Mapua – low tide from the northern sandspit

By: itakephotosofclouds

Aug 10 2012

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Category: Places, Sunsets, Travel, Weather

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Aperture:f/2.8
Focal Length:4.6mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/1250 sec
Camera:Canon DIGITAL IXUS 860 IS

It’s a rare occurrence at Mapua that the spring tides drop the water in the bay to such low levels, but for a few evenings this sandspit was available for us to wander out and look back to the mainland.

The tidal flows through the estuary are quick running and the fall/rise many meters which leaves large expanses of mud flats where the receding water creates small lagoons and the still air and setting sun sets up the perfect conditions for the reflected light to be captured as in this image.

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