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Bouy #1

Bouy, Caernarfon, North Wales

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Another view from the harbour wall at Caernarfon on the North Wales coast.

The tide had just turned at sunset and was ebbing strongly as the twilight glow reflected off the clouds on the western horizon.

Overhead the seagulls were calling to each other, but my attention was fixed on the movement of the water as the tide raced past a bouy anchored just offshore.

I used a 30 second shutter speed to reduce the water to an impressionistic blur, emphasising the wake streaming from the bouy.

Tides have always fascinated me, and living where I do in North Wales I get to see some serious changes in water levels. It makes me appreciate a little more the wonders of God's engineering.

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Image data

Filename - bouy 01.jpg

Camera - Canon 5D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 55mm

Exposure - 30secs @ f11, ISO100

Location - Caernarfon, North Wales

This image - 640x800px JPEG

Conversion - ACR & PS-CS2

Comments - Tripod, mirror lockup and cable release used to prevent camera movement.