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red tide | by Minghua Nie
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red tide

I went back three days later to take photos of glowing red tide again with a longer lens. To my surprise, the glow this time was so intense that it was visible even before dark (see my comment section), although a balanced exposure that captures the dim glow while not over-exposing sky at dusk was difficult. My conjecture is that this more intense luminescence was caused by a combination of more algae growth and low tide. A day after that, when I went again, the glow was barely visible at night: not so lucky for the photographers, but a good news for the coast.

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Taken on September 28, 2011