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Brenig Windfarm #2

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The story behind this video

Love 'em or hate 'em, the newly installed onshore wind turbines at Clocaenog in North Wales make for a striking addition to the views from the Llyn Brenig reservoir.

My wife Liz and I were taking advantage of a brief break in the October weather to get out of the house and go for a yomp in the countryside, with our chosen activity being a walk across the giant dam at Llyn Brenig reservoir, followed by a cup of coffee in the visitor's centre afterwards.

The walk along the dam took longer than expected, as I was constantly stopping to take stills and video as sunlight and shadow played across the waters of the lake and surrounding countryside.

The turbines, being such as prominent feature, featured heavily in my creative efforts, such as this video clip showing the blades spinning nicely in the freshening breeze.

But all too soon heavy rain clouds appeared in the west, heading rapidly our way, and we only just made it back to the café in time before the heavens opened, putting an end to our excursion for the day.

But never mind, living in beautiful North Wales means that we can visit Brenig and all the other achingly lovely places whenever we want.

Video data

Filename - brenig windfarm 02

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom

Exposure - Aperture and ISO selected to allow 1/60 sec shutter speed.

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

Location - LLyn Brenig reservoir, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (1080p HD format also available)

Clip duration - 34 seconds