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Llandudno West Shore #13

The moon and gently lit clouds over Llandudno West Shore on the North Wales coast at twilight

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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.

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Image data

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