I took this photograph close to sunset on a bitterly cold mid February day in 2018, from a vantage point close to the village of Nebo in the Snowdonia National Park. It’s a fantastic place that affords panoramic views across Conwy valley to Moel Siabod and the Carneddau Mountain Range.
The weather front captured above the mountains had moved in really quickly from the south and suggested that more wintry weather was on its way, coupled with the fact that there was no more than 30 minutes of decent light left, I set up using a sturdy tripod to counteract the rising wind and chose Moel Siabod as the main subject as it looked so striking in the moody drama that was playing out before me. I decided on black and white processing even before I made the shot because I thought that it would best accentuate the moodiness of the setting.
Moel Siabod is one the smaller mountains standing at an elevation of 872 metres at its highest peak. Yet it is one of my favourite mountains to photograph because it really catches the eye as its uniqueness comes from its individuality to the other taller peaks, as it stands alone from the Glyderau and Carneddau mountain ranges, which allows it to dominate the view from across the