During our two week holiday in the southwest corner of England my wife Liz and I spent most of our time exploring the beautiful Devon and Cornwall countryside and coast from our base near Bude.
One of our favourite spots, and a place we returned to on a few occasions, was the dramatic seaside bay and beach at Crackington Haven on the Atlantic coast of North Cornwall.
A great place to watch a sunset from, but we also came here during the day for a picnic and a walk along the sand in the warm September sunshine.
Having relaxed off for an hour or so I was getting a bit antsy, in need of photographic action.
So I took myself off down onto the pebbles to see if I could shoot an interesting time lapse sequence.
The view out to sea was nice enough, but with clear skies there wasn't sufficient going on to make for an interesting video, so instead I turned my gaze inland, where lovely white fluffy cumulus clouds were tracking sideways across Crackington Haven from one headland to the other.
With a 'Vee' shaped composition formed by the cliffs either side of the beach I was soon shooting away at a much more dynamic scene, very suitable for a time lapse rendition.
What I wasn't banking on were the holidaymakers making their way up and own the pebbles in front of me, but having viewed the final video I think the people add a nice touch of human interest to an already lovely scene.
Filename - crackington haven timelapse 02
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/200 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/200 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.
Shooting interval - 2 seconds
Location - Crackington Haven, Cornwall, England
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K+, and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 13 seconds
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