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Llandudno Sunset Time Lapse #13

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With lively weather, the North Wales coast is a great place to see some dramatic sunsets out over the Irish Sea.

One of the best place to catch the action, with great coastal features and a massive tidal range is the West Shore at Llandudno.

On this particular evening the tide was fully in at sunset which caused me a problem as, combined with a stiff onshore breeze, the spray coming off the breaking waves coated everything with a fine layer of salt, including the graduated filter on the front of my camera.

But the colours and light play in the clouds were just too lovely to miss, so I kept on filming until most of the evening's action had passed before driving home to give the camera, filters and lens a thorough cleaning.

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Video data

Filename - llandudno sunset timelapse 13.mp4

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1.3 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 2 secs @ f4, ISO400

Filters - 6 stop neutral density filter used to slow the exposure and allow the waves to blur. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky relative to the foreground.

Shooting interval - 3 seconds

Location - Llandudno West Shore, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p 30fps (4k and 1080p HD versions also available)

Clip duration - 20 secs