A gentle breeze blew over the bleak landscape of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, England, wafting light summer cumulus clouds over the top of Stowes Hill and the famous 'Cheesewring' granite tor rock formation, seeming to defy gravity with its improbable arrangement of weathered stone.
My wife Liz and I were spending a couple of weeks' holiday exploring the beautiful scenery in Devon and Cornwall, and a day spent driving around Bodmin Moor was high on our list of 'must see' locations.
Bodmin Moor didn't disappoint, and with the weather just right for a bit of exercise we started off by fortifying ourselves with a Cornish cream tea (jam first of course!) before hiking the mile or so up to the summit of Stowes Hill to check out the outlandish rock formations at the top.
We didn't rush our hike, mainly because I stopped every so often to shoot video and time lapse sequences of the lovely cloud play going on overhead, with patches of sunlight and shadow racing across the landscape.
The final climb up to the top was a bit of a thigh burner, and we were quite glad of the quarter hour sit down while I took a few hundred still images of the Cheesewring in order to make this short time lapse video.
I also took the time to record some real time video of the scene, which you can watch by clicking this link.
Filename - bodmin moor timelapse 02
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/160 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/160 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.
Shooting interval - 2 seconds
Location - Stowes Hill, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, England
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K+, and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 8 seconds
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