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Llandudno Dusk Time Lapse #2

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Llandudno on the North Wales coast is one of my 'go to' locations to photograph a sunset.

Normally I'll end up on the West Shore and shoot a time lapse of the sun dropping into the Irish Sea.

But on this occasion I decided to catch the transition from day to night on the North Shore promenade instead.

With its Victorian pier, hotels, amusements and other attractions, the North Shore is much more popular than the West Shore, and I was fortunate on this occasion to get a parking spot right next to where I was planning to photograph this time lapse.

I'm happy to report that everything went according to plan for once, and while Liz sat in the car happily knitting away, I spent the next hour and a half hunched over my camera, making minute adjustments to the shutter speed as the sun set and the scene slowly darkened.

The transition from natural light to artificial light was especially nice, with clouds over the Great Orme catching the last of the sun's colour as the lights along the promenade slowly became the prominent source of illumination.

I kept filminmg until the sky was nearly dark beofre finally packing up for the drive back home and a late supper.

A lovely way to end the day.

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Video data

Filename - llandudno dusk timelapse 02.mp4

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/30 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 4 secs @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 3 stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky.

Shooting interval - 2 seconds

Location - Llandudno North Shore, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p 30fps

Clip duration - 27 secs