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Llyn Padarn Timelapse #5

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One of the loveliest and most visited places in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is the town of Llanberis, situated on the side of Llyn Padarn.

The views along the length of the lake are just stunning, taking in the ruined castle of Dolbadarn, followed by the 'V' shaped Pass of Llanberis which is flanked on one side by the other-worldly abandoned slate quarry at Dinorwig, and on the other by the high peaks of the Snowdon mountains.

I've shot many time lapse and still images from the bridge at the far western end of Llyn Padarn before, so in seach of a new view I took the turn down to the watersports centre a little way from my usual spot.

I was pleasantly suprised with what I found, with tree lined quiet inlets and coves that couldn't be seen from any other vantage point.

There was plenty of cloud and sunlight movement going on to make it worthwhile shooting a half hour's worth of time lapse, but I hadn't reckoned on the plethora of windsurfers, paddleboarders and kayakers also enjoying themselves on this stretch of water.

No need to get frustrated though, as the antics of the watersports afficianados provided Liz and I with a lot of light relief, and added a certain comic element to the finished video as well.

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Video data

Filename - llyn padarn timelapse 05.mp4

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 17-40mm zoom @ 23mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/160 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/160 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare. 2 stop neutral density filter used to reduce the brightness of the sky.

Shooting interval - 2 seconds

Location - Llyn Padarn, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p, 30fps

Clip duration - 19 seconds