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Menai Straits Timelapse #15

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With a huge tidal range of up to eight metres, the Menai Straits, the body of water which seperates the Isle of Anglesey from the North Wales coast, is a constantly changing visual feast.

One of my favourite spots to watch the tide ebbing and flowing is on the Anglesey side of the Straits, near the Sea Life Centre (well worth a visit in its own right).

This gives a great view out over the water to the historic town of Caernarfon and the mountains of Snowdonia beyond, but there's also a dilapidated concrete and wooden jetty sticking out across the Straits that gets alternately covered and exposed by the rising and falling of the tide twice a day.

It was a cold, clear winter's day that my wife Liz and I parked up by the Straits to watch as the high peaks of Snowdonia caught the last warm glow of the setting sun.

But my attention was drawn to the rapidly disappearing shoreline as the tide came in, covering the foreshore like a blanket being pulled up ready forthe coming night.

Definitely a case for a time lapse video, so while Liz and I enjoyed walking along the road to the Sea Life Centre, taking in the sea air, my camera was busy clicking away on its tripod capturing the changing light and tide.

What a way to spend the end of the day!

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Video data

Filename - menai straits timelapse 15.mp4

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 67mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/80 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/25 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Shooting interval - 6 seconds

Location - Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps

Clip duration - 16 seconds