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Clouds Timelapse #14

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I love shooting photos and time lapse clips of the sunset, especially when there's dramatic clouds in the sky to catch the light.

But quite often it's after the sun has dipped below the horizon and everyone else has packed up that the real magic happens.

If there's a gap in the clouds at the horizon then, even through the sun has set, light can still stream upwards from below the horizon and catch the bottom surfaces of high clouds.

And what light it is!

Rich, golden and warm, having passed through a thick layer of our atmosphere which filters out the blue end of the visible spectrum, this type of light paints the clouds with a delicate beauty that you only see just before sunrise or just after sunset.

Well worth sticking around for.

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Video data

Filename - clouds timelapse 14.mp4

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/30 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/13 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density filter used to balance the exposure between sky and sea.

Shooting interval - 3 seconds

Location - Llandudno West Shore, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps

Clip duration - 11 seconds