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Llandudno Clouds Timelapse #3

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The story behind this video

The desire to get out for a breath of sea air finally overcame my wife Liz and my reluctance to get wet and cold on a stormy December day.

So we loaded up our car with survival gear and photographic equipment and headed to the West Shore at Llandudno on the North Wales for a bracing stroll in the freshening breeze.

Stroll over, we parked up at the base of the Great Orme while I attempted some photography.

The storm clouds over the North Wales coast, with rain squalls tracking along the horizon, were very dramatic so I hunkered down behind a convenient parapet and set my camera off recording the few hundred still images needed to create this time lapse video.

But after only a few minutes' shooting the rain arrived, dousing me, my camera, and more importantly, the filter on the front of my lens, turning my images into a blurry mess.

Once the squall had passed I wiped everything down and started again, hence why this timelapse is in two rather unequal halves!

Then the amazing happened, as the setting sun found a gap in the clouds over Llanfairfechen and burst forth in glorious light.

A bit too much for my time lapse as it turned out!

But by no means a bad end to a rather dramatic few minutes.

Video data

Filename - llandudno clouds timelapse 03

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/60 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/125 sec @ f/4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Shooting interval - 2 seconds

Location - Llandudno West Shore, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and HD formats also available)

Clip duration - 13 seconds