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Conway Time Lapse #9

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One of the most iconic views on the North Wales coast, this is Conway castle, situated very prettily on the banks of the tidal estuary of the river Conwy.

I'd just finished taking the stills for my Conway Time Lapse #8 video, showing the sunset over the mouth of the estuary, but I was loth to pack up and go home at that point, with the castle lights on the far side of the river just starting to come on.

So it was in with a fresh memory card and battery, and following swift re-alignment of my tripod mounted camera I was off again shooting stills every six seconds as the natural light faded from the scene, to be replaced by the artificial lights of the castle and harbour.

The tide had turned about an hour previously, and was coming in with increasing vigour but had yet to sweep over the exposed mud flats between my position and the castle which meant I was able to capture the castle's reflection in the wet gloop as well - a double whammy!

I kept on shooting stills until pretty much all the natural light had gone, leaving the lit castle and town glowing brightly against the night sky, together with its reflection in the wet mud.

Well worth spending an extra hour and a quarter stood by my camera to watch and film such a lovely specatacle.

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Video data

Filename - conway timelapse 09.mp4

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 40mm

Exposure (start of shoot) - 1/2 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of shoot) - 6 secs @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky and castle.

Capture interval - 10 seconds

Location - Conway, North Wales coast

This clip - HD 720p

Clip duration - 12 seconds