The Island of Lovers

One of the little “jewels” you can find around North Wales lies just off the Newborough/Niwbwrch coast on the island of Anglesey: Ynys Llanddwyn, the “Island of the Church of St. Dwynwen”.

This tiny spit of volcanic land suddenly juts out from the otherwise pristine white sandy beaches of Newborough. On it you can find incredible views of the mountains of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula, an abundance of wild flowers, clear water, and the ruins of St. Dwynwen’s church. St. Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers, making her the Welsh equivalent to St. Valentine.

There are two Christian crosses on the island, with this one providing a pleasing composition for me with Tŵr Mawr lighthouse in the distance.

Camera: Sigma dp0 Quattro
Lens: built-in 14mm f/4.0
ISO: 100
Aperture: f/10
Shutter speed: multiple
Software: Sigma Photo Pro, Photomatix, Aurora HDR, Nik Collection, Luminar, Affinity Photo