Having worked late I was driving back home on a summer's evening enjoying a beautifully developing sunset, and wondering how I could take advantage of the couple of hours of free time I had available.
No sooner had the thought entered my head than I knew where to go - the Dock Road at Connah's Quay on the banks of the river Dee, giving views out along the tidal estuary to the elegant Flintshire suspension bridge and not so elegant Connah's Quay gas fired power station.
Well I wasn't dissapointed, enjoying the view and taking the hundreds of still images needed to make this time lapse as the sun set over the power station and the day slowly faded to night, with the lights of the brigde reflecting in the waters below.
Before I knew it it was eleven o'clock and well past my bedtime!
So I packed everything away and carried on my journey home, elated at having witnessed such beauty in the midst of a run down industrial landscape.
Filename - deeside timelapse 05
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 35mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/125 sec @ f4, ISO100Exposure (end of sequence) - 4 secs @ f4, ISO200
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the brightness of the scene with its reflection.
Shooting interval - 6 seconds
Location - Connah's Quay, Deeside, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (5k, 4k and HD 1080p versions also available)
Clip duration - 36 seconds
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