The vast sandbanks and beach at Conwy Morfa on the North Wales coast, exposed at low tide, looked especially impressive from high up on the hills of the Sychnant Pass as I set up my camera on a heather covered hillside to record the still images needed for this time lapse video.
Over my shoulder the sun was setting into a blaze of cloud, but I resisted the temptation to point my camera westwards and concentrated on what I'd climbed up here to film - the change from day to night over the bay as the tide came in and the lights of the A55 expressway and Llandduno on the far side of the water replaced the natural twilight.
I had a wonderful evening, with everything happening according to plan (a rare occurence!), and I especially enjoyed watching as the tide came in, covering the sandbanks and submerging the beach below me.
In all I spent around two hours watching and filming that evening, with not a soul in sight in this visual wonderland, before I eventually packed everything away and made my way back down the pass to my car for the drive home, tired but exhilarated with another beautiful experience on the North Wales coast.
Filename - conwy morfa timelapse 02.mp4
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 22mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/60 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 4 secs @ f4, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the exposure between the sky and land.
Shooting interval - 10 seconds
Location - Sychnant Pass, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps
Clip duration - 24 seconds
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