You cannot beat the Menai Strait for magical light shows, and especially in December when there can be perfect days like these. These photos were taken on Anglesey near Beaumaris, looking across to mainland Wales: the first at midday, the second in the early morning from behind the town, and the third at Penmon Point in late afternoon.
Lens-Artists #19: Magical Light
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47 thoughts on “The Magic Of Winter Light”
Stunning images Tish and it is a beautiful part of the world 🙂💖
It certainly is a lovely part of the world. Thank you 🙂
That is certainly lovely light, Tish.
Only you can beat the Menai straight; you take awesome photos and tell great stories. The straight has only play of light
Am sending you a BIG virtual hug 🙂
I can always do with a big hug
Also, I much appreciate your encouragement, Mak. Am toiling a bit with a current piece of work.
I know it will come out great
Thank you 🙂
How beautiful I love the last one.
Many thanks, Suzanne.
Heavenly rays upon earth 🙂
Me too.. the last one is magic.
That last photo is very special
It was an extraordinary sight.
Beautiful rays. This particular challenge is bringing out some wonderful images.
Thanks, Jude. I agree. Amy has given us a very inspiring challenge 🙂
Autumn and winter light is so different to the direct overhead light of summer.
Yes. I find it v. beguiling.
Wow Tish I can see why this place was enchanting to the druids. I wish I could go there some day it looks so beautiful.
Put your finger right on it, Athena. A couple of early Christian mystics also had their hermitages there. And before the Druids, some interesting Neolithic and Bronze Age burial chambers with epic capstones which would have needed some kind of magic to manoeuvre them.
Wow! this sounds so fascinating thanks Tish. Such a long and mystical history. I will write a post on the history I think. Do you feel the spiritual energy of the place when you are there?
It does feel a special place, but it has its gloomy Celtic moments too 🙂
Gloomy celtic moments are the best monents 😉
You’re right. They are, aren’t they.
Incredibly beautiful! Magical indeed, Tish!
I think it truly is magical 🙂 🙂 Thank you, Amy.
Wonderful shots, especially the last one.
Thank you, Alison. With all these striking light effects, I can well understand why the Celtic Druids of pre-Roman Britain made their HQ on Anglesey.
Love the rays Tish. Well seen, well captured!
Amazing light. You have to be in the right place to get it, but it’s wonderful when you do.
Yes – lots to be said – if not everything to be said – being in the right place at the right time 🙂
if the light of autumn is beautiful, that of winter even lower (until the end of December) still allows photographs of any beauty
Yes indeed, Yoshimi. Winter light does have its moments of beauty.
Beautiful, especially the colours in the last one. Well captured.
Many thanks 🙂
Fabulous, Tish! Such a lovely bit of the world. 🙂 🙂
Ah! Well you’ve been there too 🙂
The second one is my favourite, but all are lovely!
Thank you, Gilly. Also belatedly, for your commendation of my gardening technique 🙂
Absolutely stunning 👏
Thar be pirate treasure buried where those light beams touch down! 😀
Talking magic…these are outstandingly beautiful, mystic and magical.
Many thanks, Ann-Christine 🙂