A very early start in the middle of summer found me on the shores of Llyn Ogwen in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, watching as the light of dawn slowly stole across the heavens from the northeast.
In front of me the rippled surface of the lake was reflecting the cool blue light of the sky, while to my right the imposing bulk of Tryfan was still engulfed in deepest shadow.
As I started to set up my camera to record the stills for this time lapse sequence the wild tits and finches started flying around, singing to each other as they sought out breakfast amongst the early rising insects.
A lovely soft morning to be out and about as the sun rose behind the slopes of Pen yr Olwen to the east, lighting the slowly moving clouds and picking out details on the face of Tryfan as the light came and went in a teasing dance.
All too soon it was quarter past six and time to pack up and drive the hour and a quarter back to my place of work over in Deeside.
Was it worth the effort, getting up in the middle of the night and driving all this way?
I reckon so.
Filename - llyn ogwen timelapse 01.mp4
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 17-40mm zoom @19mm
Exposure (start of sequence)
5 secs, f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence)
1/2 sec, f4, ISO100
Time between exposures - 6 secs
Location - Llyn Ogwen, Snowdonia, Wales
This clip - HD 720p
Clip duration - 35 secs
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