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Llanfairfechan #5

Pebble beach and old iron groynes at Llanfairfechan on the North Wales coast

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The North Wales coast boasts some lovely, quaint seaside towns, of which Llanfairfechan is a prime example.

This sleepy gem has some low-key attractions but has basically remained stuck in time for the past few decades.

Llanfairfechan is one of my Liz's and my favourite spots for a quiet afternoon's stroll along the beach and nature reserve, but I also appreciate this place from a photographic point of view.

There are some lovely old architectural gems to be found along the beach and promenade, like these old cast iron groynes and wooden planks, installed in times gone by in an attempt to stop longshore drift.

I don't know how sucessful the groynes and planks were at protecting the coastline, but they certainly succeed in adding inerest to a composotion.

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Image data

Filename - llanfairfechan 05.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/80 sec @ f8, ISO100

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

Location - Llanfairfechan, North Wales

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.