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Windfarm Sunset #2

Sunset over the Gwynt y Mor windfarm from Rhyl on the North Wales coast

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The offshore turbines of the Gwynt y Mor windfarm make a dramatic addition to this image of a golden sunset over the Irish Sea, as seen from Rhyl on the North Wales coast.

For a few weeks around midsummer the sun sets far to the northwest up here at 53°N, which lines the event up nicely with the turbines.

So I keep a beady eye on the weather forecast, hoping for a clear evening so I can watch and film the sun setting into a clear horizon.

Of course, this being North Wales, clear skies are something of a rarity, which proved to be the case on this evening, as I shot the hundreds of frames needed to create my Rhyl Sunset Timelapse #3 video.

But, as every cloud has a silver lining, even though I didn't get a clear sunset I did get to see and film lovely display of twilight colours in the skies over the turbines as day dissolved into night.

This individual image was taken towards the end of the shoot, with the sun having set and the rich light of twilight painting the high clouds with the warm tones of dusk and the coming night.

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Filename - windfarm sunset 02

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 55mm

Exposure - 1/100 secs @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2/3 stop neutral density reverse graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky at the horizon.

Location - Rhyl, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

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