A good weather forecast for the North Wales coast in late May had me getting out of bed at quarter past two in the morning and heading off to Llandudno to photograph the dawn and sunrise over the iconic Victorian pier.
Well I wasn't disappointed, with beautiful twilight colours in the sky towards the eastern horizon and the lights of the pier reflecting in the calm waters of the Irish Sea below me.
As the time of sunrise approached a heavy band of cloud blew over the scene from the west, leaving just a narrow gap on the horizon.
So I decided to zoom in on the pavillion at the end of the pier, backed with the rotating offshore turbines of the Gwynt y Mor windfarm, and wait for the sun to appear.
In the end I enjoyed a spectacular, if brief, sunrise, with the sun appearing over the pier and then disappearing again into the clouds.
Then it was time to pack up and head home, tired but happy, in time for breakfast and on to start the working day.
Filename - llandudno sunrise timelapse 02
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens (1st sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 28mm
Lens (2nd sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 8 secs @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/250 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters (1st sequence) - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the light levels between the sky and sea.
Fliters (2nd sequence) - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the light levels between the sky and sea.
Shooting interval (1st sequence) - 10 seconds
Shooting interval (2nd sequence) - 2 seconds
Location - Deganwy, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (5K, 4K, and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 31 seconds
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