A very cold night in the middle of winter found me parked up by the side of Llyn Ogwen in the Snowdonia National Park, with the intention of capturing a few hundred stills of the stars wheehling overhead and reflecting in the lake.
As they say - 'the best laid plans of mice and men'!
The shoot started off well enough, with a reasonably clear sky allowing some of the brighter stars to shine through as the last of twilight fled from the heavens.
But pretty soon the heavier cloud started to blow over, obscuring the stars.
Nevertheless I kept going in the hope that the clouds would disperse but they nver did.
However, I was on the verge of giving up when a bright moon rose from behind Tryfan, lighting up the clouds and foreground in an ethereal light.
So I hunkered down and kept on shooting till the early hours, not achieiving the result I had planned when I started, but turning out a rather nice video in this wonderful place.
And I can always come back and have another go at capturing the stars.
Filename - llyn ogwen timelapse 02.mp4
Camera - Canon 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @24mm
Exposure (start of sequence)
5 secs, f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence)
30 secs, f4, ISO100
Time between exposures - 30 secs
Location - Llyn Ogwen, Snowdonia, Wales
This clip - HD 720p
Clip duration - 32 secs
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