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Cregennan Lakes Time Lapse #3

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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.

Having weathered a downpour safely ensconed in our car, we then took a hike around the two lakes as the skies cleared and a warm sun had us shedding layers of clothing as we went.

Back at the car park, and with the weather now being so nice, I decided to set up my camera by the side of the larger of the lakes for a time lapse session.

The contrast in weather from just an hour or so before had to be seen to be believed, and you can watch a time lapse taken a couple of hours previously under very different conditions at this link.

Sitting on a rock by the side of a beautiful lake, with mountains in the background and sunlight and shadow playing over the landscape in front of you - where else would you want to be?

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Video data

Filename - cregennan lakes timelapse 03.mp4

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/160 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/160 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours and reduce glare. 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 - 24 secs