Cemaes Bay was originally known as Cemais which means ‘bend’ and probably refers to the shape of the bay.
Originally an ancient fishing village - herring was the main catch. However, during the 18th and 19th centuries, Cemaes Bay developed into a busy port and limestone, marble, bricks, corn, lime and ochre were exported in ships from here. In the 1830’s shipbuilding provided the main source of employment for the local people who built 100 to 400 ton vessels in the shelter of the harbour.
The name of the river which flows into the sea at Cemaes is the River Wygyr. It starts its journey to the sea at the foot of Parys Mountain, Amlwch. The name Wygyr means where two rivers meet.
For more info copy and paste the following link into your browser:
Critiques | Translate
Sergiom (66163) 2012-08-23 4:35
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image avec cette immense chaine en premier plan qui donne de la profondeur à l'image. Le cadrage vertical nous permet de voir très loin et les couleurs sont jolies.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-08-23 4:36
superb POV and great sharpness make this a striking image. Vibrant fg colours and a perfect lead into the picturesque view of the harbour. Excellent!
Regards - Brian.
rbellemare (2109) 2012-08-23 6:22
Nice vertical photo. The shape of this bay is clearly bend and I agree that it might got is name from this. The flowers growing into this chain is a interesting feature of this picture. So are the boats anchored in the bay. Great composition.
Have a nice day.
ourania (35832) 2012-08-23 8:54
a great composition covering the whole length of the vertical flame and a great physical distance. A very rich image with many individual points of interest which put together in one frame tell us so much about the place. Sharpness is suprb at the bottom of the frame and helps us establish a strong contact with the place. Gradual blurriness over the view is effective. Light management is very apt maintaining lovely colours and clarity and helping hold the composition together. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good evening,
kasianowak (7501) 2012-08-23 12:45
Nice colours and great choice of foreground. Lots of well-placed lines leading the eye to the main point of focus.
dkmurphys (52177) 2012-08-24 0:48
I like a lot the way you've composed the image. Rusty chain and the flowers are very charming. Well taken.
Noel_Byrne (26996) 2012-08-25 8:08
This is a wonderful image, the eye is instantly drawn to the rich texture of the huge rusted chain and the nice little flowers it runs through, but that then leads into the excellently coloured little boats in the harbour. Great composition, and a great scene.
carlo62 (37978) 2012-08-25 14:31
grande profondità e colori molto forti, la grossa catena in primo piano ci guida lo sguardo verso le barche ed i fiori addolciscono tutto quel ferro.
wolf38 (31284) 2012-08-29 5:15
Hello Michael. A fine composition with great depth of field. Many details are visible. The rusty iron chain and the flowers around it are a beautiful eye-catching. Well done. Interesting. Rgds, Wolfgang.
fritzi007 (8388) 2012-09-15 4:00
schöne Perspektive, sehr gute Information, wirklich gut gemacht!
Wünsch dir einen schönen Tag
- Copyright: Michael Wright (mjw364) (7516)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-13
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Cemaes Bay [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-23 4:17