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Dramatic Clouds over Colwyn Bay

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The story behind this video

Racing an approaching storm front along the North Wales coast on our way home from a day out on the Isle of Anglesey, Liz and I stopped to watch the action at Rhos-on-Sea, at the western end of Colwyn Bay.

The weather front was pushing some amazing and dramatic clouds in front of it, and we watched as the clouds streamed eastwards overhead.

Of course, it wasn't long before I had my trusty Canon 6D out and mounted on my tripod to record the stunning display as a time lapse video sequence.

With the speed the clouds were moving, I only needed a two second gap between frames, so it only took half an hour or so to record enough stills for this video before climbing back into the car and heading off home, keeping just head of the rain.

Video data

Filename - colwyn bay timelapse 03.mp4

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105 zoom @ 28mm

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

Filters - Polarising and 2 stop neutral density graduated

Shooting interval - 2 seconds

Location - Colwyn Bay, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps

Clip duration - 32 seconds