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Cumulus Clouds #1

Dramatic cumulus clouds catching the light of the setting sun

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The weather in North Wales can be described kindly as 'changeable'.

Which can be a bit rough if you're planning a barbeque, but for an outdoor photographer, active and dramatic atmospheric conditions are meat and drink.

Which is why I turned my lens skywards this particular evening on the coast at Deganwy, to capture the beautiful and dramatic formations of towering cumulus clouds as they roiled overhead in the light of the setting sun.

This photo is just one of hundreds that I took of the sky that evening in April 2018, in order to make my Clouds Timelapse #17 time lapse video, and well worth enjoying as an image in its own right.

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Image data

Filename - clouds cumulus 01.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 95mm

Exposure - 1/160 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to darken the blue sky and slow the exposure down.

Location - Deganwy, North Wales

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image underexposed slightly to preserve highlights in the clouds.