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The beach at Talacre on the North Wales coast, being north facing, is a great location to catch both a sunrise and a sunset out over the Irish Sea during the summer months.
But it was for a completely different reason I was there on this particular morning, in that I'd been there since midnight taking the hundreds of still images required to create my Talacre Comet Timelapse #1 video, a once in a lifetime opportunity to film an amazing astronomical event which I wasn't going to miss!
After I'd finished filming the comet Neowise, and with the sky brightening perceptively to the northeast, I decided to hang around for a couple more hours and see how the sunrise would develop.
And I'm certainly glad I did, as I was treated to a lovely dawn with glowing skies, followed by a crisp sunrise, and all with the iconic Point of Ayr lighthouse featuring prominently in the foreground as I shot hundreds more frames to create the video.
This still image is one of those frames, taken from early in the sequence, just after the sun had broken above the clouds along the horizon.
I was a bit tired by the end of my adventure, but brimming over with happiness and contentment and having seen such wonderful displays of God's creation in action.
Filename - talacre lighthouse sunrise 04
Camera - Canon EOS6DMK2 DSLR
Lens - 100-400mm zoom @ 110mm
Exposure - 1/2000 sec @ f/4.5, ISO100
Filters - None.
Location - Talacre, North Wales
Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom
Comments - This image is one of hundreds captured to create my Talacre Sunrise Timelapse #2 video.
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