Late evening and a new crescent moon was making its way slowly across the twilight glow of a North Wales sky at the end of a beautiful clear day in late spring 2020.
During this period of coronavirus lockdown I've grown to appreciate my locality much more than when we were free to travel to Snowdonia or the wonderful North Wales coast.
The small lake on Buckley Common, within walking disance of where we live, has proved to be a great spot to catch the evening sky, especially on calm evenings when the still waters reflect what's going on above.
And so it was on this particular evening, as I sat entranced by the water's edge watching as the moon sank towards the western horizon and bats flitted around my head picking off the insects swarming around.
Not a bad way to spend a lockdown evening!
Filename - buckley moonset timelapse 01
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2
Lens (1st sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 67mm, (2nd sequence) - 100-400mm zoom @ 210mm
Exposure (start of shoot) - 1/6 sec @ f/4, ISO100, (end of shoot) - 2 secs @ f/5, ISO100
Filters (1st sequence) - 2 stop graduated neutral density filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky relative to its reflection, (2nd sequence) - None.
Shooting interval (1st sequnce) - 6 seconds, (2nd sequence) - 4 seconds.
Location - Buckley, North Wales
Video processing - Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Premiere Pro
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K, and 1080p HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 26 seconds
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