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Posted by
Spike (not Bristol, United Kingdom) on 26 February 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Last weekend saw another spring tide. With the moon's wobbly orbit bringing it high overhead, it meant a full tide, 14.2 metres, about as high as it gets without a storm swell.

So I toddled down to Severn Beach about half an hour before the peak, with a vague aim of capturing something to do with "high water".

This isn't really that. It's a 50-second exposure taken about half an hour after high tide, when the water is really starting to recede. The water is opaque with silt; the transparency you see here is from it draining away while the shutter is open.

Thanks for stopping to take a look.

sunstone_maria from California, United States

fantastic!! fantastic!!A*****

26 Feb 2011 6:21am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Top notch Spike, a minimalist gem.

27 Feb 2011 7:45pm