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Porth Dafarch #4

The beautiful Porth Dafarch beach at dusk on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

The story behind this image

This is the beautiful cove of Porth Dafarch, on the Isle of Anglesey, just off the North Wales coast.

With its southwest facing apsect, Porth Dafarch is a wonderful spot to watch a winter's sunset from the warmth of your car, parked conveniently right by the beach.

No such luxury for me though, as I was perched up on the side of the headland to get just the right angle needed to shoot the hundreds of stills required to make my Porth Dafarch Time Lapse #1 video.

Once I'd finished shooting the time lapse, and while there was still some twilight in the sky, I re-adjusted my camera's settings to give me a long 30 second exposure, blurring both the waves and clouds while leaving the rocky foreshore sharply defined.

An absolutely lovely scene, but a bit chilly in the January breeze!

Image data

Filename - porth dafarch 04.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 30 secs @ f11, ISO100

Filters - 6 stop neutral density filter used to extend the exposure time plus 3 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Location - Porth Dafarch, Anglesey, North Wales

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

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