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Criccieth Timelapse #1

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A beautiful drive through the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park under dramatic skies found my wife Liz and I parked up on the seafront at Criccieth on the North Wales coast, just at the start of the Llyn Peninsula.

With a ruined castle perched on the headland overlooking the beach, and a view back across the bay to the mountains of Snowdonia on the horizon, Criccieth is a visual treat.

So I took full advantage of the situation to set my camera and tripod up on the beach to record the dramatic clouds streaming by over the castle for this time lapse video.

I knew that the tide was coming in so I positioned myself a reasonable distance from the water's edge to beging filming, but even so I only managed fifteen minutes' worth before the waves started to lap over my tripod legs.

Time for a strategic withdrawl back to the promenade and a well earned picnic!

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Video data

Filename - criccieth timelapse 01.mp4

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

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

Filters - Polarising filter used to darken blue sky. 2 stop neutral density filter used to balance the brightness between sky and land.

Shooting interval - 2 seconds

Location - Criccieth, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps

Clip duration - 15 seconds