Photographs of Anglesey – Part 1

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Looking towards Rhoscolyn Beacon

We might not have done very well in the sea fishing stakes during our summer visit to Anglesey but we managed to get out and about a few times so here are a few of the better photographs I took while we were there.

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Helicopter from RAF Valley practicing over the headland
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Looking South West from Aberffraw Bay towards the Lleyn Peninsula
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Six-spot Burnet Moth

All of the photographs in this post are taken using the Canon EOS 450D with most of them using the standard ‘cheap’ 18-55mm lens.┬áTo enhance the skies I used a hoya circular polariser which also cut down on the glare from the sea in some of the shots.

They were all taken in RAW format so if I need higher resolution versions or need to enhance them further the detail is stored within the file. All of them were cropped to size in photoshop and sharpened a little as they tend to blur a bit when you take them down in size so much.

The only other thing I tend to do is straighten the horizon on the seascapes as no matter how hard I try, when hand holding the camera I can never get it exactly horizontal.

I’m really enjoying my photography at the moment and Anglesey gives anyone the opportunity to visit some truly beautiful, almost deserted, areas which for any amateur photographer is great.

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Saint Cwyfan Church, Porth China nr Aberffraw
Small Tortoiseshell butterfly

It was good to see a few Small Tortoiseshell butterflies feeding on all the flowers – these have been hit with a disease in recent years and I’ve not seen anything like as many as I used to as a child – but they seem to be doing OK on Anglesey.

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