Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
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View from Cadair Idris

View from Cadair Idris by Helen in Wales
View from Cadair Idris, a photo by Helen in Wales on Flickr.

40/52 for the group 52 in Twenty Eleven

This week's theme: Landscape

I think this was actually a challenging theme for everyone. Most people live in cities or towns, so they don't have easy access to interesting landscapes. My problem was slightly different -- I live right by some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain, so I felt under some pressure to produce a decent photo.

However... the weather has been poor all week with low cloud and drizzle. This morning, the cloud had lifted -- though not gone away! -- and I took a chance on finding something interesting.

I took 33 shots, most of which I have now deleted because they were blah. I had actually started to descend when I took this. I didn't have all that much time, so there was no way I was making it to the summit, even if I'd felt fit enough to go all the way to the top.

Just for an instant, the sun broke through a gap in the cloud. A moment later, the light had gone again and the tree was lost against the dark hillside, but I had managed to grab the shot, so went home happy. :)

Tags: 52 weeks, photo-a-week, photography
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