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Comeragh Mountains Time Lapse #1

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There's a popular saying amongst outdoor photographers that 'bad weather makes good photos'.

I wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment, even more so when applied to time lapse photography.

So I was very excited about Liz and my planned trip to explore the beauties of the southwest of Ireland for a week, as I knew that we would be in for some interesting weather, fresh off the Atlantic Ocean.

Well I wasn't disappointed, with dramatic and changeable conditions all week long while Liz and I toured the area.

One of our trips took us well off the beaten track, driving high up along single track roads into the Comeragh Mountains in County Waterford.

Stopping at a beauty spot for a picnic lunch, it was freezing cold in the stiff breeze but the sheer drama of the view and the magnificent storm clouds blowing overhead meant that I just hasd to brave the elements and set up my camera to record this time lapse sequence.

Fortunately the light levels remained pretty constant for the half hour or so that the camera was active for, so I could retire back to the car and have lunch without having to get out to make exposure adjustments.

Yes - I know that's pretty nesh, but I can live with that!

Lunch over and camera safely stowed away and it was off again down the the coast and our next port of call, refreshed in both body and soul.

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Video data

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure - 1/60 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - Three stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky.

Shooting interval - 3 seconds

Location - Comeragh Mountains, County Waterford, Ireland

This clip - HD 720p 30fps

Clip duration - 17 secs