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Flint castle at sunset on the North Wales coast #6

Flint castle at sunset on the North Wales coast

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The coast of North Wales is punctuated by a string of medieval castles built by King Edward 1st in order to control the rebellious welsh.

The most northerly of these castles was built on the coast at Flint, and its substantial ruins now dominate the tidal mudflats of the river Dee estaury.

My wife Liz and I had just returned from a walk along the side of the Dee, following the Wales coastal path, and had arrived back at the castle car park just a few minutes before sunset.

With high altitude wispy cirrus clouds drifting over the castle, catching the last light of the day, it was too good an opportunity to pass by.

So it was out with the camera and tripod to capture the few hundred still images needed to create my Flint Castle Timelapse #1 video as the natural light of day slowly faded from the scene.

This still image is one of those taken for the time lapse, with the light at its best.

What a lovely way to end a cracking day exploring the beautiful scenery and turbulent history of the North Wales borders and coast.

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Filename - flint castle 06

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/15 sec @ f/4, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Location - Flint, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - This image is one of hundreds captured to create my Flint Castle Timelapse #1 video.