David Rothwell, United Kingdom
made for the book: One Minute on Earth 2013
These three peaks are from the left and the highest are Moel Hebog 782m, Moel Yr Ogof 655m and Moel Lefn 638m. These three mountains make up some of the scenery for the Welsh Highland Railway backdrop, all these photographs were all taken on location in Snowdonia National Park in Wales.
Wales is a very mountainous country and is volcanic in nature to the shores of Ynys Môn may refer to: The Isle of Anglesey in Wales (Ynys Môn being the Welsh name for the isle).
The geology of Wales is complex and varied; its study has been of considerable historical significance in the development of geology as a science. All geological periods from the Cryogenian (late Precambrian) to the Jurassic are represented at outcrop whilst younger sedimentary rocks occur beneath the seas immediately off the Welsh coast. The effects of two mountain-building episodes have left their mark in the faulting and folding of much of the Palaeozoic rock sequence. Superficial deposits and landforms created during the present Quaternary period by water and ice are also plentiful and contribute to a remarkably diverse landscape of mountains, hills and coastal plains.
Imagine travelling on an old steam engine through this majestic scenery. This particular shot was the sole reason I wanted to join this photobook community, the Welsh landscape has always had a special place in my heart, I have climbed here, and I have walked the many peaks around the country. I wanted to reflect that for the one minute on earth project, so in preparation I visited the western Snowdonia range, around Moel Hebog being the highest peak of these sisters, which are equally spectacular. I had visited the area earlier for the test shoot, and yes much more snow was around then.
So here I was a week later shooting those snow tipped peaks, and for me a sight such as this is always a breath-taking moment that should be captured and kept as a memento of this great landscape known as Earth.
What a captivating moment this one minute on earth really was!
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Copyright : David Rothwell
Taken : April 6 2013 13:00PM
Uploaded : 6 years ago
Category : Landscapes
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