The tide of the century in Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo is a large city in Brittany, located not far from the Pointe du Grouin. In February and March 2015, I had the opportunity to view and photograph a rare event that only happens every 18 years, called the ‘Tide of the century‘ : a special day where the difference between the high and low tide is extreme.

Therefore, in the morning and in the evening, Saint-Malo’s beaches were completely covered by water, which is very rare. You can tell by the sign on the post cover photo above, saying that walking along the coast during a storm is forbidden, that it can sometimes be quite dangerous. Here are some few shots of Saint-Malo’s coast, during the March Tide of the century’.

Date
February and March 2015

Gear
Sony Alpha 7 +  Minolta MD 28mm f/2.8 + Minolta MD 50mm f/2.0

Software(s) used
Photoshop Camera RAW + AnalogExif

Sadly, the 21st of march tide was not that dramatic, however, I had just acquired my Sony Alpha 7, so I also photographed Saint-Malo streets and people gathered in great number to see the phenomenon.

When I left home, I forgot to bring a tripod (certainly my Joby GorillaPod), which would have been pretty useful for my long exposure shots.

Saint-Malo is a nice town to photograph, whether it is the buildings along the coast, or the surroundings like its busy docks.