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Derwent Water Timelapse #1

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I didn't hold out much hope of any decent photography during the three day weekend in the Lake District my wife Liz and I planned for late November 2017.

Not exactly the time of year for dry weather in this part of the world - those lakes are there for a reason!

But in the end I was pleasantly suprised as the weather on the Saturday and Sunday turned out to be great, with a mixture of sunshine and cloud throwing lovely low angled light on the late autumn colours of this iconic landscape.

With no particular plan in mind, a drive northwards from our base at Windermere took us up a little single track road over Ashness Bridge up to a National trust car park with the intriguing name of 'Suprise View'.

A suprise it certainly was, with this stunning overlook over Derwent Water far below just off the side of the road.

I needed no further encouragement to pay the car park fee and set up my camera for half an hour's time lapse shooting as a variety of clouds passed by overhead, casting glorious patches of sunlight and shadow over the landscape below.

A picnic helped the time pass, but it was no hardship to stay here just revelling in the warm sunshine and beautiful autumn scenery until our ticket expired and it was time to move on to the next lovely spot while the weather still held.

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Video data

Filename - derwent water timelapse 01.mp4

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/250 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/250 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours and reduce glare. Two stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the exposure between the sky and land.

Shooting interval - 3 seconds

Location - Derwent Water, Lake District, England

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps

Clip duration - 14 seconds