A brief break in the rainy, windy and cold November weather was all the excuse my wife Liz and I needed to escape the house and head to the North Wales coast for a bracing stroll by the sea.
Our chosen location was the West Shore beach at Llandudno, preferred due to the lovely views on offer here, but primarily because the beach is west facing and so catches the light of the setting sun all year round.
Having completed our perambulations up to the Great Orme and back, we had half an hour or so to go till sunset, with the sky over the Isle of Anglesey to the west starting to colour up nicely as the drifting clouds caught the increasingly warm light from the rapidly lowering sun.
Great conditions for a time lapse shoot then, and with hardly any breeze I was able to use my longest lens to capture the action without the rendered video twitching all over the place due to minute camera movements inbetween frames.
The mixture of setting sun and drifting clouds proved visually stunning, and I was soon joined by a host of mobile wielding snappers all busy capturing the scene as sunset unfolded.
After thirty minutes or so of filming the sun finally dipped below the horizon, but I kept on shooting for an extra few minutes just to round off the story I wanted to tell with this video.
Then, chilled to the bone, it was off to a local pub for a very welcome chicken and chips!
Filename - llandudno sunset timelapse 16
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 100-400mm zoom @ 400mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/2500 sec @ f5.6, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/640 sec @ f5.6, ISO100
Filters - None.
Shooting interval - 3 seconds
Location - Llandudno West Shore, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K+, and 1080p HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 21 seconds
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