A long weekend spent exploring the welsh coast around Barmouth and the Mawddach estuary in late April 2021 was just the post-covid lockdown tonic my wife Liz and I needed.
Add in a few days of glorious sunny weather and out joy was complete.
With clear skies at the horizon I took the opportunity to photograph and film the dramatic sunsets over the hills and mountains of the Llyn Peninsula, visible on the horizon over Cardigan Bay from the promenade at Barmouth.
I shot this time lapse sequence on our second evening at Barmouth, with drifting clouds catching the light in a most beguiling fashion, which continued long after the sun had actually set and dusk had fallen.
Filename - barmouth sunset timelapse 03
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2
Lens (1st clip) - 100-400mm zoom @ 400mm
Lens (2nd clip) - 24-105mm zoom @ 55mm
Exposure (start of shoot) - 1/320 sec @ f/5.6, ISO100
Exposure (end of shoot) - 1/15 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Filters - 2/3 stop neutral density reverse graduated filter used in 2nd clip to reduce the brightness of the sky near the horizon.
Shooting interval - 2 seconds
Location - Barmouth, Snowdonia, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and 1080p HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 34 seconds
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