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A beautiful late winter's day and the golden afternoon light is bathing the Menai Straits in a warm glow, while the snow capped peaks of Snowdonia form an impressive backdrop to this iconic North Wales scene.
The section of the Menai Straits shown here in this panoramic collage are known as the Swellies, with a fearsome tidal rip and underwater rocks that make this stretch of water one of the most hazardous navigable passages in the world. (According to Lord Nelson that is - and he should know what he's talking about!)
But from the viewpoint on the road above all is calm and peaceful as I focus on taking in the view of Thomas Telford's striking suspension bridge, looking as good as it ever does in this amazing setting.
Filename - menai straits bridge 02
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 60mm
Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f8, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the light levels between the sky and land.
Location - Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - Tripod, remote release and mirror lockup used to prevent camera movement.
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