The end of a lovely afternoon spent walking the cliffs and beaches on the Isle of Anglesey, just off the North Wales coast, found my wife Liz and I at one of our favourite sunset spots - Church Bay (or Porth Swtan in the welsh).
Backed by west facing golden cliffs that glow in the warm light of the setting sun, and with acres of flat, clean sand punctuated by a vast variety of different coloured rocks and rockpools, this is a marvellous place just to stroll around, take in the sea air and have a bit of a paddle.
Which is what we did, until about half an hour before sunset which was when my protestant work ethic kicked in and I set up my camera and tripod on the highest rock I could find, overlooking the sea covered beach, to shoot the stills for this time lapse video.
The combination of the setting sun and ebbing tide was just too good a combination of events to allow to go un-recorded, and I spent the next hour and a bit perched on my rock making small adjustments to the camera's exposure setting as the light slowly bled from the sky and the sand below me was gradually exposed by the receding waters.
An hour and a half's drive back home followed, happy and contented, basking the memory of the sheer beauty of the North Wales coast.
Filename - church bay sunset timelapse 03.mp4
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/500 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 0.8 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - 3 stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky.
Capture interval - 6 seconds
Location - Church Bay, Anglesey, Wales
This clip - HD 720p
Clip duration - 25 seconds
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