Llanddwyn Lighthouse Landscape Photography
Llanddwyn Lighthouse Landscape Photography | I walked 28km for this
Yesterday I found myself photographing some amazing landscapes and seascapes in both colour and Black & White whilst visiting Llanddwyn Island in Wales. It truly is Gods Country 🙂
I walked 7 km to arrive at Llanddwyn Lighthouse, only to find I had left my tripod hot-shoe mount on my battery grip back in the car. I had just removed it from my camera an hour before. I didn't have a spare in my bag either which was very unusual! I always carry a spare but I remembered lending it out the previous day. Cue the unhappy face 🙁
A good tip, if you have a removable battery grip on your camera, it's always a good idea to remove it to help reduce the camera height on the tripod. Reducing the height makes the camera less prone to camera shake on a windy day!
I made the decision to walk back to the car and return later in the day to photograph the lighthouse and surrounding areas at sunset. It was a total of 28 km but in my opinion worth every footstep.
Ynys Llanddwyn or Llanddwyn Island is a small tidal island off the west coast of Anglesey northwest Wales. The nearest town is Newborough. (Google)
Sunrise to sunset
I don't recall ever visiting an area that offered so much variety before. If you watch the video you'll know exactly what I mean. There are so many different compositions available. Due to its geographical location, you're able to photograph the lighthouse and surrounding areas at any time during the day. Sunrise to sunset in fact!
The car park is situated quite a distance away from the Island so you'll have to walk quite a bit. It's not too much of a strenuous trek, but a trek nonetheless!
Also be aware that the Island is cut off for a brief period during high tide. I walked across at high tide but I had to take my shoes and socks off and roll my trousers up. During the high tide, the water came to my knees and I had to wade a distance of around 40 feet. Bear in mind I'm 6' 4"
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