We had seen a photographer standing in the tripod holes at the most popular spot on the island for taking pictures of this lighthouse, but we were quite surprised to see he hadn’t moved almost an hour and a half later.
I’ve never understood the obsession to photograph popular landmarks from well know spots, just to create an almost identical image to what thousands of others have already shot. Sure if you happen to be passing and the light is mind-blowing then why not, but to hang around for hours seems to me at least, a waste of one’s life. There are dozens of amazing things to see and photograph in any one area; we just need to apply some creative thinking and astute observation.
In our time at this tip of Llanddwyn Island, we had enjoyed exploring the coves, the amazing shingle beach and indeed the structure of the lighthouse itself. Equally, the racing clouds in the sky above fascinated me as did the incredible geology of the multi-coloured pillow lavas that form this small island.