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Gran Canaria La Garita Time Lapse #1

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The story behind this video

This was the second trip that my wife Liz and I had taken for a spot of winter sun on Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands.

Our last visit was three years ago, taking our hire car exploring over most of the island's volcanic mountains and coastline.

One place that was definately on our 'must see again' list was the amazing shoreline Bufera at La Garita, on the east coast.

Fed by Atlantic swells, this natural volcanic pool fills and empties though an underground passageway, giving an effect almost like the rock is breathing which is mesmerising to watch.

On our previous visit I didn't know what to expect, so was ill equipped to do photographic justice to this wonderful place.

But this second time I turned up fully tooled with my extra wide angle lens, filters, tripod and programmable remote release, determined to make the best of the opportunity.

I ended up taking dozens of individual still images, live action video and this time lapse, comprising over 1,000 JPEGS shot continuously at a rate of 4 per second to give a view of the Bufera action speeded up by around 7 times.

Video data

Filename - gran canaria la garita timelapse 01.mp4

Camera - Canon 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 reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the brightness between the sky and foreground

Shooting interval - 1/4 second

Location - La Garita, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

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

Clip duration - 38 secs