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Llyn Idwal Time Lapse #1

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The story behind this video

Mean, moody and magnificent. This is Llyn Idwal, backed by the Glyderau range of mountains in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales.

The climb up to Llyn Idwal is relatively benign, but things soon get a bit more strenuous once you ascend into the Devil's Kitchen and up the high peaks beyond.

The weather was typical Snowdonia when my wife Liz and I climbed up to Llyn Idwal in the company of our daughter and her family, with intermittent patches of cloud and sunlight casting rapidly moving shadows over the dramatic landscape below.

So while the picnic was being consumed it was out with the camera and tripod for fifteen minutes or so of shooting the hundreds of still images needed to make this time lapse video, conveying something of the majesty of this awesome landscape.

Video data

Filename - llyn idwal timelapse 01.mp4

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/125 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/125 sec @ f4, ISO100

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

Shooting interval - 2 seconds

Location - Llyn Idwal, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p 30fps

Clip duration - 13 secs