North Wales is one of those places in the world where interesting weather abounds.
With the jetstream driving Atlantic low pressure systems eastwards, it's North Wales where the weather first makes landfall after crossing the Irish Sea.
And with the mountains of Snowdonia just inland, that moisture laden air has nowhere to go except upwards where it cools, forming dramatic cloudscapes over the high ground.
Which was certainly the case on this particular evening in August 2020 as my wife Liz and I enjoyed a bracing stroll along the West Shore promenade at Llandudno in the freshening breeze.
Having got back to our car, I was loth to end our seaside adventure, especially with such great weather kicking off overhead.
So it was out with the camera and tripod to capture the hundreds of still images needed to create this time lapse video.
A repurposed hotel showercap served as an impromptu rain cover for my camera's sensitive electronics (I learnt that the hard way!), but I ended up getting rather wet.
Still, never mind, as the final edited video more than made up for a little dampness.
Filename - llandudno clouds timelapse 02
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure - (start of sequence) - 1/20 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure - (end of sequence) - 1/8 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky relative to the land.
Shooting interval - 2 seconds
Location - Llandudno West Shore, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 21 seconds
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