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Talacre Lighthouse #2

Point of Ayr lighthouse at dusk on Talacre beach, North Wales coast

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Close to midsummer on the North Wales coast, and at this latitude the sky never really gets dark at night.

I'm on Talacre beach at 10.30 at night enjoying the beautiful twilight colours of blue and orange as the tide reaches its highest point, surrounding the iconic Point of Ayr lighthouse.

This much photographed abandoned lighthouse is a real eye grabber, especially on a night like this when I can use a long exposure to render the moving water and clouds into a surreal blur, with only the lighthouse itself remaining sharp in the composition.

Well worth staying up late to enjoy.

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Image data

Filename - talacre lighthouse 02.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 35mm

Exposure - 90 secs @ f16, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours and increase exposure time. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the brighness of the sky and foreground.

Location - Talacre Beach, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Tripod, mirror lockup and remote shutter release used to prevent camera movement.