The Menai Straits, that amazing body of water that separates the Isle of Anglesey from North Wales, is subject to some extreme tidal flows.
And it was with that in mind that my wife Liz and I parked up by the side of the road near the Anglesey Sea Zoo to enjoy the views out over the Straits to the mountains of Snowdonia beyond, and for me to film this time lapse video of the ebbing tide.
At this spot on the Straits there's an abandoned and crumbling concrete jetty which has formed the subject of many of my photographic endeavours on the Menai, and it's entrancing to watch it being revealed from under the sea by the rapidly falling tide.
So while Liz sat in our nice warm car, knitting away and enjoying the views, I was out in the cold December breeze, hunched over my tripod capturing th hundreds of still images needed to create this video.
I didn't mind the cold though, immersed as I was in the sights, sounds and smells of this most wonderful stretch of coast.
Filename - menai straits tide timelapse 02
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2
Lens (1st sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Lens (2nd sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/4 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 2.5 secs @ f/4, ISO400
Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.
Shooting interval - 6 seconds
Location - Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 26 seconds
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