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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'?
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.
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