The last week of May 2021 provided us with some lovely weather after a very wet and cold month, so my wife Liz and I made the most of it with some evening trips to the North Wales coast, just a few minutes' drive along the A55 from our home near Mold.
Our first stop was the promenade at Deganwy, which gives an excellent view of the sunset out over the Irish Sea to the northwest during the summer months.
When we arrived the sun was playing hide and seek behind broken clouds, sending vivid sunbeams shooting through the gaps in all directions.
So it was quickly out with the camera to capture the hundreds of still images needed to create this three stage time laspe video.
Quickly enough the sun had set into a bank of cloud along the horizon, but with the high clouds over the Great Orme headland still catching the light it wasn't quite time to pack thing away just yet, and a change of angle gave me a lovely view of the dusk skies over the rocks.
At last, when the last vestiges of colour had left the clouds, it was finally time to pack the camera equipment away for the drive back home, having really enjoyed our first trip to the seaside in decent weather for ages.
And with the promise of more good weather to come we were already planning our next visit as we headed back along the almost deserted A55.
Filename - deganwy sunset timelapse 23
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2
Lens (1st sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm
Lens (2nd sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm
Lens (3rd sequence) - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm
Exposure (start of shoot) - 1/400 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure (end of shoot) - 1/4 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Filters - 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 - 57 seconds
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