Christmas Past On Ynys Mon

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That this first  photo worked at all is something of a mystery. There was hardly any light (as you can see) and I was using my very basic Kodak EasyShare digital camera. But then it was Christmas Day and we were staying on the Welsh island of Anglesey (Ynys Mon) with its millennia of mystical associations – druids, saints and seers. When I took the shot I was standing above the little town of Beaumaris looking towards the Welsh mainland and the foothills of Snowdonia. The Menai Strait lies between, obscured by trees. It is a zone of extraordinary light-through-cloud displays.

Here are some early morning shots taken further along the Strait, rooftops of Beaumaris in the bottom edge foreground:

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Life in Colour: Black/Grey

32 thoughts on “Christmas Past On Ynys Mon

  1. Lucky you having stayed on Ynys Mon at Christmas. What a dream!. I so love that place. Your spectacular and surreal images perfectly embody the magical, mysterious, and mythic qualities of this ancient isle. Now I’m yearning to go back.

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