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Church Bay Dusk #3

Rock in the sea at dusk at Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales

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The story behind this image

Early spring on the North Wales coast, and on the beach at the west facing Church Bay on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey the sun has just set over the Irish Sea, setting the horizon ablaze with warm orange light.

In contrast the sea, already in shadow, is reflecting the cool blue tones of twilight as the sky above imperceptibly inches towards night.

The incoming tide is swirling around one of the dramatic rocks that puncutate this stretch of the coast, adding a pool of inky blackness to the already subdued light.

Time for a photo then, with a long exposure to render the wavelets breaking around the rock into a misty blur, a constrast of movement and stillness that somehow mirrors the changing light in the heavens above.

I love photographing the coast of Anglesey, it's like an old friend, never changing, but never the same twice, as light, tide and weather play out their temporal dance against the timeless shore.

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Image data

Filename - church bay dusk 03.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 73mm

Exposure - 30 secs, f16, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance brightness levels across the frame.

Location - Church Bay, Anglesey

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Processing - Adobe Lightroom CC

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