High spring tide in Porlock Salt Marsh

The wide sweep of Porlock Bay is a high-energy coastline of shingle beaches. In 1996, a storm breached the beach, flooding fields and an orchard. The beach has not been repaired, leading to the formation of a new salt marsh which continues to flood on high spring tides. Salt water has killed the trees but their skeletons remain, sentinels to the advancing sea. Like the failed groynes, these are excellent photographic subjects, especially when surrounded by sea water. Spring high tide at this location coincides with sunset around the equinoxes, which create the highest tides of the year.

F/16, HDR: 5 seconds, 20 seconds and 30 seconds, ISO 100
Accepted: Bristol 2021 (Honourable Mention)

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High spring tide in Porlock Salt Marsh

The wide sweep of Porlock Bay is a high-energy coastline of shingle beaches. In 1996, a storm breached the beach, flooding fields and an orchard. The beach has not been repaired, leading to the formation of a new salt marsh which continues to flood on high spring tides. Salt water has killed the trees but their skeletons remain, sentinels to the advancing sea. Like the failed groynes, these are excellent photographic subjects, especially when surrounded by sea water. Spring high tide at this location coincides with sunset around the equinoxes, which create the highest tides of the year.

F/16, HDR: 5 seconds, 20 seconds and 30 seconds, ISO 100
Accepted: Bristol 2021 (Honourable Mention)

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