The promise of a full moon rising over the North Wales coast at dusk drew me and my wife Liz to Llandudno, specifically the panoramic drive around the Great Orme giving us a great view over the North Shore promenade and the iconic Victorian pier.
I wanted to capture the moon rise as a time lapse video, so I set up my camera and tripod to capture the full sweep of Llandudno Bay, right from the Little Orme to the east, to the pier at the western end of the bay.
As the daylight faded away and the lights of Llandudno came on, there was still no sign of the moon, hidden behind a band of low cloud over the coast.
But I wasn't too perturbed, as the change from day to night over Llandudno was entrancing to watch, and eventually the clouds parted and the moon finally put in an appearance just to round this time lapse off nicely!
Filename - llandudno_dusk_timelapse_07
Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2 DSLR
Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 26mm
Exposure - (start of sequence) - 1/8 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure - (end of sequence) - 2.5 sec @ f/4, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the brightness levels between the sky and land.
Shooting interval - 6 seconds
Location - Llandudno North Shore, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 20 seconds
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