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Caernarfon Castle #4

Caernarfon Castle at sunset on the North Wales coast, reflecting in the still waters of the harbour

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The story behind this image

A lovely spring day in early April 2017 and my wife Liz and I had spent most of the day exploring and hiking in the wonderful Snowdonia National Park, near our home in North Wales.

As the day drew to a close, we decided to head to the coast at Caernarfon for a bite to eat and to catch the sunset over the magnificent castle, situated right on the coast and fronted by a small natural harbour.

Well, I'm afraid eating had to wait as conditions at the castle were just perfect for a photographic session.

The late afternoon sun was bathing the walls of the castle in a soft warm light, while the high tide, combined with absolutely still conditions, made for a perfect reflection of the castle walls and turrets in the harbour waters, punctuated by the flotilla of small boats moored therein.

This particular image is taken from a series of several hundred that I took during that evening to make my time lapse video of the castle through sunset and on into dusk.

Conditions like this don't come around every day, and I'm very glad we made the decision to head to the coast that particular evening!

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Image data

Filename - castle caernarfon 04.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 20mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density filter used to balance the exposure between the scene and its reflection. Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Caernarfon, North Wales

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - This image taken from hundreds used to create a time lapse video