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Llandudno West Shore Panorama #3

Panoramic image of the seafront at Llandudno West Shore, looking towards the shore from out on the beach

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The story behind this image

A summer's evening with a low tide on the North Wales coast and my wife Liz and I were enjoying a stroll along the seashore at one of our favourite spots, the West Shore at Llandudno.

The West Shore comprises a vast area of flat sand which is uncovered at low tide, so I took advantage of the unusual viewpoint and took my camera and tripod as far out as I could go, in order to shoot this panoramic collage of the Great Orme, the West Shore promenade, the Conwy Estuary and the headlands of Penmaenmawr and Llanfairfechan.

This view takes in nearly the full 360°, and took 41 individual overlapping frames to complete.

But I nearly came a cropper, as I misjudged the speed of the now incoming tide and finished the set of exposures with the sea lapping over my boots (waterproof I'm glad to say!).

If you look at the two ends of the panorama you can see just how far the tide had advanced from the start of the shoot on the right hand side of the image, to the end of the shoot on the left hand side of the image.

Still, I learnt from my close encounter, and sought out some high ground on a nearby breakwater from where I shot a few hundred more still images to make my Llandudno Tide Time Lapse #1 video.

So all in all, our gentle stroll turned into quite a productive evening!

Image data

Filename - llandudno west shore panorama 03.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 55mm

Exposure - 1/125 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the exposure between sky and land.

Location - Llandudno West Shore, North Wales

This image - 1200x127px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom and PhotoShop CC

Comments - Panoramic image made by stitching multiple exposures