Admiral Lord Nelson described the Menai Straits, separating the Isle of Anglsey from the North Wales coast, as one of the most dangerous navigable stretches of water in the world.
And the most dangerous part, lying between the Thomas Telford suspension bridge and the Robert Stephenson Britannia Bridge, known as the 'Swellies', is shown here in this time lapse video on a rising tide.
Speeding up the flow somewhat shows just how convoluted the currents are as the tide races between the two bridges.
Not to be trifled with by the unwary or unskilled.
Filename - menai straits timelapse 17
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm
Exposure - (start of sequence) - 1/80 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure - (end of sequence) - 1/80 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky relative to the land.
Shooting interval - 3 seconds
Location - Menai Straits, Anglesey, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 12 seconds
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