Facts about the image, Barmouth Harbour
Barmouth Harbour located on the edge of Snowdonia is used by both yachts and fishing vessels alike and is the very typical rural British seaside harbour town with holiday and tourist facilities dotted along the shore line, its own life boat station from which the life boat is towed by tractor across the beach to launch into the sea. You approach Barmouth unsurprisingly by driving down one of the valleys leading from the mountains of Snowdonia to the sea and follow the river Afon Mawddach the estuary of which forms Barmouth Harbour. There is a railway bridge which crosses the harbour and the railway lines continue to run on elevated trestles for some way which are visible in the image.
This image was created in the white easter of 2013 with snow lingering on the higher ground, the opposite side of Snowdonia facing the English border had seen much more snow that year and was visibly whiter, colder and icier. During this trip I had to wear crampons above about 600m altitude but not in the valleys or in the coastal towns such as Barmouth. To create this image I had to wait until some time before sunset, luckily I did not wait until sunset for although the light improved all the clouds had vanished by sunset and would have left a rather bland sky, sometimes it does pay off not being too patient.