Being 'home alone' for a Saturday gave me the opportunity to do some time lapse filming under unusual circumstances.
The unusual circumstance on this occasion involved a steep climb up the side of the Little Orme limestone escarpment overlooking Llandudno Bay on the North Wales coast, in order to film what I hoped would be a stunning sunset over the town of Llandudno itself.
But the weather had other ideas, and by the time I'd reached my preferred perch the sky had clouded over and the sun was no more than a glowing patch of light behind the fog.
No matter, as I was glad of the attenuated light and cloud action, both of which would help towards an interesting time lapse, so long as the horizon stayed clear for the sunset.
But it was not to be, as the clouds grew heavier and heavier as sunset approached and the sun disappeared completely behind the banks of vapour streaming by overhead.
This video shows the first installment of the time lapse clips I filmed that afternoon and evening.
I contempleted giving up and climbing back down after I'd finished shooting the stills for this clip, not thinking that anything more would happen light-wise.
But in the end I kept shooting, and was rewarded for my efforts with an unexpected diplay of twilight light and colour which can be seen in my Llandudno Dusk Timelapse #4 video.
So all in all, a few hours well spent up on the Little Orme!
Filename - llandudno timelapse 34.mp4
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/400 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/125 sec @ f4, ISO100
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 (5K, 4K, HD and web formats also available)
Clip duration - 18 seconds
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