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Sunset at Connah's Quay #1

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In my efforts to photograph and video the beauties of North Wales I usually concentrate on the natural landscape, but sometimes I make an exception, and the midsummer sunset over the river Dee at Connah's Quay is one such.

For just a couple of weeks a year, either side of midsummer's day, the sun sets far enough to the northwest to interact with the chimneys of the Connah's Quay gas fired power station and suspension bridge, which are rendered into a pleasing and dramatic silhouette against the bright sky.

So with such a short window of opportunity to catch this particular event I have to keep a beady eye on the weather forecast, looking for clear skies to the west to capture a clean sunset.

I wasn't alone in my endeavours this particular evening, with three other photographers and a couple of anglers sharing this viewpoint.

It was nice to have someone to chat with during my hour and a half vigil, and I even found out about a few other local photography hotspots that I wasn't aware of which I'll be visiting shortly.

So all in all, a very profitable evening.

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Video data

Filename - connahs quay timelapse 01.mp4

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens (1st sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 60mm
Lens (2nd sequence) - 100-400mm zoom @ 190mm
Lens (3rd sequence) - 17-40mm zoom @ 36mm

Exposure (1st sequence) - 1/40 sec @ f22, ISO100
Exposure (2nd sequence) - 1/40sec @ f32, ISO100
Exposure (3rd sequence) - 1/40sec @ f4, ISO100

Shooting interval (1st sequence) - 10 seconds
Shooting interval (2nd sequence) - 6 seconds
Shooting interval (3rd sequence) - 6 seconds

Location - Connah's Quay, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps

Clip duration - 20 seconds