A week's holiday at Cromer on the North Sea coast of Norfolk gave me some great opportunities for shooting timelaspe videos featuring the famous pier.
Having got up early on three mornings to shoot dawn timelapse sequences, I decided on one final photographic binge at the other end of the day, aiming to capture sunset, twilight and night with the pier lights coming on as darkness falls.
However, my chosen evening turned out to be pretty grey, with no sign of a sunset, and after an hour's filming I was on the point of giving up.
But then, as the lights of the pier came on and the sky grew a darker shade of grey, a bank of sea fog rolled shorewards, enveloping the pier in billowing clouds of vapour which started glowing in the increasing strength of the pier's artificial lights.
Now this was more like it, with plenty of atmospheric action to capture on timelapse, so I kept going until all natural light had gone and the fog arrived in anger.
I'm so glad I didn't give up early on!
Filename - cromer timelapse 04.mp4
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/15 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 3.2 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - None.
Shooting interval - 10 seconds
Location - Cromer, Norfolk, England
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps
Clip duration - 24 seconds
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