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Stars of Llanthony

Llanthony Priory, Wales, United Kingdom

On one of the nights we were staying near the Welsh border, my brother-in-law and I sneaked into Wales in the middle of the night using a small back road. We quietly made our way into the beautiful ruins of Llanthony Priory. My hope was to shoot the 1,000 year old ruins by moonlight. When we arrived I was disappointed to find that they had a security light on. I did my best to both work around it and to make use of that light. I shot quite a few images between 1 and 3am but only a few of them weren't ruined by the artificial light. This is one of my favorites. Photo © copyright by Erik Stensland.

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Stars of Llanthony print

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