50 days of 50mm #36

After a wonderful few days off exploring the breathtaking scenery of Wales, it’s back to reality with a bump and that feeling that the holiday went far too quickly.

The holiday may have finished but the memories have already commenced, in the form of the few hundred photos that I have taken along the way.

Over the next few days, as I pick out my favourites from my morning walks around Bala Lake and my excursions further afield, I will attempt to share my days away through the medium of images from my trusty 50mm lens.

Today’s images are just a few of my favourites from Monday……



A Welsh excursion

My first time in Wales was back in 2005, at that time, I had just dipped my toe in the waters of the digital photography world, my camera of choice was a Konica Minolta Dynax 5d, if I remember correctly it boasted an 6mp sensor, which in fairness was more than adequate for my needs and knowledge of photography at that time.

It had always been on my wish list to return, finally doing so in the last week of June.

With holidays having been a distant hope for too long, I was determined to make the most of the time I had there, getting a few early morning walks under my belt, while appreciating the time away.

The mornings started cool, ideal for walking, perfect for shots of low cloud around the mountains, there were also some pretty dramatic skies as the sun did its best to break through the clouds.

Just two miles away, Bala Lake was a certain destination for my bucket list, I made it on my final day, arriving at LLangower just after 7am, I had an entire lake to myself!

No words can amply describe the breathtaking beauty of Wales, but a pick of my favourite images may just give an idea of why I will be keen to return.