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Llanddwyn #10

Watchtower on Llanddwyn Island at sunset, Anglesey, North Wales

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A beautiful summer's evening in late July and where else would I want to be other than on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, on the North Wales coast, watching and photographing as the sun slowly sinks towards the western horizon, just off the tip of the other-worldly Llanddwyn Island.

Right at the end of Llanddwyn Island lies the much photographed watchtower, perched on a volcanic outcropping looking out over the Irish Sea with a small beach just to the side.

And it was on that beach that I plonked my tripod down and settled in to take the hundreds of still images that I needed to create my Llanddwyn Timelapse #1 video that lasted through sunset and on into dusk.

I selected this single image from the middle of the shoot, with the sun just kissing the horizon and the watchtower rendered as a near silhouette against the glowing skies.

Just a wonderful, peaceful place to spend a few hours in contemplation and image making.

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Llanddwyn Timelapse #1

Dusk to Dawn Timelapse #2

Image data

Filename - llanddwyn 10

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 21mm

Exposure - 1/250 sec @ f4, ISO100

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

Location - Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - This image is one of hundreds taken to create my Llanddwyn Timelapse #1 video.