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Llanfairfechan Timelapse #8

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The wonderful North Wales coast is a hugely dynamic landscape, with ever changing weather, light and, of course, tide.

One of the best places to experience the large tidal range in this part of the world is at Llanfairfechan, where acres of sand at the start of the Menai Straits gets exposed and covered twice a day.

The beach here has some fascinating contours and exposed sandbanks which quickly fill with water on an incoming tide, together with a collection of great looking battered old sea defence groynes that have long since given up the struggle against the elements.

Added all together, these features make for a great time lapse video, which I filmed over a two and a half hour period on a day off from work.

My only problem was that my day off was in early December, and staying in one place for that length of time got distinctly chilly!

Still, the end result was well worth a bit of discomfort to achieve.

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Video data

Filename - llanfairfechan timelapse 08.mp4

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/30 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/30 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Shooting interval - 10 seconds

Location - Llanfairfechan, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps

Clip duration - 26 seconds