With covid travel restrictions lifted in Wales in early April 2021 my wife Liz and I took advantage of our hard won freedom to revisit some of our favourite places along the North Wales coast.
Nearing the end of the day we made our way to one of the best spots to watch a sunset from, the promenade at Deganwy, looking out over the Irish Sea to Anglesey and Puffin Island on the western horizon.
With clear skies and hardly any breeze conditions were ideal to shoot a time lapse video of the sunset and twilight, using a long lens to capture the actual sunset in all its drama, followed quickly with a wide angle lens to capture the twilight clouds over the rugged headlands at Penmaenmawr.
What a fantastic way to end a wonderful day out spent enjoying the beauties of the North Wales coast, discovered afresh after months of lockdown!
Filename - deganwy sunset timelapse 22
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2
Lens (1st sequence) - 100-400mm zoom @ 150mm
Lens (2nd sequence) - 100-400mm zoom @ 400mm
Lens (3rd sequence) - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm
Exposure (start of shoot) - 1/4000 sec @ f5, ISO100
Exposure (end of shoot) - 0.6 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - Sequences 1 and 2 - No filters used. Sequence 3 - 2/3 stop neutral density reverse graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky, especially along the horizon.
Shooting interval - 2 seconds
Location - Deganwy promenade, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K, and 1080p HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 62 seconds
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