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Stormy weather over the North Wales coast at Llandudno #5

Stormy weather over the North Wales coast at Llandudno

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The desire to get out for a breath of sea air finally overcame my wife Liz and my reluctance to get wet and cold on a stormy December day.

So we loaded up our car with survival gear and photographic equipment and headed to the West Shore at Llandudno on the North Wales for a bracing stroll in the freshening breeze.

Stroll over, we parked up at the base of the Great Orme while I attempted some photography.

The storm clouds over the North Wales coast, with rain squalls tracking along the horizon, were very dramatic so I hunkered down behind a convenient parapet and set my camera off recording the few hundred still images needed to create my Llandudno Clouds Timelapse #3 video.

At the end of my time lapse shoot the sun broke through a gap in the clouds near the western horizon and bathed the West Shore in glorious storm light.

So a quick re-adjustment of camera angle and shooting mode allowed me to capture this dramatic image of the West Shore stonework glowing in the fierce sunlight set against the ominous dark, stormy skies over to the south, while large waves crashed against the sea defences below me.

I managed bearly a minute's worth of shooting both video and still images before the approaching rain squall caught up with me and it was a quick dash back to the car and shelter!

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Related videos

Llandudno Storm Video #1
Llandudno Clouds Timelapse #3

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Filename - llandudno storm 05

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/200 sec @ f/4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Location - Llandudno West Shore, North Wales

Image enhancements - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Image underexposed slightly to preserve highlights.