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Menai Straits #3

Menai Straits, Anglesey, at sunset with moon over the North Wales coast

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The story behind this image

One of the most beautiful and varied stretches of water in the world, this is part of the Menai Straits, running between the Isle of Anglesey and the North Wales mainland.

My wife Liz and I often come to this spot near the Anglesey Sea Zoo around sunset, to watch night fall over the waters of the Straits and the mountains of Snowdonia beyond.

There's also a dramatic tide running through the Straits so the view of the shoreline is constantly changing, and I especially enjoy filming time lapse videos here as the old, decayed concrete and wooden jetty shown in this image gets covered and revealed as the sea level rises and falls.

This particular image is a particular favourite of mine, capturing as it does some of the beauty and mystery of this enigmatic landscape as the moon hangs over the mountains and the last rays of the setting sun kiss the high peaks.

Where else on earth can you experience such 'rightness'?

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Image data

Filename - menai straits 03.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 55mm

Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the brighness of the sky and foreground.

Location - Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Tripod, mirror lockup and remote shutter release used to prevent camera movement.