This is an example of a panorama where (unlike yesterday's shot) no stitching of photographs has taken place. It is a view from Holyhead mountain top. I have posted a similar shot of this view but to the left of the trig point, showing the port and without the ruined wall in the foreground.
This wall is the remains of a Roman observation point that was built inside a pre-existing prehistoric hillfort on the mountain top. Of course Holyhead town itself is situated right at the very end of a Roman road, which originally ran from London to Holyhead, via Chester. Famously known as Watling Street, the longest Roman road in the country, we now know it as the A5!
The tall chimney you can see in the far distance belongs to the Aluminium company that I mentioned in yesterday's post. The processing plant is the area around it with the green area slightly beyond being the Penrhos Coastal park. The land mass in the far distance is the north end of Anglesey itself.
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Royaldevon (18339) 2013-01-12 2:08
Good Morning Michael,
It is good to learn more history about this fascinating island. It is easy to see why the Romans would have placed an observation point here.
Your shot is very well composed, the Roman wall spearheading the viewers into the scene and the trig point strongly positioned.
Have a lovely w/e,
brianmcc (5536) 2013-01-12 2:30
this is a cracking picture. you have captured so much of the landscape and coastline below this hill. excellent placement of the marker which provides a great focal point. the clouds and sky are stunning and they have resulted in some very appealing colours across the scene. the sharpness and detail alond with the depth of field are incredible. you got a perfect day for taking photographs and produced some stunning results.
have a lovely weekend,
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-12 3:27
Good afternoon Michael,
splendid colors and the sky you captured is amazing. I like the ruins in the foreground leading the eye into the lovely panorama view in the background. Perfect clarity and sharpness.
dta (52228) 2013-01-12 3:53
Hello Michael ,
This is a splendid picture , very well composed , with attractive and strong elements in the Fg and a superb landscape in the BG . Of course , the great sky is also an important feature of the shot .
carlo62 (13522) 2013-01-12 6:30
che profondità magnifica sotto questo bellissimo cielo,
bello il muro in pietra in fg, costituisce una punta che sembra indicarci il bel panorama.
dkmurphys (37399) 2013-01-12 7:38
Clever composition with the ancient ruins in the foreground and the spectacular panorama as a background. Well done!
Noel_Byrne (8055) 2013-01-12 8:22
That really is a spectacular view, and the sky makes such a scene. The activity of the clouds allowing perfect lot to fall on the scene is class, and it's one of those shots that I would look deep into to spot more detail in the far off town. The roman ruins makes such a great point of interest intend foreground too. I had no idea that there were roman ruins situated here. Great texture in the stone.
All the best.
cargus (6556) 2013-01-12 21:32
Un peysage magnifique, de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!
- Copyright: Michael Wright (mjw364) (4036)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-19
- Categories: Nature, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D7000, 18-105mm 3.5 - 5.6G ED AF-S VR Nikkor
- Exposure: f/16, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-12 1:42