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Windfarm #16

Gwynt y Mor windfarm off the North Wales coast at Colwyn Bay

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A slice of life on the North Wales coast at the far end of the North Shore promenade at Llandudno.

A favourite spot for sea anglers, nestled in the lee of the Little Orme limestone headland casting off from the shingle beach into the calm waters of Llandudno Bay on a lovely still evening.

And I was appreciating the calm conditions also, using my longest lens to photograph the offshore turbines of the Gwynt y Môr wind farm, far out in Colwyn Bay.

In anything more than a light breeze this long lens twitches all over the place, even when using a tripod, causing blurry images or shaky video.

But not this evening, as I was able to photograph this rather charming scene with perfect clarity as the lowering sun lit up the turbines on the far horizon of Colwyn Bay.

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Filename - windfarm 16

Lens - 100-400mm zoom @ 250mm

Exposure - 1/125 sec @ f5, ISO100

Filters - None.

Location - Llandudno North Shore, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

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