GROUP PHOTO WORKSHOP:
IN THE ERYRI MOUNTAINS
Sunday 23rd April 2023
7 hours – from 11:00 to 18:00
We’re visiting the upland valley of Rhyd Ddu, in Snowdonia, between Caernarfon and Beddgelert – a great location for landscape photography.
We’ll be starting late(ish) to allow for particpants’ travel to the area and so anyone stopping over from the Saturday workshop can have a leisurely breakfast, or perhaps pop out for a sunrise shoot beforehand!
Whilst this location can be very good for sunsets, I’m conscious that some participants need to get away in good time for travelling home and so we’ll formally finish up earlier than the Saturday workshop, but of course there’s nothing to stop anyone hanging around if the light looks interesting. Sunset is around 20:30, but the sun will be down behind the mountains at least an hour or so before this time.
I like to bring photographers to this location because it affords easy parking to meet up, and gives 360° views around some great ridge-lines, peaks, lakes and forests. It’s a great combination of all manner of mountain subjects within easy walking. Just half an hour in any direction from the car park can give us elevated views, allowing us to take advantage of whatever the conditions are doing in terms of light direction, weather etc. It’s a great place to act as an introduction to mountain photography, whilst still providing enjoyment for more experienced photographers, without difficult hiking to spoil your day. This is a location which can present challenges, but also great rewards to the landscape photographer in any light and weather conditions.
Rhyd Ddu Station Pay & Display Car Park
A4085, Beddgelert, LL54 6TN.
Grid Ref: SH 57110 52536
Info and Videos of this location:
Rhyd Ddu Path
Llyn y Dywarchen
Llyn y Gader