A glorious Saturday in July 2018 found my wife Liz and I taking the hour and a half drive from our home in Northeast Wales, through the foothills of Snowdonia and on to the reservoir of Llyn Vyrnwy.
Engineered by the Victorians to provide water to Liverpool, this reservoir was highly contentious when it was made, due to the flooding of the local village and surrounding farmland.
But there's no doubting that today the lake looks very lovely indeed, surrounded by the forest covered sloped of the Berwyn hills.
One of the lake's most striking features is the ornate water straining tower, with its pointed turrets and gables making for a highly visual feature along the shoreline.
There are roads and paths all round the reservoir, and Liz and I made full use of them during our day out, stopping often to stroll and photograph.
During our tour around the lake I made four twenty second time lapse video clips showing lovely cumulus clouds wafting over the water and surrounding countryside, including the water straining tower, which I've strung together to make this compilation of our day out.
Just a beautiful spot, when it's not raining that is!
Filename - llyn vyrnwy timelapse 01.mp4
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens (1st sequence)- 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Lens (2nd sequence)- 24-105mm zoom @ 105mm
Lens (3rd sequence)- 24-105mm zoom @ 35mm
Lens (4th sequence)- 24-105mm zoom @ 24mm
Exposure (1st & 3rd clips) - 1/125 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (2nd & 4th clips) - 1/60 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters (all clips) - Polarising filter used to enhance colours. 2 stop neutral density filter used to balance the exposure between sky and water.
Shooting interval (all clips) - 2 seconds
Location - Llyn Vyrnwy, North Wales
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps
Clip duration - 74 seconds
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