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Talacre Tide Timelapse #4

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The story behind this video

Living near the North Wales coast gives me ample opportunity to hop in the car when the weather is set fair and head to the beach.

My nearest beach that can be called such is at Talacre, right on the mouth of the river Dee estuary as it empties into the Irish Sea.

The tidal range in this part of the world can be quite extreme, and it was in order to shoot this time lapse of the incoming tide that I made this particular visit.

In terms of photographic potential, Talacre has one major advantage over other nearby stretches of coastline, and that is the somewhat zany Point of Ayr lighthouse, built on an oak plug buried in the sand, and abandoned for many a year.

So I set my camera up to record the incoming tide, using the lighthouse as a convenient object for the seawater to envelope.

And I wasn't alone in my appreciation of this architectural oddity, as the lovely weather had brought out a plethora of holidaymakers, all intent on clambering over the ruined causeway and steps leading up to the lighthouse door.

That is, until the rising tide put a literal dampener on their (and my) efforts!

Video data

Filename - talacre tide timelapse 04

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm

Exposure (start of shoot) - 1 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure (end of shoot) - 1 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 10 stop neutral density filter used to increase the exposure time to smooth water movement. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Shooting interval - 4 seconds

Location - Talacre, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K, and 1080p HD formats also available)

Clip duration - 24 seconds