Rhoscolyn Bay, Anglesey is another of Holy island's hidden gems. It is a real "away form it all" bay with nothing but a few cottages and a pub that charges Ģ13 for a sandwich and a quid for a packet of crisps!
This place had towards the end of the 18th century, a thriving oyster catching industry. But historically it is most siginificant for a lifeboat incident on 1/12/1920. A small coaster, the Timbo, was en route to Ireland from Holyhead when she was overcome by a storm off South Stack and began to drift down the coast. The lifeboat at Rhoscolyn (the original lifeboat house is to the right just out of this shot)was launched in the heavy seas, and made a number of attempts to get a line aboard the Timbo, without success, until the cox decided no more could be done and the lifeboat started its return journey. Sadly, the lifeboat capsized and 5 of the 13 man crew were lost, and 4 men from the Timbo as well.
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ls7902 (7300) 2013-02-02 5:18
Sad & tragic story about the Timbo and the rescue attempts. This coastal village is really pretty and peaceful. Love the colors and atmosphere. Regards. Latiff.
dta (52250) 2013-02-02 7:01
Hello Michael ,
A good illustration of excellent picture in poor light conditions .
This little beach is so charming . The kind of place we can find in Brittany , too .
ACL1978 (6103) 2013-02-02 8:32
Nice shot of this isolated little outcropping here, and a sad story to fit the weather here. The beach remains bright, contrasting well with the ominous clouds. Thanks for the shot and the informative note!
Romano46 (5988) 2013-02-02 8:58
Mi piuace questa composizione per la contrapposizione tra i toni cupi del cielo che proseguono fino a conguengersi al mare e la luce che emana la sabbia della spiaggia in una diagonale che taglia in due la foto.
Oltre alla composizioneč degna di lode la nitidezza che rende leggibili tutti i particolari e la luuce che illumina la scena che un contrasto ottimale rende pių bella.
Molto curata anche la nota che accompagna la fotografia
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Noel_Byrne (8073) 2013-02-02 12:15
My first thought was how nice those little houses are, but if a local sambo costs that much, I think I'll stay put. Beautiful scene though and the stormy sky adds a great mood. The house on the hill is an impressive looking place.
All the best.
lousat (58446) 2013-02-02 15:00
Hi Michael,very nice peacefull bay,great capture under the tipical english sky an whit the usual perfect quality,a great sensation of peace and quiet.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-02-03 0:51
this place reminds me for some resons remote villages on the west coast of Scotland. I like the way you composed your image. The POV is carefully chosen as well. Very nice and natural colors.
Thanks for sharing
jhm (123140) 2013-02-03 5:55
We get a nice view about this splendid landscape and small beach.
The house on the hill is an impressive looking place.
Your picture is very well taken with a high quality.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Royaldevon (18361) 2013-02-05 7:51
A sad tale to accompany your shot, which portrays non of the sadness in the scene. I suppose the second sad fact is the price of food! Do they have any trade or is it a case of a monopoly?
I really like you your viewpoint which sensitively guides from the beach, via the cosy dwellings, to the headland. Despite the poor light, the colours are well saturated, the details are sharp and everything matches the mood.
My warm regards,
- Copyright: Michael Wright (mjw364) (4038)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-15
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
- Exposure: f/22, 1/13 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-02 5:10