My wife Liz and I had spent a lovely day in early Autumn 2020 exploring some of our well loved beauty spots in and around the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, basking in the warm sunshine.
Loth just to go home by the quickest route, we decided to cut through the mountains to the coast at Dinas Dinlle to have a look at the sunset out over the Irish Sea.
Arriving at low tide, and with striking patterns of light and dark on the beach below us caused by sunlight on tidal pools, it was very quickly out with the camera and tripod to capture the hundreds of still images I needed to create this time lapse video of the beautiful sunset and its reflection in the calm waters of the tidal pools and runoff streams.
All too sooon the sun disappeared below the western horizon and I finished taking the photos needed for this time lapse video.
But that wasn't the end of our time at Dinas Dinlle, as we stayed watching and filming through dusk, moonset, and on into the night, marvelling at the Milky Way tracking through the wonderfully dark skies.
But that's a story for a few more videos, which you can watch by following these links:
Filename - dinas dinlle sunset timelapse 01
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 40mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/800 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/160 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to redcue the brightness of the sky relative to the foreground.
Shooting interval - 6 seconds
Location - Dinas Dinlle, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 13 seconds
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