Close to sunset on a 'soft' evening in Ireland and my wife Liz and I have driven up the Tipperary side of the huge and beautiful Lough Derg to one of our favourite viewpoints to watch the light play over the lake.
As usual for this part of the world, dramatic clouds were scudding across the darkening skies but down below us the surface of Lough Derg was almost a flat calm, reflecting the passing patches of light and dark on its still surface.
Towards the end of this particular time lapse shoot, after our picnic tea had been eaten, we were entranced by the passage of a solitary boat across the lake, with its wake fanning out across the waters.
A fitting end to this time lapse clip, but we stayed on as the arrival of dusk drew a veil of darkness over the land.
But that's another story and another time lapse.
Filename - lough derg clouds timelapse 02
Camera - Canon EOS 6D
Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 32mm
Exposure (start of sequence) - 1/60 sec @ f4, ISO100
Exposure (end of sequence) - 1/60 sec @ f4, ISO100
Filters - 2 stop neutral density graduated filter used to balance the light levels between the sky and foreground. Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.
Shooting interval - 2 seconds
Location - Lough Derg, County Tipperary, Ireland
This clip - HD 720p, 30fps (5k, 4k and HD 1080p versions also available)
Clip duration - 19 seconds
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