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Sunset #14

Dramatic and colourful sunset over the Irish Sea as seen from the North Wales coast at Llandudno West Shore

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The story behind this image

I know, I know!

There must be a gazillion sunset photos floating round the internet, so why go to the bother of even getting the camera out of the bag to photograph another?

But for me, sunset is a magical time, that instant on the cusp between day and night that just reminds me of God's grace and wisdom in how He makes our solar system work like clockwork.

Add to that the fact that, living in North Wales, I've got access to some amazing west facing coastal locations to view sunsets from so perhaps I can be excused for continuing to capture them on silicon.

This particular sunset occured in the spring of 2017, while my wife Liz and I were parked up at one of our favourite sunset viewing spots at Llandudno's West Shore. (Llandudno's North Shore is great for sunrises - how good is that?!)

With a hint of haze on the horizon to catch the warm colours of the low angled sun, and some higher clouds to add some highlights to the darkening sky it was just a half hour or so of viewing pleasure before the sun dipped below the horizon to mark the end of another day.

In fact, I enjoyed the view so much that I shot a time lapse video of the sunset and dusk light which you can watch here.

This image is taken from just one of the hundreds of frames taken.

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Image data

Filename - sunset 14.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 60mm

Exposure - 1/640 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky.

Location - Llandudno West Shore, North Wales

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

Comments - This image is part of a sequence shot to make a time lapse video.