A day of very active weather in Snowdonia, Wales, found my wife Liz and I at one of the most beautiful spots on the planet - Cregennan Lakes high in the mountains of Snowdonia at the foot of Cader Idris.
We arrived at Cregennan just in front of an approaching storm, with dark clouds massing over the peaks and streaming out across the lakes over our heads.
I decided to risk a time lapse session while we ate our lunch, safely ensconed in the car, setting up my camera and tripod to take in a lovely, dramatic view out over the lake, with a large rock in the foreground.
Unfortunately this rock proved irrestistable to a young brother and sister, who took great delight in climbing up on it to pose for my camera, as you can see in the finished video.
I decided to let things run, as the cloud action was exceptional, eventually finishing the time lapse filming just before a torrential and cold downpour hit us, sending everyone, children included, scurrying back to their cars for shelter.
Such is life in welsh mountain weather!
After another half an hour the rain stopped, the skies cleared and we ventured out for a walk around the lakes in bright, warm sunshine! But that's another video!
Filename - cregennan lakes timelapse 02.mp4
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/5 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/5 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - 6 stop neutral density filter used to slow the shutter speed. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the exposure between sky and land
Shooting interval - 3 seconds
Location - Cregennan Lakes, Snowdonia, Wales
This clip - HD 720p 30fps
Clip duration - 19 secs
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