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.
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
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