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Storms on Cardigan Bay

Published November 24th, 2012

Aberystwyth is a pretty town on Cardigan Bay in Wales. The town looks out over the Irish Sea which ranges from totally placid to brutally savage. High tides frequently push the waves over the promenade and across the road onto the doorsteps of the Victorian terraces which stand bravely against the angry surf.
My family and I moved here a few months ago from Australia and I'm still fascinated by it's constantly changing features. This story is a tribute to the sea, the beach and the town...

Hurry Up!

Young couple tries to outrun a wave crashing onto the wharf.

  • November 19th, 2012
  • Nikon D700
  • 125mm / f/4.8 / 1/4000 sec

Evil Forces

This brutal wave was the biggest of the set and almost took me out!

  • November 19th, 2012
  • Nikon D700
  • 70mm / f/7.1 / 1/3200 sec

Bizarre Wave

Outrageous wave rises meters above the wharf.

  • November 19th, 2012
  • Nikon D700
  • 70mm / f/4.5 / 1/8000 sec

Crash

Spectacular wave explodes onto the wharf.

  • November 19th, 2012
  • Nikon D700
  • 260mm / f/9 / 1/3200 sec

Lighthouse under Siege 2

The Aber lighthouse gallantly holding up against the pounding surf.

  • November 19th, 2012
  • Nikon D700
  • 112mm / f/9 / 1/8000 sec

Wave Breaking

Wave breaks on Cardigan Bay, Wales.

  • November 19th, 2012
  • Nikon D700
  • 140mm / f/9 / 1/2500 sec

Coastguard Returns

Just as I was leaving I caught sight of the coastguard bravely negotiating the harbour entrance...

  • November 19th, 2012
  • Nikon D700
  • 300mm / f/9 / 1/6400 sec

Splash 1

Waves crash into the promenade near the old university.

  • November 14th, 2012
  • Nikon D700
  • 122mm / f/4.8 / 1/4 sec

Wave by Pier

  • November 14th, 2012
  • Nikon D700
  • 70mm / f/4.5 / 1/6 sec

Splash 3

Another view of the promenade.

  • November 14th, 2012
  • Nikon D700
  • 70mm / f/4.5 / 2/5 sec

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JohnKennethBahamon
John Kenneth Bahamon  over 2 years ago
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Ohh that good story. You may want to look at my photographs. greetings from Colombia.
Elcubillo
JuanMa Hernanz  over 2 years ago
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Fantastic story, very nice shots of the sea.
Iznthisfun
Paulo Fontes  over 2 years ago
0
Incredible Story Craig. Love the strength of the sea and the colours of the "stormy"day!! Great job!
Goshito
Jorge Hern├índez  over 2 years ago
0
I love this story set! Amazing! i look and look again and again the pictures! Congratulations!
moonlet
Craig Kirkwood  over 2 years ago
0
Hey thanks Jorge. It was an amazing day really... So many waves to choose from!