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Llyn Cwellyn Timelapse #1

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The tail end of a tour around the beauties of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales found my wife Liz and I heading towards Caernarfon from Beddgelert along the A4085.

It had been quite an active weather day in Snowdonia (when isn't it!?), with heavy clouds blowing across the park from the Irish Sea, dropping the odd shower of rain on us as we drove along.

The A4085 passes through some lovely scenery, and skirts the edge of LLyn Cwellyn, a small lake bounded by the foothills of Snowdon.

It was here we decided to stop for a bite to eat, pulling into a layby by the side of the lake.

But I wasn't just going to sit there, so as Liz prepared the picnic I set my camera up by the water's edge to shoot twenty minutes or so of time lapse as the clouds streamed overhead and wavelets lapped around the legs of my tripod.

I ate my picnic while keeping an eye on the tripod in case it decided to blow over in the stiffish breeze, as has happened before, but I'm glad to report that all went well and twenty minutes later we were on our way again, with a full memory card to go with my full stomach!

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Video data

Filename - llyn cwellyn timelapse 01.mp4

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 19mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/60 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/60 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the exposure between the sky and foreground. Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Shooting interval - 2 seconds

Location - Llyn Cwellyn, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps

Clip duration - 20 seconds