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Llandudno West Shore #12a

Dramatic clouds over Llandudno West Shore on the North Wales coast at sunset

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The story behind this image

With a seemingly endless sweeping sandy beach at low tide, and the impressive hills and mountains of North Wales on the horizon, the views from the West Shore at Llandudno are amongst the best in Wales.

Add to that a propensity for dramatic weather and stunning sunsets and you've got a recipe for pure visual delight.

Which is why the West Shore at Llandudno is well up there on my wife Liz's and my 'go to' list of places to be in the late afternoon, for a stroll along the shoreline followed by a spot of photography as the suns sets.

Which is how this lovely and dramatic image came to be, as we watched the skies go through a kaleidoscope of changes in the time of transition either side of sunset.

In this case, the image was captured just a few minutes before sunset, with the high clouds catching the last of the direct light.

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Image data

Filename - llandudno west shore 12a.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec, f8, ISO400

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

Location - Llandudno West Shore, North Wales

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Processing - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation