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Cemaes Bay #2

-->The beach Traeth Mawr at Cemaes Bay, Anglesey, on the North Wales coast

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The Isle of Anglesey, situated just off the North Wales coast, has many, many beautiful coastal views, all accessible via the 125 mile long Anglesey Coastal Path.

I've been visiting Anglesey since I was a teenager, around forty years ago now, and to my mind the places I remember haven't changed at all over that time.

One such spot is the sleepy little seaside fishing village of Cemaes, with its sheltered harbour and old stone buildings.

My wife Liz and I took a day trip around Anglesey, stopping at some of our favourite spots, including Cemaes where we went for a stroll along the seafont and onto the beach.

From looking at the photo you may think that we were there on a lovely sunny summer's day but, in fact, this photo was taken in early January with our eyes streaming in the freezing breeze coming in off the sea.

Wrapped up in every stitch of clothing we had in the car, our stroll didn't last long!

Just long enough to take a few photos and claim that we'd managed to get some exercise!

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Filename - cemaes bay 02.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm

Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f11, ISO200

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Cemaes Bay, Anglesey, North Wales

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image underexposed by one stop to preserve highlights in the clouds. Darker areas subsequently brightened in Adobe Lightroom.