If, like me, you love dramatic weather then the North Wales coast is hard to beat for its sheer variety of atmospheric conditions.
Catching weather fronts as they stream in from across the Irish Sea, the cloudscapes over the coast are ever changing, and you can see some really spectacular light shows as the sun sets to the west.
One of the best places to catch the action is the West Shore at Llandudno, with big skies, a dramatic coastline and huge tidal range all adding to whatever is happening in the heavens above.
On this particular occasion, on a cold January afternoon around sunset, there was a lovely fan of high altitude cirrus cloud, the precursor of a cold front, swirling over the striking limestone headland of the Great Orme.
Needing no further encouragement I set up my camera, tripod and intervalometer to record the hundreds of still images needed to make this time lapse video, adjusting the exposure to compensate as the sun set and light levels decreased rapidly.
I kept filming until the clouds lost the last of the light before packing away happy at having watched such beauty.
And the great thing is, the next time I'm here the skies will be different yet again!
Filename - great orme timelapse 03.mp4
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 22mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/6 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 0.6 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density filter used to balance the exposure between sky and foreground
Shooting interval - 3 seconds
Location - Llandudno West Shore, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps
Clip duration - 21 seconds
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