Late October, the clocks have gone back and it's finally stopped raining over the mountains, forests and lakes of beautiful North Wales.
Time for my wife Liz and I to emerge from our house, suffering from a severe case of cabin fever, and head out to the Snowdonia National Park for some much needed exercise and fresh air.
Our chosen destination was Llyn Mymbyr, with its impossibly beautiful views out towards the peaks of the Snowdon Horseshoe mountains to the west.
After a walk through the woods on the Moel Siabod side of the lake (very wet underfoot) we returned to our car to watch and film as storm clouds raced by over the summits and the setting sun sent searching beams of golden light across the shadowed landscape.
Once the sun had disappeared behind the peaks I took myself and all my camera gear down the the lakeshore, hoping that the waters would become still, as they often do during dusk, allowing me to shoot some more time lapse of the passing clouds reflecting in Llyn Mymbyr as day gave way to night.
Well I wasn't disappointed, as I was treated to a gorgeous display of light and colour in the heavens above, all reflecting in the mirror-like surface of the lake.
And I wasn't alone in enjoying the evening, as a couple of other photographers shared the shoreline with me, exchanging tips on good places to go for that 'ultimate' image that we're all chasing.
Filename - llyn mymbyr timelapse 14
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens (1st sequence) - 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm
Lens (2nd sequence) - 17-40mm zoom @ 17mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/4000 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.
Shooting interval - 4 seconds
Location - Clwydian Range AONB, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K+, and 1080p HD formats also available)
Clip duration - 47 seconds
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