Llyn Alwen reservoir in North Wales is an oasis of calm and quiet compared to its larger and much more heavily visited neighbour, Llyn Brenig.
My wife Liz and I come here often, for a walk around the forested margins of the lake, nibbling on bilberries as we go along, enjoying the complete absense of traffic noise and other man-made intrusions to the natural order of things.
However, on this occasion in August 2018, with a cold wind blowing heavy clouds over the landscape we ventured no further than the impressive stone dam at the end of the reservoir, where I set my camera up to record this two part time lapse of those dramatic clouds.
Much more interesting from a photographic point of view than clear blue skies, but not too good if you want a pleasant hike around the lake.
Filename - alwen reservoir timelapse 04.mp4
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens (1st sequence) - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm
Lens (2nd sequence) - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm
Exposure (1st sequence) - 1/320 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (2nd sequence) - 1/640 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density filter used to balance the brightness between sky and water.
Shooting interval - 3 seconds
Location - Alwen Reservoir, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps
Clip duration - 35 seconds
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