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Sunrise over Puffin Island, Anglesey, North Wales #2

Sunrise over Puffin Island, Anglesey, North Wales

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Puffin Island, just off the southeastern tip of Anglesey on the North Wales coast, is a protected seabird sanctuary and it's wonderful to sit on the rocks near the Penmon Point lighthouse and listen to the cries of the birds echoing across the water on a still summer's morning.

And for a couple of weeks either side of midsummer's day there's an additional treat in store, as the sun rises directly behind Puffin Island, giving some dramatic lighting effects for one's early morning photography sessions.

Mind you, an early start is necessary to catch the 4.45am sunrise, but that just adds to the enjoyment, as there's no-one else there but you and the raucous seabirds!

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Filename - anglesey puffin island 02

Camera - Canon EOS 5D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/2 secs @ f/16, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Location - Penmon Point, Anglesey, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Slow shutter speed used to allow slight blurring of the moving water.