It's 4.15 in the morning and a light mist is drifting over the still waters of Llyn Mymbyr as the first light of dawn slowly creeps across the sky above the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.
In the far distance the peaks of the Snowdon Horseshoe reflect in the mirror-like surface of the lake as I drink in the amazing atmosphere down at the water's edge.
Of course, I'm not only here for the good of my soul, important though that is, as I hunt for a stable platform for my tripod amongst the shoreline rocks, preparing to shoot the hundreds of still images needed to make this time lapse video.
As the camera clicks away I watch entranced as the rising sun eventually lights the summit of Snowdon and the warm light of dawn flows across the undulating landscape like liquid gold.
An hour and a half seems to pass in an instant and then it's time to pack up and head back to the car for the long drive home, followed by breakfast and on to work, buzzing at having witnessed such beauty.
What a great way to start the day!
Filename - llyn mymbyr timelapse 13
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens (1st sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 8 secs @ f4, ISO200
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/50 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.
Shooting interval - 10 seconds
Location - Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (5K, 4K, and HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 25 seconds
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