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Person on Talacre Beach #1

Solitary figure on the beach at Talacre, North Wales

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The story behind this image

A solitary figure braves the cold March winds blowing across the vast expanse of sand that is Talacre beach on the North Wales coast.

Of course, it was my long suffering wife Liz who was bundled up to the nines for our sunset stroll, silhouetted against the glowing skies as the sun found a brief gap between the lowering clouds on its way down towards the western horizon.

Standing patiently while I composed and took this atmospheric image as we were returning to our parked car, still some way off, Liz certainly earned my respect and thanks that afternoon!

The inclusion of a human element in this composition take the image from a mere landscape photo, nice though that would have been, into the realms of storytelling, adding so much more interest to the scene.

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Filename - talacre person 02

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR

Lens - 24-105mm Zoom @ 67mm

Exposure - 1/125 sec @ f/8, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Location - Talacre, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation.