A beautiful sunny evening in May on the North Wales coast - ideal conditions to shoot a time lapse video of the sun setting over the waters of the Irish Sea.
At this time of year, with the sun setting to the northwest, the promenade at Deganwy provides a great view to the far horizon, with the added bonus of a wooden refuge tower sticking out of the sea just nicely in line with the angle of the sunset.
I was hoping for clear skies all the way to the horizon, but that's quite a rare event here in North Wales, as as usual, the sun actually disappeared into a low bank of cloud just before sunset proper.
Even so, the effect was lovely to watch and film, and my wife Liz and I drove home afterwards refreshed at having seen such beauty.
Filename - deganwy sunset timelapse 13
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens (1st sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 65mm
Lens (2nd sequence) - 100-400mm zoom @ 400mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/2000 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/400 sec @ f5.6, ISO100
Filters (1st sequence) - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the light levels between the sky and sea.
Fliters (2nd sequence) - None.
Shooting interval (1st sequence) - 6 seconds
Shooting interval (2nd sequence) - 2 seconds
Location - Deganwy, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (5K, 4K, and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 16 seconds
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