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A chilly afternoon in November, and my wife Liz and I were out braving the cold breeze with a bracing and fast paced walk along the North Shore promenade at Llandudno on the North Wales coast.
Having been stuck indoors for seemingly an age due to dismal weather we were definitely suffering from cabin fever, so this short break when a ridge of high pressure briefly settled over North Wales was not to be missed.
I was also suffering from photographic withdrawl symptoms, and badly in need of a fix, so despite the cold I stopped every few yards to shoot a series of images as we strode along.
The overall shape of the promenade lent itself very nicely to the panoramic image format, with lines of steps, shingle and sea all providing strong leading lines pointing towards the Great Orme headland at the far end of Llandudno Bay.
So I shot a series of overlapping frames, taking in a large section of promenade while crouching low to emphasise the leading lines, with a subsequent blend in Adobe Lightroom to creat the finished composition.
Filename - llandudno north shore panorama 03
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 55mm
Exposure - 1/125 sec @ f8, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky relative to the landscape.
Location - Llandudno, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Panoramic collage created from a series of overlapping exposures.
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