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Caernarfon Harbour Panorama #2

Boats moored in Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, North Wales at sunset

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The sun was close to setting on a clear and cold winter's afternoon as my wife Liz and I arrived at Caernarfon's Victoria Dock on the North Wales coast.

We'd been for a stunning drive around the Snowdonia National Park and had called in at Caernarfon on the way home for a bite to eat at the Galeri Café, on the waterfront right next to the moored boats.

Well I have to say it took us a while to make it to the café, as the light was just amazing and I couldn't just walk past such a beautiful scene without taking a photo or ten!

This particular view is a stitched panoramic collage, taking in almost all of Victoria Dock and emphasising the contrast between the warmth of direct sunlight on the buildings and boats in the distance set against the cool blue tones of twilight in the foreground shadows.

Just a couple of minutes later and the sun had dipped below the horizon, taking that lovely warm light with it for anorther day.

Well worth holding up tea for a few minutes to capture such loveliness.

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Filename - caernarfon harbour panorama 02

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1 sec @ f8, ISO100

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

Location - Victoria Dock, Caernarfon, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Panoramic collage created from a series of overlapping frames taken using a tripod, remote release and mirror lockup to prevent camera movement with long exposures.