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:
32 thoughts on “Christmas Past On Ynys Mon”
Wow, I am glad they turned out, Tish.
Happy you liked these, Tracy.
I particularly like that first shot. Lovely photos for the challenge.
Thank you, Margaret.
The first photo is amazing. Love how that light falls on the hills.
A very brilliant of magic that light.
The first shot is remarkable, Tish
Thank you, Ian. I have to say it surprised me when I first looked at the memory card contents on screen.
These are fabulous, Tish! Merry Christmas?
Thanks, Jo. Merry Christmases they were 🙂
That first image is very atmospheric, Tish!
Thanks, Sue. I think there must be a Menai Strait effect at work here.
Love that first image Tish, the other two aren’t too shabby either!
Cheers, Brian. Hope you’re feeling better. I read you weren’t feeling up to snuff over at Ark’s.
That opening shot is stunning, but all are great! They would make wonderful painting too, I think, in the right hands 🙂
wow, aren’t these fabulous – as as everyone else says specially that first one. Stunning
Evocative. Mysterious and wonderful!
I think you’ve summed it up, Ruth. Thank you.
Beautiful, yo can feel the mood and stillness✨
Absolutely fantastic, Tish! The first two just blew my mind. What mood, feeling and beauty!
Many thanks, A-C. So happy these struck a chord.
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.
Hi Izzie. Yes, we’ve had several brilliant Christmases at Henllys. Sometimes the weather has been almost Mediterranean in late December, which only adds to the magic!
Henllys is near to Beaumaris, isn’t it. Have you ever eaten at Harry’s Bistro?
No, we haven’t. Eating out places have never been very active when we’ve been there at Xmas.
You certainly capture some mystical shades of grey and the light.