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Llyn Mymbyr Timelapse #16

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The story behind this video

It's a view I never get tired of.

This is sunrise at Llyn Mymbyr in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, with the magnificent peaks of the Snowdon Horseshoe glowing in the warm light of the rising sun and reflecting in the still waters beneath.

In April, when I shot this time lapse video, the sunrise is at around 6am at 53°N, which meant a 3.30am alarm call for me so I could be at the lakeside starting to capture the hundreds of still images needed to create this time lapse as the sky just started to lighten in the east.

What a fantastic way to start the day, as the world wakens and all you can hear is the lapping of the water and the songbirds starting their dawn chorus while the cool blue tones of twilight slowly give way to the warm red tones of direct sunlight grazing the mountains.

Slowly, slowly, the sunlight creeps down the flanks of the mountains and over the undulating landscape around the lake until, at last, everything is bathed in bright light and it's time to pack the camera away and head home for breakfast.

Video data

Filename - llyn mymbyr timelapse 16

Camera - Canon EOS 6DMK2

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 65mm

Exposure (start of shoot) - 8 secs @ f/4, ISO100
Exposure (end of shoot) - 1/80 sec @ f/4, ISO100

Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to reduce the brightness of the scene relative to its reflection.

Shooting interval - 10 seconds

Location - Llyn Mymbyr, Snowdonia, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (4K, and 1080p HD formats also available)

Clip duration - 18 seconds