‘In The Fading Light’ at Capel Lligwy

Rooted in the middle of a field overlooking Lligwy beach on Anglesey in North Wales, Capel Lligwy is a ruined chapel dating back to the first half of the 12th century. The tiny chapel on the side of the building was added later, in the 16th century, and includes a burial vault. When this vault was eventually excavated, a large mass of human bones, reportedly several feet in depth, was uncovered. In short, this is a fascinating and atmospheric location and, after making a visit back in 2009, I’ve always wanted to go back and spend some time photographing it in favourable conditions. As luck would have it, during a short family break in late August 2014, I managed to slip away for an hour or so at sunset and get into position to capture this multiple-shot panoramic scene. What isn’t perhaps evident in the image is the large herd of bullocks that were gradually working their way around the field to my location… I think I was more nervous of them than being alone near the spooky chapel in the fading light!