Taking a selfie is a good 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 pictures of himself amongst nature, utilizing the unspoilt environment as the proper backdrop for some really epic selfies.
Rhyd Ddu in Snowdonia, Wales. Picture by Gareth Owens
A north Wales native, Gareth solely started taking pictures panorama pictures one yr in the past. Travelling to the mountains to camp on common twice per week, his work has progressed rapidly, with the varied and rugged terrain out there throughout Snowdonia proving to be the proper inspiration. “The world is particular as a result of it juxtaposes wild untouched wonders with man’s historic interplay with the unimaginable pure surroundings. From glacial rock formations on the Glyderau vary to the outdated slate mines round Llanberis, there’s a lot selection. The most effective factor is you don’t need to journey far and extensive to seek out it, simply take a better take 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 mountaineering trails and eerie caves to mountain tops below a blanket of stars, Gareth’s photos supply a really hanging view of nature. Whereas the landscapes are distinct and assorted, the photographs virtually at all times embrace an individual, a acutely aware choice that Gareth made. “In a world the place we’re bombarded by photos, together with myself or one other particular person introduces a human facet that grabs the eye. It creates a extra vivid picture than conventional panorama pictures. Viewers can mentally insert themselves into the scene, plus it supplies a way of scale in distinction to the vastness of the mountains and sky,” he mentioned.
A cave at Llyn Crafnant. Picture by Gareth Owens
Sharing his photos on-line, Gareth has obtained constructive suggestions from everywhere in the world, with many individuals asking for native info 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 trying additional afield, and is planning pictures journeys to the Isle of Skye in Scotland, Patagonia, Iceland and the Pyrenees.
Extra of Gareth’s work is accessible on his Instagram account.
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