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Sunset at Moel Famau in the Clwydian Range, North Wales

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In northeast Wales where I live clear skies at sunset are a rarity, and clear skies with flat calm conditions are even more hard to find.

So when these two weather phenomena combined over the easter weekend of 2019 my wife Liz and I took full advantage with a 15 minute drive up to our local hill, Moel Famau on the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to watch the sunset.

But of course, I wasn't going to just watch the show, and I quickly had my camera set up at a vantage point that allowed me to catch the sun setting behind the slope of the mountain, lighting up the wispy clouds with a firey red blaze as it fell out of sight.

This image is just one of a few hundred that I shot that evening in order to make my Moel Famau Sunset Timelapse #3 time lapse video, and I chose it as a single image because of the position of the sun relative to the slope of Moel Famau.

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Image data

Filename - moel famau sunset 03

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 100-400mm zoom @ 400mm

Exposure - 1/500 sec @ f5.6, ISO100

Filters - None.

Location - Moel Famau, Clwydian Range, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - this image chosen from hundreds taken while making a time lapse video of the sunset.