Back in the summer of 2018 I spent a few days shooting for Ernest Journal issue 8, this year’s trip took me to Snowdonia and the surrounding area to cover a few articles, read on to find out more.
Ernest Journal is a bi-annual printed magazine and website which features curious histories, oddities and adventure. I have worked with them many times in the past and you can see some of this work at the links below, I’d also recommend checking out the Ernest Journal website
Our trip took us to slate quarries, abandoned houses and up mountains, lucky the weather on all our trips was perfect for the occasion and apart from a poor choice of jeans and T-shirt up a rainy mountain side the trip went fantastically.
I returned to the Dinorwic slate quarry, which overlooks Snowdonia, hiking up the incline is not for the feint hearted but the views form the top are stunning, especially as we arrived at the top just as the sun was sitting low in the sky, hitting the peaks across the valley from us.
Gear wise I used my Fuji X-H1 [Now my standard camera] having a solid weather-sealed body was great when we went scrambling up a wet mountain, also the IBIS is a great feature to have when the light drops and you need a longer exposure.
We ended up taking 3 trips to this wonderful place, and it’s so thrilling to see my work in the magazine once again and really great to see what is right on my doorstep, mountains and sights that take your breath away.
Here’s to more Ernest adventures in the future!
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