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Llanddwyn Island is situated near the southern entrance to the Menai Strait, Anglesey, North Wales. As a result it became important as shipping of slate from the ports of Bangor, Caernarfon and Felinhelli increased. A beacon, called Tŵr Bach, was built at the tip of the island to provide guidance to ships heading for the Strait. Another more effective lighthouse, Tŵr Mawr, which was modelled on the windmills of Anglesey, was built nearby in 1845. The older lighthouse has now returned to service after a modern light was placed on top.

During this time cottages were built near the towers to house pilots who guided ships into the Strait. Two of these cottages have been restored, with one housing an exhibition about the local wildlife. From 1840 a lifeboat was also stationed there. It was manned by the pilots as well as volunteers from Newborough; the cannon that was used to summon the lifeboat crew can still be seen near the cottages. During its time up to the closure in 1903 the lifeboat from here saved 101 lives in 35 separate incidents.

Taken 03-03-2012 with a Nikon D7000 & 18 – 105mm lens, 3 shot HDR layered in Photomatix and tweeked in PS CS5.
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Hi, I’m Simon and im a keen 25 year old amateur photographer from Anglesey, North Wales.

I don’t really have a niche as many photographers find, instead I like to shoot anything! Kind of if I find it interesting, there will be a picture to follow.

Most of my pictures are completely un-edited and ‘as shot’ so to speak, im not a fan of heavily edited images at all but I do find HDR very interesting.

Any tips, tricks, ideas and im all ears.

Thank you.

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  • Tom Davies
    Tom Daviesalmost 3 years ago

    Epic mate

  • Thanks once again.

    – Simon Evans

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertalmost 3 years ago

    AWESOME image Simon…..

  • Thank you Thomas, really appreciate the comment.

    – Simon Evans

  • DesignsbyiRis
    DesignsbyiRisalmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely stunning. Lovely work.

  • Thank you very much.

    – Simon Evans

  • Raymond Kerr
    Raymond Kerralmost 3 years ago

    Great work .. are these HDR ??

  • Thank you. Yea it’s 3 separate images taken 2 stops apart and then layered, I love this type of image as I feel it puts an unusual spin on something which has been seen before.

    – Simon Evans

  • walela
    walelaover 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much, I’m really glad you like it ;-)

    – Simon Evans

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