One of my pleasures is driving, and when on holiday I'll seek out interesting and challenging roads to explore.
So when my wife Liz and I decided on a long weekend in England's Lake District, out came the maps to plan some routes.
I was fortunate in that, along with a lot of lakes, the Lake District also has a lot of mountains, crisscrossed with some great, narrow, winding roads.
One such is the Honister Pass, linking Seatoller to Buttermere.
With a 1 in 4 gradient at places and spectacular views, the Honister Pass proved to be a great drive, and to cap it all there's a slate mine and cafe at the highest point, which is where we stopped for a cuppa and for me to shoot the hundreds of still images needed to create this time lapse sequence.
The weather this high up was dramatic to say the least, with a stiff breeze blowing heavy storm clouds over the surrounding peaks, and I only just managed to get my shoot in before a squall passed by, drenching everything and everyone in driving rain.
Still, we didn't come up the Honister Pass expecting to sunbathe!
Filename - honister pass timelapse 01
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/80 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/80 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Filters - Polarising filter used to enhance colours.
Shooting interval - 2 seconds
Location - Honister Pass, Lake District, England
Video processing - Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Premiere Pro
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and 1080p HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 14 seconds
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