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Rhoscolyn #7

Rhoscolyn beach at low tide, Anglesey, North Wales on a sunny day

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In the course of our travels my wife Liz and I have been to many lovely parts of the world, and while we enjoy exploring new places there's nowhere else we would want to live than North Wales.

With so many beautiful and dramatic places to enjoy, all within a short drive of our home, we're never short of destinations to head to when the weather decides to play ball.

If we fancy a day spent strolling along unspoilt beaches or hiking along cliff paths surrounded by wild flowers then the wonderful Isle of Anglesey, just off the North Wales coast, is a favourite choice.

So it was on one warm, sunny afternoon in late May, that we took ourselves along God's own highway, the A55, with a mind to visit one of the loveliest places we know of, the bay and surrounding cliffs at Rhoscolyn on the west coast of the island.

Rhoscolyn is a gem of a spot, rarely busy and comprising a huge sandy bay strewn with interesting rocks, seaweed and pools, all revealed as if by magic as the tide goes out.

This view, a little way back from the high tide line, features an expanse of lichen covered rock as foreground interest while the mountains of the Llyn Peninsula are just visible on through the late spring haze on the far horizon.

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Filename - rhoscolyn 07

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f11, ISO200

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky relative to the landscape.

Location - Rhoscolyn, Anglesey, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.