Ynys Môn (Anglesey)

Nikon D700,20mm,Lee ND grad 0.9

It’s been a long winter this year.We had snow here in England on some places, even after Easter.But time has come and I went out with my camera again.

First time I have been to Anglesey not long time ago in December 2012. Straight away I fell in love with the place. I had to come back. This time I wanted to see more , lot more…

According Wikipedia: Anglesey (/ˈæŋɡəlsiː/; Welsh: Ynys Môn, [ˈənɨs ˈmoːn]) is an island off the north west coast of Wales. Two bridges span the Menai Strait, connecting it to the mainland: the Menai Suspension Bridge designed by Thomas Telford in 1826 and the Britannia Bridge. Although serving as the chief part of the kingdom of Gwynedd, Anglesey is no longer part of that county; instead, Anglesey, Holy Island, and other nearby islands make up the current Isle of Anglesey County. Almost three quarters of the inhabitants are Welsh speakers and Ynys Môn, the Welsh name for the island, is used for the UK Parliament and National Assembly constituencies. With an area of 714 square kilometres (276 sq. mi),Anglesey is the largest Welsh island, the fifth largest surrounding Great Britain and the largest in the Irish Sea.

Although there is so many interesting historical places,my main interest this time was- lighthouses.I’m not sure why lighthouses drag so much attention,maybe because I was born in land locked country.

I paid my second visit to Penmon lighthouse, and I did some shot of waves hitting the rocks, but unfortunately I had no time to stay until sunset this time.

South Stack was the second Lighthouse I’ve visited. And I was knocked out by beauty of the place. South Stack (built in 1809) is set in a spectacular location to the north-west of Holyhead. The lighthouse acts as a waymark for coastal traffic and a landmark and orientation light for vessels crossing the Irish Sea to and from the ports of Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire. I did a tour inside the lighthouse during the day and I was ready to come back for sunset. Sunset was great and I’m very pleased with the shots I did. it’s not easy to find an original composition unless you have a boat :-). Amazing place, recommended to all photographers….

Next day it was Llanddwyn beach and Llanddwyn Island. This place is magical. There is not one but two lighthouses on the island and the view is simply breathtaking. Evening light was beautiful and I was shooting not just digitally but also Fuji Velvia 50 again. If you visiting Anglesey this place is a must….

All in all great trip and I know I will come back. To see some more shots from this trip visit my Latest work album or Landscapes album.

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