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Talacre tide at twilight

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The story behind this video

What an evening to spend on the beach watching the sunset and tide unfolding in front of you.

It was a full moon in May when I took the stills for this video, and the promise of clear skies and an 8 metre high tide were too good a combination to resist.

I chose Talacre as my beach of choice for this particular video because a) it's very flat so the tide races in quite dramatically and covers a lot of ground while doing so and, of course, b) there's a daft abandoned lighthouse stuck in the sand on a concrete plug around which the tide can swirl quite dramatically.

This video encompasses a time period from around 8.45pm to 11.45pm. Only three hours, but there's a lot going on during that time.

I certainly didn't get bored watching the play of light and tide unfolding in front of me, and I only packed in when my tripod threatened to wash away.

The tide came a little higher than I anticipated!

Video data

Filename - talacre timelapse 04.mp4

Camera - Canon 5D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - Various

Location - Talacre, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p

Clip duration - 19 seconds at 25 frames per second.

Shooting interval - 15 seconds