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Early autumn on the North Wales coast and there's a hint of coolness to the sea air as my wife Liz and I sit watching the light fade as the tide goes out from the Conwy estuary at Deganwy.
A stillness falls over the coast, puncutated only by the mournful cry of a solitary seagull as night draws its blanket over the waters.
In the distance the red beacon of a nagivation buoy shines defiantly as a single point of light against the darkness, a mere pinprick in the surrounding gloom.
Time for just a couple more photos then, before heading home to the warmth and light of our insulated lives.
A long lens compresses the scene, adding a touch of mystery as the landscape is reduced to the barest of elements and colours while a long exposure smooths most of the texture from the ebbing tide.
A beautiful and somewhat melancholy rendition of a scene that's usually seen under very different circumstances.
Filename - conwy estuary night 01
Lens - 100-400mm zoom @ 250mm
Exposure - 30 secs @ f11, ISO100
Filters - None.
Location - Conwy estuary at Deganwy, North Wales coast
Conversion - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Tripod, cable release and mirror lockup used to prevent camera movement.
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