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Llanfairfechan Groynes #6

Decaying groynes on the beach at Llanfairfechan, North Wales

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The North Wales coast is a marvellous place for photography.

With ever changing light, weather, seasons, tide and topography you can visit the same location over and over again and never see it the same way twice.

Which is why you'll often find my wife Liz and I exploring the views along the North Wales coastal path at Llanfairfechan.

Llanfairfechan is a quaint, sleepy seaside town on the North Wales coast that time has apparently forgotten about, and a good thing too!

The path along the shoreline from Llanfairfechan to Bangor takes you past natural wonders such as huge, deserted beaches and salt marsh filled with wild birds.

But not everything along this stretch of coast is natural, as the beaches here are punctuated with dozens of decaying old wooden groynes, remnants of man's attempts to stop longshore drift.

These groynes make for great photographic subjects, standing as stark reminders of the enduring forces of nature in this ever dynamic environment.

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Image data

Filename - llanfairfechan groynes 06.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 70mm

Exposure - 1/125 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Llanfairfechan, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - This image was overexposed slightly to maximise the signal to noise ratio in the shadow areas.