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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 about a quarter of an hour after sunset, with the moon glowing brightly high in the sky and the clouds catching the warmth of the last gasp of the sun's rays from below the horizon.
Filename - llandudno west shore 13.jpg
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure - 1/25 sec, f5.6, ISO400
Filters - Polarising filter used enhance colours. 3 stop neutral density filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.
Location - Llandudno West Shore, North Wales
This image - 533x800px JPEG
Processing - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation
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