What promised to be the last nice evening's weather before the arrival of storm Ellen in August 2020 found my wife Liz and I out and about on the North Wales coast at Deganwy, enjoying an evening stroll along the promenade in the bracing sea breeze.
On the way back to the car, with sunset approaching, we started to notice vivid sunbeams breaking through the increasing cloud cover over the Irish Sea far out to the west.
Never one to miss a bit of weather drama, it was quickly out with the camera and tripod (always carried in the back of the car) and I soon got busy taking the hundreds of still images required to create this time lapse video, making small adjustments to the exposure setting as the light levels fell away.
I was hoping that the setting sun would find a gap in the wrack at the horizon and give me some dramatic underlighting on those heavy clouds, but it was not to be.
But never mind, as instead I watched and filmed as heavy rain squalls tracked from left to right out to sea, right until just after sunset, which is when I finally drew this photography session to a close, ready for the drive back home.
Filename - deganwy sunset timelapse 19
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 96mm
Exposure - (start of sequence) - 1/125 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure - (end of sequence) - 1/15 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Filters (1st sequence) - 2/3 stop neutral density reverse graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky at the horizon.
Shooting interval - 3 seconds
Location - Deganwy, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 32 seconds
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