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Menai Straits Bridge #4

Thomas Telford's iconic suspension bridge over the Menai Straits, North Wales, at dusk

The story behind this image

With the first snowfall of winter gracing the high peaks of Snowdonia, Liz and I spent a day in early December driving round and photographing in this visual wonderland.

As the day drew to a close we headed over the Menai Straits onto the Isle of Anglesey to watch the sunset and dusk overlooking Thomas Telford's iconic suspension bridge.

With snow capped mountains in the background and evening clouds boiling over the peaks I was in the perfect spot to shoot hundreds of still images for a time lapse video showing the onset of night over the Straits.

After finishing the shoot for the time lapse video I just couldn't tear myself away without one last photograph, resetting the camera for a long exposure to blur the waters of the Straits and thus enhance the reflection of the illuminated bridge in the waters below.

Image data

Filename - bridge menai straits 04.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm

Exposure - 30 secs @ f5.6, ISO100

Filters - Neutral density graduated filter used to darken the brightly lit bridge.

Location - Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC

Comments - Tripod, mirror lockup and cable release used to prevent camera movement