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Llanfairfechan Timelapse #6

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With miles of beaches, the North Wales coast is a great place to watch the sunset from during the summer months, with the sun setting to the northwest out over the Irish Sea.

Add to that a preponderance of beach architecture in the form of weathered and decaying wooden groynes and breakwaters and you've got a recipe for some great photography.

And, of course, the weather plays a part too, with active (sometimes too active!) frontal systems streaming in from the Atlantic on a regular basis.

But on this particular evening all was calm as my wife Liz and I enjoyed a coffee on the promenade at Llanfairfechan as my camera clicked away taking the hundreds of stills needed to make this time lapse video sequence of sunset and dusk.

We were treated to a bank of textured cloud blowing over just after sunset, and with a band of bright sky at the horizon rendering the moving waters into a sheet of what resembled beaten copper I just couldn't stop filming until most of the twilight colour had finally bled from the sky.

And the wonderful thing is that tomorrow, the weather, tide and light will be completely different!

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Video data

Filename - llanfairfechan timelapse 06.mp4

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/200 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 3.2 secs @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the exposure between the sky and foreground.

Shooting interval - 6 seconds

Location - Llanfairfechan, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps

Clip duration - 27 seconds