A lovely Saturday spent exploring the west of Anglesey on the North Wales coast found my wife Liz and I heading for one of our favourite spots, Church Bay, to watch the sunset over the Irish Sea and do a bit of filming into the bargain.
We arrived at Porth Swtan just on the the turn of the tide, about a couple of hours before sunset, and after a picnic we took ourselves off down to the beach to walk along the sand by the water's edge.
I soon noticed the tide creeping up towards a very shapely rock jutting out of the sand, complete with its own pool, so that's where we parked ourselves to enjoy the late afternoon sunshine and take the hundreds of still images required to make this time lapse video featuring the waters rising up the beach.
It wasn't long before the waves were washing over the legs of my tripod, so a strategic withdrawl to the next rocky outcrop higher up the beach was called for, which is where we spent the rest of the evening until the sun had set and the waters were once again threatening to overtake us.
I hung on in that spot as long as possible, as the post sunset lightshow was quite lovely, with the evening clouds turning mauve as they caught the sun's dying rays.
But once the waves started to splash over me and my camera it really was time to stop and beat a hasty retreat back to our parked car and home.
What an amazing evening!
Filename - church bay tide timelapse 02
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/400 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/60 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the exposure between the sky and foreground.
Shooting interval - 6 seconds
Location - Church Bay, Anglesey, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (5K, 4K, HD and web formats also available)
Clip duration - 33 seconds
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