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Gran Canaria Amadores Time Lapse #1

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The story behind this video

I'm not normally in favour of filming and photographing at tourist resorts, preferring to showcase the beauty of the natural landscape when my wife Liz and I are away on holiday.

But for the small resort of Amadores on the south coast of Gran Canaria in the canary Islands I was prepared to make an exeption.

At the time of year we visited, late February, the sun was due to set into the Atlantic ocean just nicely behind a row of mature seafront palm trees, which, for me, was what swayed the arguement in favour of shooting this time lapse.

So my wife Liz and I spent a lovely couple of hours sitting on a bench watching the sun set and dusk fall over the sun loungers as my camera clicked away, with me just getting up to make the odd exposure adjustment as the light fell away.

Not quite as dramatic as the coast of my home ground of North Wales, but a lot warmer!

Video data

Filename - gran canaria amadores timelapse 01.mp4

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/2000 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 2 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the brightness between the sky and foreground

Shooting interval - 10 seconds

Location - Amadores, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

This clip - HD 720p 30fps (5k, 4k and HD versions also available)

Clip duration - 26 secs