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Flint Castle Timelapse #1

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The story behind this video

The coast of North Wales is punctuated by a string of medieval castles built by King Edward 1st in order to control the rebellious welsh.

The most northerly of these castles was built on the coast at Flint, and its substantial ruins now dominate the tidal mudflats of the river Dee estaury.

My wife Liz and I had just returned from a walk along the side of the Dee, following the Wales coastal path, and had arrived back at the castle car park just a few minutes before sunset.

With high altitude wispy cirrus clouds drifting over the castle, catching the last light of the day, it was too good an opportunity to pass by.

So it was out with the camera and tripod to capture the few hundred still images needed to create this time lapse video as the natural light of day slowly faded from the scene.

What a lovely way to end a cracking day exploring the beautiful scenery and turbulent history of the North Wales borders and coast.

Video data

Filename - flint castle timelapse 01

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/15 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/2 sec @ f/4, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky relative to the foreground.

Shooting interval - 2 seconds

Location - Flint, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and HD formats also available)

Clip duration - 17 seconds