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Llandudno West Shore #22

Llandudno West Shore dunes and Great Orme, North Wales

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A brief break in the damp, grey November weather was all the excuse my wife Liz and I needed to get out of the house for some much needed exercise and fresh air.

And with the North Wales coast just a short drive away it was a no brainer to head westwards along the A55 for a walk by the seaside at the premier resort of Llandudno.

Llandudno has a unique layout, with both north facing and west facing shores.

The North Shore is where all the tourist attractions are, whereas the West Shore is much quieter and less developed.

And seeing as we arrived in the afternoon, it was to the West Shore we went for our walk, in order to benefit from the warmth of the winter sunshine and for a bit of peace and quiet.

At the far end of the West Shore beach, at the base of the limestone monolith of the Great Orme, is an area of sand dunes and marram grass, punctuated by a weatherbeaten wooden slatted fence.

A visually very attractive combination of features, which I was only too happy to photograph in the golden light of the low angled sun.

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Filename - llandudno west shore 22

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f11, ISO400

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.

Location - Llandudno West Shore, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Raised ISO to allow handheld exposure with image stabilisation. Small aperture used for increased depth of field.