Having spent an hour or so playing french cricket on the green at Llandudno's West Shore with two of my grandsons I was in need of a break!
Fortunately for me, as evening approached it was time for their mother to take them home, leaving my wife Liz and me free to enjoy the sunset over the North Wales coast.
The tide was going out, leaving a surface of wet sand reflecting the delicate clouds wafting by over the Great Orme as the sun approched the horizon.
Ideal conditions for shooting a time lapse video then, with the muted tones and contrast fitting nicely within the capabilities of my camera's sensor, with the help of a two stop neutral density graduated filter to darken the sky.
The light quality and cloud movement were just lovely, and there was even a stream of brightly lit water flowing from a tidal pool that crossed the sand at my feet to add some foreground interest.
So I kept on filming well past sunset and on into twilight, as the warm light of sunset was gradually replaced by the cool blue tones of night.
What a perfect end to a lovely afternoon.
I'm just so blessed and grateful to God for all the wonderful experiences and people He's put around me!
Filename - llandudno sunset timelapse 06.mp4
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/250 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/5 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the exposure between the sky and foreground.
Shooting interval - 2 seconds
Location - Llandudno West Shore, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps
Clip duration - 29 seconds
All content copyright © Howard Litherland 2009-2018 unless otherwise stated.