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10.30pm on a summer's eve in late June and it never really gets dark up here in North Wales at this time of year.
So I take full advantage of the light evenings to get out and about, photographing beautiful scenery against colourful twilight skies.
You might not think the industrial landscape of the Dee estuary as it flows past the old British steel works, on under the QE2 suspension bridge and then skirts the Connah's Quay power station qualifies as beautiful scenery - but I beg to differ!
On a miserable grey day then yes, this scene is pretty unappealing, but set against the glowing orange and blue sky, rendering those industrial structures as dramatic silhouettes, the whole dynamic of the image changes to one of mystery and wonder as day fades to night.
Add in some gorgeous reflections in the still waters of the river Dee on a windless evening and what would otherwise be an ugly industrial view turns into a view well worthy of a few photographs.
Filename - deeside 03.jpg
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 85mm
Exposure - 30 secs @ f16, ISO100
Filters - Two stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky.
Location - Dee Estuary, Deeside, North Wales
This image - 800x533px JPEG
Conversion - Adobe Lightroom.
Comments - Tripod, mirror lockup and cable release used to prevent camera movement.
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