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View from Cadair Idris | by Helen in Wales
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View from Cadair Idris

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. :)

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Taken on October 6, 2011