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Llyn Padarn Time Lapse #9

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One of the many iconic views in the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, this is Llyn Padarn filmed on an unusually calm and sunny day in March 2018.

My wife Liz and I had spent the day enjoying the nice weather by touring around Snowdonia, with stops for hiking, coffee and photography, but not necessarily in that order!

We were driving towards the coast at Caernarfon to catch the sunset, a route that took us through Llanberis and alongside the lake.

Once I'd noticed just how calm the conditions were I decided to stop for a while right at the far end of Llyn Padarn to watch and film one of my favourite views looking back up the lake from Pont Pen-y-llyn, past the ruins of Dolbadarn Castle and onto the high peaks of the Snowdon range beyond.

With light, fluffy cumulus clouds wafting across the sky it was the ideal opportunity to shoot twenty minutes or so of time lapse footage, with those clouds and mountains reflecting beautifully in the surface of the lake.

I finished filming as the light started to fade, and then it was back on the road to Caernarfon.

I never did catch the sunset that evening, but I was more than happy with the beauty of Snowdonia I'd been able to witness and capture on that lovely afternoon.

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Video data

Filename - llyn padarn timelapse 09.mp4

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm

Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/80 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/80 sec @ f4, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the light levels between sky and water.

Shooting interval - 2 seconds

Location - Llyn Padarn, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

This clip - HD 720p 30fps

Clip duration - 21 secs