The sun had just set into the sea on the northwestern horizon as I started shooting the still images for this time lapse video showing the tide coming in around the iconic Point of Ayr lighthouse on the beach at Talacre on the North Wales coast.
I sat on a sand dune entranced as the sky went through a kaleidoscope of colours while my camera clicked away and the light of day fled from the scene, gradually to be replaced by the ghostly light of a newly risen full moon behind me, and the glow of the Colwyn Bay windfarm turbines and gas rig on the horizon.
I stayed in place for nearly two hours as the tide reached its highest point, surrounding the lighthouse with a sheet of irridescent water, before finally packing everything away and heading home, still almost drunk on the beauty of God's creation in action that I'd had the priviledge of enjoying that evening.
Filename - talacre tide timelapse 02.mp4
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 60mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/10 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 6 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky.
Shooting interval - 10 seconds
Location - Talacre, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p 30fps
Clip duration - 19 seconds.
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