It’s often understated, but as a photography location North Wales and Anglesey have so much to offer. I have been on two recent trips here, one at the end of last year, and one at the beginning of this with good friends and thoroughly enjoyed it. I say it’s often understated as Cumbria and the lakes is always an obvious location in the north, but the Snowdonia area, and Anglesey, can be just as easily reached, and is often less crowded.
Below is a selection of my shots from various locations in and around these areas. I have broken them down into Anglesey, and then North Wales.
Anglesey – A small Island on the tip of North Wales, filled with some amazing locations.
Ynys Llanddwyn Lighthouse – A long Exposure of the sunset.
Llanddwyn Sunset – Just lovely colours from the beach.
Penmon Smooth – A colour version of a long exposure at the lighthouse.
Sundown – From the dunes at Newborough Nature Reserve and Llanddwyn Bay
Llanddwyn Dunes – Looking out over the dunes towards the Snowdonian Mountains in the background.
After Dark – A creation made using an image from Penmon lighthouse.
Enchanted Forest – Newborough Nature Reserve and its impressive forest.
Penmon Mono – A long exposure shot from the impressive Penmon Lighthouse area.
Ynys Llanddwyn Lighthouse – We were lucky to witness a wonderful sunset when at this iconic location.
Wreck – Dulas Estuary at low tide has a couple interesting wrecks in it.
North Wales – Be it lakes, mountains, woodland, disused mines, or even coastal locations, you will find them all here. Sadly on both days I visited these areas, we got the worst of the weather. So I have less shots from here, but you will get the idea…
Menai Bridge – Technically this could be in both area’s as it links North Wales to Anglesey.
Slate Falls – With all the wet weather we had seen, this little stream was swollen just a little!
Llyn Llydaw – A snowy shot from up in the bowels of the Snowdon.
Talacre Lighthouse – A mono treatment of this location, the weather was dull and flat, so I made use of that in the edit.
Llyn Gwynant and Beyond – In the foothills of Mt. Snowdon.
Talacre Tides – Talacre is just up the coast from Prestatyn. Here you have the wonderfully wonky lighthouse.
Llyn Nantlle – This is a wonderful location for sunrise, you want it perfectly still, with the sun hitting Snowdon in the background. I did not get that!
Well worth doing some research and heading over for a few days…