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Proving Ground
Photograph by Vincent J. Musi

Morning fog lifts from a field near Betws-y-Coed in Snowdonia National Park, a popular destination for hikers and mountain climbers. Before Edmund Hillary successfully climbed Mount Everest in 1953, the British members of the team honed their skills and tested their gear on peaks in this park. “They were all working, so they only had weekends, and the nearest place to come was Wales,” says Jane Pullee, whose family owns the Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel, where some of the men stayed. “You can get severe conditions in the mountains here, which was quite useful.”



Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 28mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Foggy
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Available light





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