It is a very low tide on a dark and starless night. The lights running down the pier glint off the water and sand bending and weaving like a some kind of long kaleidoscope. Light patterns provide an engaging focus as waves slowly roll onto shore. This is the first in a new series of low light scenes intended to sooth away the stresses of the day.
What can you say about the wide stereo audio experience of a night beach! The birds are mostly bedded down (occasional tiny plovers will round along the water line with their fast little legs going a zillion miles an hour in the darkness) and the sounds roll from left to right and then the other way... Occasionally a larger wave builds up and crashes - or rapidly zips up or down the shore. When you start to pay attention to the little things is when you really relax.
The tide is going out leaving a long stretch of watery sand but occasionally a wave rolls way in refreshing the reflective nature of the low tide shore.
This ZoneOut TV episode was made possible because of the new iPhone 12 Pro Max. Although technically it's a phone, it is also probably the best low light video camera ever. It has the ability to make beautiful video even when there is very, very little light.
This is something possible for long-exposure still images, but not previously for video. The waves are illuminated by the lights of a boardwalk about 300 yards behind the camera, and the water reflections are from the pier light about 1/4 mile away.
This camera opens a whole new creative world for ZoneOut TV and we hope you like it. Not all night scenes are meant as sleep episodes though this one is perfectly capable of knocking you out.
We look forward to your comments on this and if you like it. We have lots of ideas that the new camera makes possible.