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Llandudno Time Lapse #26

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Sandwiched between the two giant limestone outcroppings of the Little Orme and Great Orme, the low lying Llandudno Bay on the North Wales coast must surely be one of the most picturesque locations in the country.

So I make no excuse for the terabyte or so of image files I currently have stored from photographic excursions here over the years, nor do I have to excuse my visit here on this lovely evening, close to mid-summer in 2017, in order to capture the hundreds more exposures needed to make this time lapse video.

With the sun setting just beyond the tip of the Great Orme, my vantage point near the top of the Little Orme was perfect to catch the action over the Irish Sea, followed by the onset of dusk from the east as darkness spread over the land below me.

As twilight deepened, the orange glow of the town's lights and traffic became more pronounced, providing a lovely colour contrast against the deep blue of the heavens above.

Finally, with nearly all natural light extinguished by the velvety blackness of night it was time to leave my lofty perch and make my way gingerly back down the Little Orme, by torchlight, to my car parked below.

Yet another beautiful spectacle from Llandudno.

You'd have thought I might have gotten tired of photographing here, but with experiences like this evening to enjoy I'll keep on coming back as long as I'm able.

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Video data

Filename - llandudno timelapse 26.mp4

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/15 sec @ f22, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 6 secs @ f4, ISO400

Filters - 3 stop neutral density graduated filter used to darken the sky

Shooting interval - 10 seconds

Location - Llandudno, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p 30fps

Clip duration - 33 secs