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Talacre Lighthouse Dusk #2

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

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A stunning spring evening in late May on the North Wales coast found me on the huge beach at Talacre, camera on tripod taking hundreds of still images as the sun set over the Point of Ayr lighthouse in order to create my Talacre Sunset Timelapse #3 video.

The sky was a blaze of colour, which only became more intense after the sun had sunk below the western horizon and wonderful patterns of light cloud passed overhead.

But what really put the icing on the cake this particular evening were the near perfect reflections of that glorious sky and lighthouse in the mirror-like surface of a huge tidal pool left behind by the ebbing tide.

Conditions like this don't come around every day here in North Wales, and I'm so blessed to be able to jump in my car and get to the coast at times such as these.

I selected this single frame from near the start of the shoot that evening, around 8.40pm, when the sun had just reached the horizon, with a fan of stratocumulus clouds overhead still catching direct sunlight.

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Filename - talacre lighthouse dusk 02

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 22mm

Exposure - 1/200 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the brightness of the scene with its reflection.

Location - Talacre, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - This image is one of hundreds taken to create my Talacre Sunset Timelapse #3 video.