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Menai Straits Sunset #6

Sunset over the Menai Straits from Caernarfon on the North Wales coast

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Sunset over the Menai Straits, that crazy stretch of narrow sea that divides the Isle of Anglesey from mainland North Wales and provides such a smorgasbord for the senses.

My wife Liz and I come here often in the evening, to the Aber foreshore road just to the east of Caernarfon from where we can watch the lights come on on the famous castle, or, if the fancy takes us, watch the sunset over the coast of Anglesey on the other side of the Menai Straits.

On this particular occasion it was the sunset that appealed most, with high clouds diffusing and spreading the sunlight across the sky.

I was so taken with this effect that I shot hundreds of still images as the sun went down in order to create my Menai Straits Sunset Timelapse #3 video.

This frame show the scene later on in the shoot, just after sunset and with those wonderful clouds glowing in the warm colours of twilight.

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Filename - menai straits sunset 06

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 55mm

Exposure - 1/125 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 Sunset Timelapse #3 video.