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Porth Trwyn #7

Runoff stream on the beach at Porth Trwyn, Anglesey, North Wales

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The story behind this image

The west coast of Anglesey is a very dynamic landscape, with winter storms coming in off the Irish Sea reshaping the beaches on a regular basis.

My wife Liz and I have been visiting this beautiful and wild stretch of coast since before we were married, a long time ago now, and we never cease to be amazed at how much changes on the beaches we like to walk along.

One of the spots we always stop at for a wander around is the small cove at Porth Trwyn, just to the south of the much more popular Church Bay.

We usually have this beach to ourselves, and normally spend an enjoyable hour discovering what's changed since our last visit.

On this occasion, with the tide going out, I spotted this runoff stream coming out of a large tidal pool and making a lovely zigzag down the beach towards a small island just offshore.

A typical Anglesey coastal scene - no wonder we keep coming back here year after year!

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Image data

Filename - porth trwyn 07.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 32mm

Exposure - 1/20 sec @ f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Porth Trwyn, Anglesey, North Wales

This image - 533x800px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Small aperture used for enhanced depth of field.