A half hour's drive from where I live lies the small seaside resort of Talacre, on the North wales coast.
Talacre's claim to fame stems from its vast expanse of beach, punctuated by a very improbable deserted lighthouse, perched on a concrete plug buried in the sand and subject to some noticeable changes of angle over the years.
As the beach is north facing, it's possible, during the summer months, to catch both a sunrise and sunset without having to move an inch.
Another interesting feature of this part of the coast is the very large tidal ranges that develop here around the dates of the full and new moons, with over 8 metres difference between high and low tides in extreme cases.
This means that with a relatively flat but undulating beach topography, watching the tide come in, filling the hollows and dips before covering the beach completely and surrounding the lighthouse, can be a fascinating way to spend a couple of hours.
But of course, I'm not content just to sit and watch the tide come in, I need to film it, especially when the rising tide coincides with a dramatic sunset as was the case on this particular evening in early June.
Filename - talacre timelapse 08.mp4
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 17-40mm zoom @17mm
Exposure (start of sequence)
1/40 sec, f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence)
4 secs, f4, ISO100
Time between exposures - 6 secs
Location - Talacre, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p
Clip duration - 20 secs
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