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Black Head Timelapse #1

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The story behind this video

A week's holiday in the west of Ireland found my wife Liz and I re-visiting some of our favourite places along the Wild Atlantic Way coastal drive.

One such spot was the Burren National Park in County Clare, an amazing geological treat comprising a huge area of limestone pavement stretching right down to the Atlantic ocean.

The Wild Atlantic Way takes you right along the edge of the coast at this point, passing the famous Black Head lighthouse on the way round.

I've often driven past here wanting to stop and photograph, only to be frustrated by the lack of parking. (One space, maybe two if you're on a bike!).

But on this windy and cloudy evening I actually had the road and parking space to myself, so I made the most of the opportunity to take several photos of the lighthouse and limestone pavement followed by the several hundreds of frames necessary to make this time lapse video.

Then it was back into the car and onto the next beautiful spot along this wonderful stretch of coastline.

Video data

Filename - black head timelapse 01

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/60 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/60 secs@ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky. Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Shooting interval - 2 seconds

Location - Black Head, Burren National Park, County Clare, Ireland

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (5k, 4k and HD 1080p versions also available)

Clip duration - 16 seconds