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The gorgeous Menai Straits, that otherworldly stretch of narrow sea that seperates the Isle of Anglesey from the North Wales coast and provides so much for the senses to enjoy.
This is one of my wife Liz's and my favourite places to come after a day spent exploring the island, and we're often to be found parked up in a layby next to the Anglesey Sea Zoo overlooking the Straits as the sun sets.
It's especially wonderful here in winter, as the sun sets to the southwest which, from my vantage point at the end of an old wooden jetty (low tide access only), means that the sun sets into the gap between the North Wales coast and Anglesey itself.
Which is why I stood in the cold for a couple of hours at the end of the jetty, with wet feet having had to paddle through the ebbing tide to get to my chosen viewpoint, watching and photographing as the most amazing sunset and dusk unfolded in the sky above and was reflected in the still waters in front of me.
I took over a thousand images that evening, in order to create my Menai Straits Dusk Timelapse #1 video.
This frame is from later on in the shoot, with a new crescent moon dropping down through the twilight coloured sky, all reflecting in the calm waters of the Strait on an evening when the world seemed to be holding its breath, waiting for the coming of night.
Filename - menai straits dusk 01
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 45mm
Exposure - 1/8 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.
Location - Menai Straits, Caernarfon, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - This image is one of hundreds taken to create my Menai Straits Dusk Timelapse #1 video.
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