Facts about the image, Yr Aran
This image was created en-route from Llanbaeris to Barmouth and unusually I choose to shoot with the harder light that is afforded mid morning rather going for it at dawn or at sunset, the main reason for this is that the sun still had a good direction onto the landscape and a very light layer of cloud was diffusing the light sufficiently not to give problems with extreme contrast. Shot from spot inside lake Llyn Gwynant where the water remains shallow a few meters from the shore I thought that by wearing rubber boots I would maintain dry feet, this worked until a gust of wind caused a wave to deposit water inside one of my boots..
There are two boulders protruding above the foreground waves I spent a lot of time adjusting my camera position until I got a composition whereby these boulders were in alignment with Yr Aran (the distant snow covered peak) through this alignment I was able to gain a second led-in line intersecting the fence line and guiding the eye directly to the summit. At 747m Yr Aran is significantly lower than Mount Snowdon, the footpath descending Snowdon heads toward the summit of Yr Aran but turns to the east approximately 250m below it making Yr Aran a truly challenging mountain to climb.