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Church Bay Beach #9

Rocks and cliffs reflecting in a tidal pool on the beach at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales

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The golden light of the evening sun was splashing over the ochre cliffs at Church Bay on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey as my wife Liz and I picked our way across the rock strewn beach towards the shoreline to dip our toes briefly in the chilly waters of the Irish Sea.

The outgoing tide had left a playground of rock pools on the undulating sands, and the still waters were catching reflections of the sunlit rocks like a mirror.

Time to stop heading seawards then and unlimber the camera to capture this fleeting moment of beauty before the sun sinks into the usual bank of haze along the western horizon.

Church Bay, and indeed the whole of the Anglesey coast is just a sensory delight, and I'll never get tired of wandering the shoreline and cliffs soaking in the astonishing beauty to be found here.

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Image data

Filename - church bay beach 09.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 80mm

Exposure - 1/3 sec, f16, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance exposure across the frame.

Location - Church Bay, Anglesey

This image - 533x800px JPEG

Processing - Adobe Lightroom CC

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