Turbulent Seas at Welcombe Mouth photo

Turbulent Seas at Welcombe Mouth

Welcombe, North Devon

I took this photo at Welcombe Mouth during sunset last night. The sea was really turbulent as it was coming in on the spring tides. I love the patterns of the waves in this photo; it just shows the level of energy and motion that was present in such a serene setting. The sound of the sea was fantastic. The waves don’t look that big but they were 5-8 feet easily. I had to retreat to a safer position on the steps leading down to the beach towards the end as the waves were hitting the base of the cliff at the top of the beach. My daughter and I nearly got soaked on several occasions! The sea spray was an issue and I had to constantly clean my 0.9 hard ND Lee filter. When I got home I had to clean my camera, lens and of course my tripod.

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Here is a short video that I took with my Canon 5D mark 2 after taking photos after having to retreat up the steps. It isn’t a great video but shows the beautiful churning of the sea.


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