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Conwy Estuary #8

Colourful sky at dusk over the Conwy Estuary on the North Wales coast

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The story behind this image

The area around the town of Conway on the North Wales coast has so much beautiful stuff to see and photograph it's hard sometimes to know where to point your camera!

But on this particular evening in late June 2017 there was no problem in deciding what to photograph while standing on the bridge over the Conwy Estuary, as the sky to the northwest was ablaze with light and colour from the just set sun, turning the horizon a brilliant orange.

The still waters of the estuary below me were reflecting the colours in the sky while, at low tide, the exposed sandbanks puncuated the foreground with lines of inky blackness.

To complete the loveliness were a dozen or so small yachts, moored out near the sea and adding a speckle of extra interest to the scene.

Evenings like this don't come around very often, and I'm glad I was in a position to witness and photograph such a majestic display of God's clockwork in action.

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Image data

Filename - conwy estuary 08.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 67mm

Exposure - 0.6 secs @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Two stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky.

Location - Conwy Estuary, North Wales

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

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