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Windfarm #11

Gwynt y Mor wind farm, Colwyn Bay, North Wales coast

The story behind this image

The end of a day of dramatic weather over North Wales found my wife Liz and I deciding the brave the elements and take a trip out to the coast for a walk along the promenade at Rhyl.

We arrived just before sunset, with a clearing weather front allowing bursts of sunlight to break through the looming clouds on the western horizon.

The huge turbines of the offshore Gwynt y Mor windfarm were rotating briskly in the breeze, set against the glowing backdrop of the stormy skies, and proved too tempting a subject to pass by without shooting three hundred still images over ten minutes in order to make my Windfarm Timelapse #5 time lapse video.

This still image was taken just after the time lapse shoot came to an end, well worth displaying in its own right due to that gorgeous light.

Image data

Filename - windfarm 11

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 100-400mm zoom @ 400mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f13, ISO100

Filters - None.

Location - Rhyl, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

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