One of my favorite locations in the UK "North Wales" and only 80 Miles from my home Village. Snowdonia is the highest mountain in Wales 3,560 ft (1,085 m) and amongst the tallest in the UK. On this day I was accompanied by my family, our goal for the day was to head up to the top via train but unfortunately the train service was fully booked for the next 4 days, maybe next time. Instead we decided to walk part of the Miners Track up untill lake Llyn Llydaw our final destination - beyond this point carrying a 3 year can be a bit of a challenge.
From the lower end of Llyn Llydaw I was able to capture some amazing shot's of both the lake and the peak of Snowdon. For this particular shot I waited for the sun to disappear and partly reappear from behind a cloud just enough to remove direct sun light from snowdon peak "see note" and light up the smaller mountain to the right of the frame.
My camera mounted on a tripod, I composed the shot in manual mode using Live View. To balance the light I used a Lee 0.9 3 Stop Soft Graduated filter - slowly dropping the filter in to it's holder untill I was satisfied I had the light balanced between foreground and background. Prior to using lee filters I was using Cokin, I'm gob smacked by the quality of lee filters and with zero colour cast!
5D mark II - Canon EF 17-40 F/4 L - Lee Holder - Lee 0.9, 3 Stop Soft Grad - F10 @ 17mm