Photographer takes spectacular shots amongst the backdrop of Snowdonia
Taking a selfie is an effective way for travellers to rapidly doc a second from any journey. However for photographer Gareth Owens, placing himself within the image goes past the typical on a regular basis snap. Travelling throughout the rugged area of Snowdonia in Wales, the outside fanatic takes breath-taking photographs of himself amongst nature, utilizing the unspoilt environment as the right backdrop for some actually epic selfies.
Rhyd Ddu in Snowdonia, Wales. Picture by Gareth Owens
A north Wales native, Gareth solely started capturing panorama images one 12 months in the past. Travelling to the mountains to camp on common twice per week, his work has progressed rapidly, with the various and rugged terrain obtainable throughout Snowdonia proving to be the right inspiration. “The realm is particular as a result of it juxtaposes wild untouched wonders with man’s historic interplay with the unimaginable pure atmosphere. From glacial rock formations on the Glyderau vary to the outdated slate mines round Llanberis, there’s a lot selection. The perfect factor is you don’t should journey far and large to seek out it, simply take a better have a look at what’s below your nostril,” Gareth instructed Lonely Planet Journey Information.
A picture taken at Llyn Llagi in Snowdonia. Picture by Gareth Owens
From scenes of winding climbing trails and eerie caves to mountain tops below a blanket of stars, Gareth’s photos provide a really putting view of nature. Whereas the landscapes are distinct and assorted, the pictures nearly all the time embrace an individual, a acutely aware resolution that Gareth made. “In a world the place we’re bombarded by photos, together with myself or one other particular person introduces a human side that grabs the eye. It creates a extra vivid picture than conventional panorama images. Viewers can mentally insert themselves into the scene, plus it offers a way of scale in distinction to the vastness of the mountains and sky,” he stated.
A cave at Llyn Crafnant. Picture by Gareth Owens
Sharing his photos on-line, Gareth has obtained constructive suggestions from all around the world, with many individuals asking for native data and recommendation on visiting Snowdonia. “Individuals have instructed me the images have impressed them to have their very own adventures right here, which makes the evening climbs and snow camps price it!”.
Dinorwic Slate Quarry in Wales. Picture by Gareth Owens
Gareth has additionally began wanting additional afield, and is planning images journeys to the Isle of Skye in Scotland, Patagonia, Iceland and the Pyrenees.
Extra of Gareth’s work is out there on his Instagram account.
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