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Menai Straits Bridge #5

Thomas Telford's iconic suspension bridge over the Menai Straits, North Wales, lit by a low afternoon sun with snow capped mountains in the background

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.

On reviewing the files later, I chose this frame to present as a still image, adding to the enjoyment I got from this lovely afternoon and evening.

Image data

Filename - bridge menai straits 05.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 58mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - Neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky.

Location - Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales

This image - 800x450px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC

Comments - Tripod and intervalometer used to prevent camera movement