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Llandudno West Shore Sunset #25

Sunbeams at sunset over the sea at Llandudno, North Wales

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The combination of sunset and sea is a hard one to resist, which is why you'll find many, many such images on this website and scattered throughout the internet.

But I have a distinct advantage when it comes to filming and photographing coastal sunsets, in that I live only a forty minute drive or so from the seaside town of Llandudno on the North Wales coast.

Llandudno has the distinct advantage of a west facing beach, giving views of the sunset all year round, so when the weather looks good it's an easy decision for my wife Liz and I to head here of an evening to watch the show.

Being in a zone of rather active weather, a sunset here is usually accompanied by clouds of some sort, which sometimes can prove to be a sunset killer, while at other time can really enhance the drama as the sky lights up with reflected light.

But on this occasion a solitary cloud temporarily covered the sun on its path towards the western horizon, resulting in an outburst of crepuscular rays both above and below the dark mass.

Just a couple of minutes later and cloud had moved on, but that brief moment in time was just wonderful to behold.

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Filename - llandudno west shore sunset 25

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 90mm

Exposure - 1/1000 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky relative to the landscape.

Location - Llandudno West Shore, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure.