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Tower on the Lake by Isquiesque Tower on the Lake by Isquiesque
Lake Vyrnwy (Llyn Efyrnwy is Welsh) is nestled in the southern Berwyn Mountains near Snowdonia National Park. Constructed in 1889, the reservoir provides water to the city of Liverpool, seventy miles distant. This tower is where the journey begins; here, water is filtered of debris before traveling the aqueduct.

The area is now designated as a nature preserve. Gorgeous, gorgeous place to spend an afternoon.
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youliedanyway Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
you're right. I would like this. It's like a mini-Hogwarts. hehe. :+fav:
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Isquiesque Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
It's probably the most aesthetically-pleasing dam I've ever seen - I have a couple more images of this place that I never got 'round to posting. Guess that's something to keep in mind for a future deviation...

Glad you like it. :)
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youliedanyway Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
hehe of course. and it is the most aesthetically-pleasing dam ever!
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Hoodi-Ansari Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005   Photographer
I've been there! :D

Truly a beautiful spot, captured very well here, I feel.

I like the way the woodland is nice & varied ~ It's all too easy to be continually looking at pine plantations.
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Isquiesque Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the compliment!

It's an incredible spot, yes. I was pleased to visit, though sad that I had only half an hour at most to capture the area from a variety of angles. I'm thinking of posting one of the dam itself, which is just a marvel of Victorian architecture, so beautifully set against the natural backdrop.

I'll definitely have to go back and play some more in this spot. Tons of photographic opportunities.
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olethros Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005
The colours are beautiful, and again you show a real eye for framing.

I find overcast days easier to work with, I must say. Full sunlight always makes things too harsh. OTOH, things might be different further north.
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Isquiesque Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for all the compliments this evening... you're too kind.

It may be tomorrow night before I get to peruse your site much (though I'll try), but I'm replying to comments in between getting ready for work tomorrow.
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AndrewRevels Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005   Photographer
the composition on this picture is great, but there is one thing killing it:

the sky aka lack of clouds (do you use a polarizer?)

i understand you metered off the dark subject, which in turn erased the sky

(or it could have just been really overcast)

either way, excellent capture
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Isquiesque Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Originally there was more sky, but I cropped it out for the very reason you've pointed out - that it's sort of... just... there. Or not there. At any rate, I instead cropped it so that it appeared equal in height (at least on the right hand side of the image) to the water, so that the two sort of frame the landscape from above and below.

The answer is (B) it was actually pretty overcast that day. I actually worked with the image a bit to try to bring out the sky a bit more (and now, looking at it again, I may have actually overdone it, but the truth is there wasn't much to work with and I think I'd be doomed no matter what I did).

I would love to say I'll go back another day and try again (that reservoir is *such* a rich area for landscape/architecture photography), and I probably will go back, but alas, it's in Wales, which means it's probably going to be overcast, oh, 99% of the time*!

Got any tips on working with the sky on overcast days? I live in southeastern Alaska, and my fiance's from England (near the Welsh border), so I'm afraid the two regions in which I spend the most time taking photographs are habitually overcast.

Thank you so very much, by the way, for taking the time to comment.

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*Okay, maybe not quite that often, but you get my point.
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AndrewRevels Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005   Photographer
the composition on this picture is great, but there is one thing killing it:

the sky aka lack of clouds (do you use a polarizer?)

i understand you metered off the dark subject, which in turn erased the sky

(or it could have just been really overcast)

either way, excellent capture
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