The sight that greeted my wife Liz and I as we arrived at Hartland Quay car park for the first time was just jaw dropping.
I'd been advised by a friend at work who had lived in north Devon for a while to make a visit to Hartland a priority during the two week holiday my wife Liz and I enjoyed in this beautiful part of the country.
I'm certainly glad I took his advice, as I would have deeply regretted missing such breathtaking (literally!) views.
The coastline on the Hartland Peninsula is nothing short of stunning, with a shoreline comprised of knife edge rocks constantly pummelled by the Atlantic ocean, backed by towering sea cliffs formed from strata twisted by huge forces into tortuous shapes.
There was a reasonable breeze blowing on this occasion, with atlantic swells rolling in past jagged sawtoothed rocks as broken cloud scudded by overhead causing patches of sunlight and shadow to race across the scene.
I wasted no time in setting up my camera and tripod to record the amazing scenery, first of all taking a series of still photos followed by some real time video and then settling down to take the hundreds of still images needed to create this time lapse video clip showing the clouds and waves rolling over and under those graphic rock formations.
Filename - hartland quay timelapse 01
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 35mm
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 reduce the brightness of the sky.
Shooting interval - 2 seconds
Location - Hartland Quay, Devon, England
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K+, and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 14 seconds
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