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Menai Straits Bridge #4

Menai Straits and suspension bridge between Anglesey and North Wales

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A glorious summer's day spent exploring the beautiful coastal scenery on the Isle of Anglesey culminated for my wife Liz and myself having a picnic overlooking the iconic Thomas Telford suspension bridge over the Menai Straits between Anglesey and the North Wales coast.

With the sun sinking towards the western horizon behind us, and broken cumulus clouds casting a patchwork of sunlight and shadow on the Snowdonia mountains in the background, the scene was set to capture some great images of this wonderful view.

Photography shouldn't be this easy, munching on a slice of pizza while pressing a remote release just a metre or so from our parked car!

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Filename - menai straits bridge 04

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm

Exposure - 1/160 sec @ f8, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky relative to the landscape.

Location - Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

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