Llynnau Mymbyr

Suffering for one's art as a landscape photographer is easy. Just expose yourself to clouds of midges on a calm, warm and humid morning! Being eaten alive on this beautiful June morning in Snowdonia left me feeling suitably artistic. How can a creature so small as to be barely visible inflict irritation on such an extreme scale? I admire the midge. Despite 54 years of perfecting my own irritation skills, the humble midge leaves me in awe.

Rangefinder magazine in the US are preparing a feature about me and my landscape work and this image of Llynnau Mymbyr in Snowdonia is being used as a header to the article. A significant percentage of my sales come from overseas, including America, so I am both flattered and grateful to Rangefinder for the exposure that has been given to me. I only wish the clouds of midges had evaporated as rapidly as the mist on the lake did at sunrise!

Fuji GX617
RVP 50 (25asa equivalent with centre nd grad).


Colin Griffiths said…
Congratulations! That's a refreshingly different image of an oft photographed view. Have you read Thomas Firbank's book "I bought a mountain"? A Canadian, he bought a farm on the hillside next to the road, integrated himself into the Welsh community, and his wife Esme (a Welsh girl from Beddgelert) ran a teashop on the side of the lake. He "invented" the race over the 3000ft tops along with his Welsh farm workers.
LotC said…
Hi Colin,
Thanks for your comments. I have not read Firbank's book, but I am aware of the story. I will have to put that right by getting hold of his book and reading it.
Andy Howell said…
If you love Snowdonia it is worth reading the book. I think about it everytime I take the road from Capel to Beddgelert.

As for the midges, well, is it just me or are there more and more in Snowdonia these days?
Anonymous said…
Congratulations on the feature. I also love the picture. You do beautiful work.
LotC said…
Andy, I think they are increasing their range.

Kristine, thank you!