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Dunes on Talacre Beach #8

Grass and dunes at Talacre on the North Wales coast

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Most visitors to Talacre on the North Wales coast are drawn like a magnet to the enormous beach and iconic Point of Ayr lighthouse, passing briefly through some pretty impressive sand dunes on the way to the beach from the car park.

But those dunes are well worth a closer inspection, as they form part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), with rare creatures such as the Natterjack Toad breeding within.

Not that there were any toads on display on the chilly March afternoon that my wife Liz and I took a bracing stroll through the dunes (following the designated pathways of course), but even so, the combination of windswept grasses and old wooden fencing, lit beautifully by patches of sunlight and shadow from the cumulus clouds racing by overhead, was well worth getting the camera out for.

Exploring habitats like these are just balm to the body and mind, and being able to photograph the experience is just the icing on the cake.

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Filename - talacre dunes 08

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR

Lens - 24-105mm Zoom @ 105mm

Exposure - 1/30 sec @ f/8, ISO200

Filters - Polarising filter used to and enhance colours.

Location - Talacre, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.