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Clouds Timelapse #17

The story behind this video

Filming away at Deganwy on the North Wales coast, hoping for a nice sunset, I was a bit disappointed as the sun disappeared into a bank of murk on the western horizon.

But my disappointmeent was short lived as a turned my gaze eastwards to this large and volatile bank of cumulus cloud billowing overhead, and looking like a giant cauliflower in the light of the setting sun.

A quick re-orientation of my camera, plus a couple of exposure and filter adjustments, and I was away shooting this two stage time lapse video of this dramatic spectacle.

t pays to be flexible in what you plan to photograph when working outdoors, especially on the North wales coast, where conditions can change in an instant.

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Video data

Filename - clouds timelapse 17.mp4

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens (1st sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 95mm
Lens (2nd sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 35mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/160 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/125 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to darken the sky.

Shooting interval - 2 seconds

Location - Deganwy, North Wales coast

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps

Clip duration - 11 seconds