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Deganwy Yacht #1

Yacht sailing on the Conwy estuary at Deganwy on the North Wales coast

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High summer on the North Wales coast, and even at 9pm the warm sun is bathing the landscape in a golden glow.

From the promenade at Deganwy my wife Liz and I are relaxing on a bench by the seaside, watching as small yachts and dinghies tack across the estuary of the river Conwy in the light evening breeze.

All of a sudden the yacht in this image swings around in front of us, its mainsail snapping taut while simultaneously catching the dying rays of the setting sun.

A quick raise of the camera to my eye and I have just enough time to take a couple of photos before the boat turns again and that lovely arrangement of shape and light is lost forever.

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Filename - deganwy yacht 01

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 96mm

Exposure - 1/125 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Deganwy, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image underexposed slightly to preserve highlights.