South Stack Re-visited

Back in June last year, I finally got to visit South Stack lighthouse on our summer trip to Anglesey, and I wasn’t disappointed. I’ve been trying to get over to photograph this iconic landmark for quite a while but for one reason or another, it never seemed to happen.

It was in mid-June last year and was a nice day but the sunset was a little underwhelming, but as it was the only opportunity I had on that trip, I made the most of it and got some decent shots which I was quite happy with.

There are lots of vantage points to shoot from, and I managed to get a few different shots on the day, but I really wanted one with the stone steps that lead down to the bridge over to the lighthouse so it was a good reason to head back a few weeks ago for another go.

One thing that suprised me about the 2 visits was just how windy it was, being so exposed and close to the sea, but it’s still a spectacular place to just sit and watch the sun go down.

These images were all shot using my new favourite toy – my Nisi filter system, including a 3 stop GND, a landscape polariser and a 3 stop ND filter to slow the shutter speed, and blur the water movement.

Getting to this location is easy as is the walk down the path to the lighthouse – but coming back up…. well thats another matter 🙂

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