so even when opportunity knocked, I didn't get the shot I wanted.. you know.. That perfect shot of a lifetime.
So I will be posting some vacation shots other than what you have seen already. As much as my Dell 700M preformed a myriad of tasks, Downloading Pix, GPS Navigation, E-mail, internet Etc. Editing is not it's forte with a 12.1" Screen. So Now I will go through them all and pick 5 to 10 good shots to post of my 12 Days.
Here are a couple goofy ones till I get the better ones ready.
Good to be home (Home and Here)